Tone It Up Meals: Week 1

I mentioned on Monday that I’m doing the Tone It Up Bikini Series challenge for the next 8 weeks, so I’m focusing on meals that are lean, clean, and green! Since it’s What I Ate Wednesday, I wanted to show you what I ate yesterday!

I rolled myself out of bed earlier than usually to do a treadmill workout followed by this workout video + a set of “daily moves” which were lots of squats and lunges. It took about 45 minutes to do it all, so once I was finished I was ready for breakfast.

blueberry smoothie bowl with toppings

This was a smoothie bowl with lots of yummy toppings. I need texture in my smoothies and they must be eaten with a spoon. (For me, real meals require a spoon! I can’t drink my breakfast.) This was so delicious and I was literally sad when it was gone.


My second meal of the day was a piece of Ezekiel sprouted grain bread (You can see my sprouted grains review here!) topped with a little almond butter.

For lunch, I packed a kale salad in a jar. I’d actually never done the salad-in-a-jar thing. I know. Who am I? But this worked surprisingly well.

salad in a jar

It was salad dressing in the bottom (grapeseed oil, agave, lemon juice) with quinoa, bell peppers, kale, and cilantro. I was a little skeptical but honestly it was delicious.


I also had an apple on the side. I love keeping my apples in the fridge so they’re super cold when I eat them. Does anyone else like their apples chilled?

For an afternoon snack, I had some popcorn.


The popcorn weirdly filled me up and I honestly wasn’t hungry until after 8pm. That’s super weird for me. Normally I’m starving at 5pm. Maybe it’s all the veggies? Anyways, I finally decided to eat some leftover soup around 8:30.

spiced chickpea soup

I had some leftover Moroccan Chickpea soup. I love all the spices in there! This hit the spot and kept me full for the rest of the night. I went to bed early because I was meeting friends for an early workout today. I’m not usually a morning workout person but I’m trying to get in the habit of it. I don’t think it’ll do it all the time but it’ll be nice to get it out of the way on busy days.

Curious what's on the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan? Here's a full day of healthy eating and recipes on the TIU Plan!

Curious about the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan? Here's what I ate during the Tone It Up Bikini Series Challenge. All of my meals were vegetarian and delicious!

Looking for more Tone It Up meals? Here are a few examples from last year’s challenge:

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  1. I can only eat cold apples! hate them warm!

  2. Mmm that smoothie bowl does look really good. I love the salad jar concept because it’s super easy, but I have a tendency to pack way too much in there, so mixing it up is a challenge haha.

  3. I have heard really good things about the skinny pop (I think that’s what it is right?) I used to eat so much popcorn, but haven’t since I last went to the movies. My favorite was kettle corn. The salty sweet has my heart 🙂

  4. I’m the exact opposite, I hate cold apples and need them kept on the counter! However I agree that I cannot drink my meals. Need a spoon or fork 🙂

  5. That’s interesting about the salad in a jar. I’ve been really curious to see how those work, but I trust you. I’m going to pack one for lunch tomorrow.

    I agree, no part of me wants to drink my meals. It could be all mental but I’m always hungry directly after.

  6. I’m all about the salad-in-a-jar! I’ve got a chickpea, roasted veggie, cabbage and tahini one packed for lunch today.

  7. I will be never be satisfied with a liquid breakfast – no matter how substantial it is. There must be spoon in hand and chewing involved.
    And I always store my apples in the fridge immediately. The crispier the better!

  8. I am the same way with my smoothies, I must eat them with a spoon and some people think I’m so weird for that haha. I also always have to include toppings as well 🙂

  9. YAY for smoothie bowls! I have been eating those suckers NONSTOP as of late. Almost daily in fact. Just wait until summer. I’ll probably be living off of them!! 🙂

  10. These meals look AMAZING! I love a good mason jar salad 🙂


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