I have really enjoyed reading your responses to yesterday’s post about finding a balance between running and cross training activities. Thanks for your positive feedback and for sharing it!
Once a week I try to write a “recent eats” post with highlights of what I’ve been cooking and eating over the last week. Yesterday morning I was reading Tina’s “Monday In Meals” post where she recaps everything she ate in a day and I thought that would be an interesting take on this week’s recent eats post. I documented everything I ate yesterday (including snacks) for a holistic picture of what I eat in a day and I’m going to share a few other things I’ve been cooking up lately too!
Tuesday in Meals
I made smoothie bowls for me and my fiance for breakfast after teaching 6 a.m. yoga. Into the blender went frozen bananas, cherries, strawberries and raspberries along with frozen spinach, baby kale, peanut butter, coconut milk (from a can), a pinch of sea salt and a scoop of Premier Protein Chocolate Milkshake Whey.
Un-pictured: a couple extra handfuls of granola + a dip of the spoon into the peanut butter jar. Also, black coffee. Lots of coffee.
A handful of cherries around 11:45 a.m. while I was boiling eggs to have on hand.
Chips and hummus while I was making lunch. I almost always snack on something while I’m prepping my lunch. I feel like it takes me 15 minutes to put a salad together and I’m always starving!
Lunch salad eaten at my desk while I was on a webinar around 1 p.m. Baby kale, arugula, hardboiled egg, apples, dried cranberries, avocado, tomatoes, cucumber and pistachios with my Tahini Turmeric Dressing.
I ate the rest of the apple from my salad with cinnamon and cashew butter around 4:30 p.m.
And a date. I love these organic medjool dates from Natural Delights. They are so soft and chewy.
It’s rare that I get us fed before 9 p.m. so we usually snack while I’m cooking. Last night it was Glutino Sea Salt Crackers (<– our fave and you can get them for just $2.77/box if you buy in bulk from Amazon. I pay $3.49 at Whole Foods) with Roots Thai Coconut Curry Hummus. If you can get Roots Hummus in your area, you MUST try this flavor. It’s amazing. I also had a glass of wine.
I did a one-pan roasted dinner along with leftover braised red cabbage.
All plated up! I used a new-to-me Asian-Style Pork Sausage with Ginger and Scallions from Fork in the Road that I got at Whole Foods and also roasted mushrooms, carrots and cauliflower alongside it.
And then I stuck my hand in the chocolate and peanut butter chip bags a few times. 😉
So there’s a day of eats from start to finish for me. Note, I didn’t workout yesterday. It was a rest day.
Here are a few other meal highlights to share!
Last week I made this awesome stuffed spaghetti squash with Italian sausage and veggies. I can’t wait to share the recipe with you!
Another lunch salad with massaged kale, strawberries, tomatoes, dried cranberries, avocado, turkey and pistachios with fig balsamic drizzle and olive oil.
Coffee, scrambled eggs and sweet potatoes with cashew butter.
When I was grocery shopping on Monday I finally downloaded the Whole Foods app and it’s awesome! There are special coupons that are exclusive to the app and one was for $5 off the most gorgeous halibut. Halibut is a pretty pricy fish so it doesn’t make its way home with me often but with the coupon it was doable. I made a red coconut curry with veggies and served it over jasmine rice. The fish cooked in the curry broth and was flaky and perfectly cooked. We loved this so much and I also plan on sharing this recipe with you. It was so flavorful.
And finally a leftover mashup night of stuffed spaghetti squash and red cabbage. And a look at how beautiful my blog pictures could be if I could actually photograph the food I make for dinner in natural light all the time. 🙂
I’m off to make a playlist for my yoga class tonight and then I have a meeting. It’s looking like today is going to end up being another rest day for me because I’ve had so many meetings, clients, classes and conference calls.
What time do you usually eat dinner?
Do you snack while making meals? I do it alllll the time…breakfast, lunch and dinner.