When I first started this blog, I used to do a lot of What I Ate Wednesdays and really really liked it at first, but over time I got tired of it. 1) because I really don’t like feeling like I can’t live my normal Wednesday life and need to take photos all day long and 2) I think that sometimes showing others exactly what you ate and in what quantity is a little unnecessary and very triggering. What if you’re reading someone’s post and see that they eat way less than you usually do? Or way more? Or ate veggies all day and you hate veggies? And then you feel guilty because you eat differently and/or not as “healthy” as someone else does? So in this WIAW, I’m not going to show you what I ate or how much I ate, but rather foods and meals that I really really like eating and you may too. And if not, that’s cool too. We all have the freedom to eat what is the most nourishing to us!
Breakfast is honestly probably my least exciting meal of the day. Mainly because it’s always on the go, in class, or before a run. So no time for fun. But still delish and starts my day off well.
Bought a new french press last month and I’m in LOVE. If any of ya’ll have never had french press coffee.. try it. I threw out my fancy coffee maker because this stuff is so much more fresh. I’m becoming a coffee snob and I know it.
Bagels and avo or peanut butter are also a classic. Sometimes I’ll even make veggie bagel sandwiches if I’m feeling savory.
This tofu scramble is my go-to after a workout. Tons and tons of protein and cheeeeeese.
This is probably my least creative meal of the day. Again, it’s always on the go. But some of the classics are veggies sandwiches, fruit, clif bars if I have a second practice, dark chocolate, green beans, cashews, etc.
I’m also big into making big dinners so that I can save some for lunch the next day. So sometimes I’ll bring quinoa, rice and beans, breakfast potatoes with sausage, homemade pizza, or whatever else I’m feeling for more of a hot lunch if I have time.
My fav time of the day. Snacks are actually eaten 3 times a day – between bfast and lunch, between lunch and dinner, and before bed. But we’ll group them all together for this! Lately I’ve been really hooked on Kashi cereal and granola.
I also usually make smoothies in the morning for after practice in case I don’t have time to eat a solid breakfast. So usually either a smoothie or normal breakfast is my mid-morning snack!
Also as a college student, bars are super handy. I really like Larabars and Kind bars the best, but also will sometimes buy Clif bars just in case I need some extra protein with all this running. I keep a giant bag of cashews in my backpack at all times too, so that gets eaten a lot!
Dinner is really whatever I’m feeling that day. Sometimes it’ll be similar to lunch, other days if I have enough time, I’ll spend 5-10 minutes on different blogs and make some recipes from other bloggers and RD’s!
Last night I had taco salad. Sooooo good.
You didn’t think I’d forget dessert did you?!
All time favorite: Ben & Jerry’s. A pint a day keeps the doctor away, or something like that, right??