I haven’t done a post about my daily eats for awhile, I thought it would be fun to do a little recap of what my eating has looked like lately. This is a weekday of food, and I tend to try to eat more healthy during the week, so I have plenty of room for wine and frozen yogurt on the weekends. (That said, those two things seem to find their way into my evenings during weeknights, too…)
So here’s a little “What I Ate Wednesday” recap, to show you what my meals have been like lately.
Lately, I’ve been craving different breakfast foods. I used to have a smoothie every morning, but lately I’ve been having a bowl of yogurt with some fruit and granola when I first wake up, and then make a glass of fresh juice before I head out the door for work. I swear that juice is the best energy drink around!
A new cafeteria at work opened up and I’m in love with the salad bar! They also have some great packaged snack options. I recently got this kale Caesar salad, which I was thrilled was vegetarian. (Typically Caesar dressing has anchovies in! Watch out!) To round out the lunch, I grabbed a bag of these soy crisps which pack in some extra protein. I try to avoid too much soy protein, but I thought it would be a nice snack with my salad.
I’ve been doing a lot of cooking lately, and I typically try to make something that incorporates some vegetables, as well as protein (usually a bean or cheese or combination of those two things) and sometimes that means tacos, sometimes it’s whole wheat pasta, or sometimes it’s a bean or lentil soup. I really didn’t cook that often, until last fall. I used to be such a calorie counter that it took a lot of the fun out of cooking. (Cooking with no oil, and just vegetables really isn’t that exciting, even for a vegetable lover like me.) I’m learning a lot about how flavors work together, and while I’m by no means a chef, I’m having fun learning in the kitchen.
Depending on the night, sometimes Alex and I will go get frozen yogurt, or sometimes I’ll have some wine, but other times, I stay out of the kitchen. I no longer feel the need for a nighttime snack, as I’m eating enough throughout the day. I think I sleep better when my stomach isn’t totally full.
So clearly, I’m not really following any sort of meal plan, but I have a basic outline of how I try to eat. None of it is set in stone, and I don’t count calories anymore. It’s much more relaxed, and I have no trouble sticking to this sort of plan, because nothing is off limits! Just moderation and veggies where ever I can get them!