Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! How is this fine September day treating you? I love the month of September (probably because it’s my birth month). This summer flew by so quickly. I am such a fall girl so I am not too disappointed. I’m ready for the cooler weather and comfy sweaters 🙂 I’m not basic, I’m just a girl who loves fall!
Today I am doing another ‘what I eat in a day” because my diet has changed a lot since I last did one. While we were in Aruba, I made the decision to eat less meat. That doesn’t mean I don’t eat meat at all but I try to limit it. The reason being that it has given me so much energy and it has helped my daily anxiety a lot! I don’t feel weighed down and I have a lot less really anxious days than I did before. I have also trying to up my protein intake since I’m not getting it from meat very often and I have started a new workout routine and I want to put on a little more muscle. Let’s get started!
Breakfast has to be one of my favorite meals of the day. It gets me going and it usually involves pancakes or oatmeal of some sort. Sometimes both! I love to make protein pancakes but this particular day I made blender pancakes. I love the blog “Erin Lives Whole” and she recently posted a recipe for blender pancakes and they are THE BOMB! I usually put a drizzle of maple syrup and some fruit on top! I don’t like my pancakes super sweet. I remember as a kid drenching my pancakes and waffles in maple syrup and now it just makes me cringe haha I also sometimes have some yogurt on the side (yogurt doesn’t upset my tummy, yay).
I like to keep lunch light. I have been loving bringing a little taco bowl to work with me. I just mix together some quinoa or wild rice blend with some black beans, corn, salsa, taco seasoning and beefless crumbles from Gardein. These crumbles have so much protein in 1 serving (18g) and it fills me up so much! Quinoa is an excellent source of complete protein as well! I also like to peel some clementines to bring to work with me as well. I love fruit and I like to have it as a little dessert at most meals.
Afternoon Snack-3:30 pm
If you know me, you know I love my snacks. I love to snack on veggies and hummus or a pack of nuts when I get home from work! Today, though, I chose the Emerald 100 calories packs of nuts! My favorite is the almond and walnut mix. They’re so convenient and you can throw them in a bag if you’re on the go. They’re a great source of healthy fat and protein so it’ll tide me over until dinner. I used to snack on veggies and hummus a lot BUT my absolute favorite hummus from Lantana was recently recalled so I haven’t had that in a while *tears*. I haven’t been able to find a hummus besides that one that I really like. Sometimes I also have a little muffin that I baked. I love me some muffins!
This night we had spaghetti squash for dinner. I learned how to make spaghetti squash last fall and I love it for a super healthy dinner. Joey likes it too! I like to add in my beefless crumbles to make a little meat sauce and sprinkle it with some nutritional yeast. Sometimes I’ll make a loaf of artisan bread to go along with it but that usually has to start the day before.
After Dinner Snack-8:00 pm
Like I said before, I love my snacks but I also have a crazy sweet tooth. I can’t go to bed without having a little sweet treat while Joey and I watch a show or movie on the couch (ahem, Bachelor in Paradise). Sometimes it will be something that I baked that week but most nights I have a bowl of multigrain cheerios with a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I don’t know why but I don’t love tons of milk in my cereal like I used to. I just like enough to wet the cereal a little. It’s the perfect slightly sweet treat 🙂 I also like to have a cup of tea as well. I love this tea from Bigelow!
That’s a typical day of eats for me! I am not a health professional and I just eat what works for me. These are all just suggestions 🙂