A (Food) Day in the Life

So, my day to day life isn’t some super exciting, interesting story that I think you’d want to read.  But I know that one of the things so many people ask me about the 21 Day Fix plan is “what do you eat?”  Well, here is a fairly typical day for me.

I’ve actually moved some things around on the list for a more helpful view in.  I have been practicing with moving around my meals and testing some things out, but the food is the same!  I’m also leaving off amounts since there are several calorie levels on the 21 Day Fix.  But this is a peek in on what my meals look like.

Post Workout – Shakeology
Breakfast (a few hours later) – Steel cut oats with almond butter and 1/2 banana, 2 hard boiled eggs
Lunch – Ground turkey with quinoa, either kale chips, Brussels sprouts leaves or spinach and fruit
Afternoon snack – carrots and hummus, sweet potatoes, and fruit
Dinner – Salad with chicken or fish
Dessert – peanut butter 🙂

Sometimes, I’ll skip a protein earlier in the day and have a protein shake for dessert.  You can see that I keep it pretty simple, not really using recipes but instead just combining items when I eat them.  This works well for me so that I can mix and match things.  Some days you want a change!  I also use a lot of the 21 Day Fix spice blends to change it up.  I love that this plan keeps it simple with giving a lot of options for variety!

I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I first unboxed the 21 Day Fix program and got started.  It has been such a welcome change to my eating!  I plan to get the 21 Day Fix Extreme when it comes out next month…I can’t wait to check out the next level.  If you want to check out the original, join in for my next group on 1/26…a great way to kick up those healthy workout and nutrition habits before the January motivation fades!

Easy Eating

How was your weekend?  We had a good one here!  I have to work today, but I have a 4 day weekend next week.  I’ll take it!

I wanted to go through and write out a day of food.  Not my perfect day, not super healthy, not anything special…not even a typical day.  What is it? Easy.  All of the food is quick, minimal cooking time, and reasonably healthy.  It’s a decent day.  Please remember, I eat a lot of calories right now to support breastfeeding.  This may be too much food for you, or it may be too little.   So pick and choose, use it for ideas, and I hope you find something that helps you out!

5am – Wake up – Chocolate Shakeology with frozen berries and water
8:30am – Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats (I get these that take about 5 minutes total) with almond butter and banana
A little later – Clif Z Bar (I buy the Chocolate Crispy)
11:30am – Chicken sausage (I have two of these), Butternut Squash soup (I buy the Pacific brand…not making it!) with coconut oil, nutritional yeast and cinnamon
A little later – grapes
2:30pm – P90X bar (I buy the variety box and alternate through all of them).  Larabars are also a good option, but I find that the P90X bars keep me satisfied longer.
A little later – Chocolate PB2 mixed with water
5:30/6pm – Gardenburger, Steamed spinach (in the microwave…I use this) with olive oil and Garlic Gold nuggets
pm – Tofutti Marry Me bar

I wouldn’t usually eat all of this for one day.  Often, dinner is from the crockpot (still easy) but I wanted to throw in an even easier option there.  I will also make chili (crockpot again!) for lunches.   The “a little later” foods would typically be while I’m pumping during work and aren’t always, but I left them in as quick snacks in case they’re helpful.

Are you out and about?  I have posted before about eating at Chipotle and sometimes I’ll also do Starbucks for their egg white sandwich.

Do you have questions?  I’d love to help.  You can still eat fairly healthy when you have no time!