When I discovered the healthy living blogs a while back I noticed a big trend with a little thing called “What I Ate Wednesday.” Since blogs are a community I could see where this type of sharing could be totally helpful, but also misconstrued to outsiders. No one is saying it is what you should eat this or that or somehow you are a bad person if you ate a cookie and shared it on your blog. Some bloggers even stated that they refused to share what they eat in a day at the risk of inviting negativity and comparisons. My sister and I will talk about what we ate on occasion and I’m sure I’ve had the same conversation with others so I do not see the harm in sharing. I actually do like reading through these WIAW posts on other blogs because sometimes it’s fun simply for ideas. For example, a new snack I really like may not be considered a traditional recipe, but if I saw it through another blog I may consider checking it out. So like anything else I think it all depends on perspective. I decided to participate in the link up to hopefully inspire some readers! I do not keep a food diary currently, but I have in the past so this recap feels like a diary entry of sorts since it includes all my meals from yesterday.
Breakfast – Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast foods. I purchase organic, gluten-free oatmeal on Amazon and my typical meal is a variation on overnight oats. Monday night I either forgot or was too lazy to put this together so I had to actually cook – over the stove yesterday ala Little House on the Prairie. My oatmeal consisted of ½ cup of oats cooked in water and then I added ½ scoop of Chocolate Sun warrior Protein and a splash of Unsweetened Coconut Milk. Toppings included ½ packet of Stevia, pecans, and 1 teaspoon of MCT Oil for some healthy fats.
Lunch – The oatmeal was pretty filling, but I found I was hungry around 1:00 for lunch and was in the middle of writing an article so I wanted a meal I could put together quickly. I ended up putting some Paleo Egg Cups in the oven and served them over arugula with a splash of olive oil. I forgot to snag a pic!
I was still a little hungry afterwards and wanted something sweet so my favorite Kind bar made an appearance.
Afternoon Snack – I knew I would need an afternoon snack to make it to the gym since that would put off dinner for a bit. My new favorite snack includes non-fat plain Greek yogurt with organic frozen raspberries and nuts or nut butter. I defrost a little less than ½ cup of the berries on the stove in coconut oil. This time I added about a tablespoon of sunflower butter. I also added that other half of a packet of Stevia to sweeten the yogurt.
Pre-Dinner/Post Workout – After I got back from the gym I put together a simple protein shake to sip on while I was prepping dinner. Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, 1 Scoop of Chocolate Sun and ice blended up.
Dinner – Grass-fed steak, roasted cauliflower and brown rice with a bit of butter. I also enjoyed a few pieces of dark chocolate for dessert afterwards. I am currently enjoying Green & Black 70% but I did not snag a picture of it which may be for the best. I see now that this dinner looks terribly unappetizing. As always I blame the lighting.
If you liked this WIAW post, head over to Peas & Crayons to view lots of others or to add your own!
Question of the Day: Do you talk about what you eat with others? No judgment, just curious. 🙂