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Since I seem to be in a sharing from a personal perspective mood, I figured what better time than to bring back an old favorite type of post. What I Ate Wednesday!
For those of you unaware of What I Ate Wednesday, it’s a link up for bloggers to participate in where we all share our daily meals to provide inspiration and ideas for others on a healthy living journey. You should definitely check it out. You can always find a load of great meal ideas and recipes in the posts! Thanks to Jenn from Peas & Crayons for leading it.
I used to participate in What I Ate Wednesday quite often, but then I got into more of the fitness blogging side of things. What can I say? I love to “talk shop”. I still eat, though. And I still focus on eating a healthy, balanced diet on a daily basis. I regularly share my workouts with you in my Move It Monday posts, but this week I want to share my regular daily eats with you too.
I tend to stick to the same basic meals and components on a regular basis, so what you see here will give you a good glimpse into what I regularly eat on any given day. I mix it up, of course, but this will provide a very realistic look at my meals. I don’t count calories or track my macronutrients, although I do think those habits can be beneficial in many cases. I simply strive to get balance in my meals and choose as wholesome and natural foods as possible, with some little splurges here and there.
Breakfast – 1/2 cup oatmeal + 1/2 cup mixed berries + 1-2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
(Post Workout )Snack – Green Smoothie made with 1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze, 1 frozen banana, 2 tablespoons peanut flour, 2-3 handfuls fresh spinach, 1/2 scoop protein powder (and coffee! gotta have the coffee before play time with the kiddos!)
Lunch – sweet potato with Cinnamon Laughing Cow wedge, hummus + carrots, 1 egg
Dinner – salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, chickpeas, dried cranberries, pecans, and balsamic dressing
Dessert – serving of frozen yogurt (mmmm Mocha!)
As I always say, I don’t strive for perfection in my meals but I do strive for overall balance and as healthful choices as possible. It takes the stress off and it works great for me!
Your Turn – Best thing you ate in the past few days?