Recently I have received quite a few questions through email and comments on posts about my daily eats. The questions mainly focus on what I eat throughout the day, when I snack and if I show everything I eat on the blog. I most definitely think this is worth addressing for everyone.
First and foremost, I do NOT blog every single thing that goes in my mouth. Sometimes, I don’t even blog about the things that I eat during the day. The purpose of this blog is not to be a food journal (although I do like to give you an idea of how I eat and what I’m eating) and I would never want to feel like a slave to documenting every single thing. Also, it would get a bit repetitive! My goal is to blog about a good mix of my diet, exercise and life.
Here are two very important things to note.
1. I snack.
2. I eat dessert.
I often don’t blog about my snacks. Normally, I don’t have a morning snack but I do have an afternoon snack around 4 p.m. My snacks are usually 200-300 calories. Here are some of my favorites!
A Larabar and green tea (really any bar but I am partial to Larabars!).
Apple with peanut butter.
Banana with peanut butter. I eat this snack all the time. It’s my “go to” for early morning (pre-workout) or late night snacking.
Nuts and dried fruit. I always have some sort of dried fruit and nuts at my desk. Currently it’s this giant bag of goodness. I can’t keep my hands out of it! (Oh and I finally got rid of the creepy owl clock at my desk! Woohoo!)
So there is an idea of the things that I snack on. Now, the fun part…dessert! It’s not that I don’t want to take pictures of dessert…it’s that I usually eat it while I’m blogging and have already uploaded and edited my photos for the night. Laziness!
I LOVE ice cream! We are never without ice cream in the freezer.
I can be easily convinced to whip up a batch of cookies.
And don’t even think about asking me to pass on dessert when we’re out to dinner! 😉
Hopefully this gives you a better snapshot of what I eat in a day. I’m a super scheduled eater but it’s important to note that if I’m hungry…I eat!!!
Enough of that! Let’s move on to today’s update. I was up early to head to the yoga studio while Brandon was still sleeping. I simply could not take another day without practicing so I just heavily modified my practice so as not to aggravate my hamstring. It was a success!
Breakfast when I arrived home was plain greek yogurt, granola, bananas, blueberries, dried cranberries and a dollop of sunflower seed butter. I stayed home this morning to take care of Brandon. He is in a TON of pain so I helped him get up and to the doctor.
Lunch was another tomato sandwich. I can’t get enough of them during the summer. This one featured light mayo, mashed avocado, tomatoes, spinach and cheddar on whole wheat. A few tortilla chips and cherries on the side.
And here is today’s snack was a Larabar and a kombucha before teaching BodyPump. Class was fabulous, as always. Lots and lots of pushups and my legs are feeling all of the lunges and squats!
Brandon doesn’t have much of an appetite since he feels bad so he had soup for dinner and I made an egg scramble. Loved this combination! Two eggs, leftover grilled eggplant and zucchini, tomatoes, spinach, sundried tomatoes, monterey jack cheese and basil. Cinnamon raisin toast on the side.
And of course I had my nightly bowl of ice cream! 😉
Hope it’s been a great week! Happy Friday friends!