Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Day’s Worth of Eats (WIAW)

Happy Wednesday my friends!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an entire day’s worth of meals, so I thought participating in this weeks WIAW would be a perfect opportunity. Thanks again to Jen for hosting this every week and be sure to pop on over to her blog and check out all of the other yummy things people have been munching on lately Smile.

So far this week has been excellent on the eating front. I’ve been staying within my calorie range, getting in lots of muscle-building protein (I shoot for 100 grams a day), and avoiding all of the temptations at my rotation. It has not been easy though! I sit at the nurse’s station and they all eat candy all. day. long. I’m determined to win this bet though and it’s been keeping me motivated.

Alright, without further ado, here are yesterday’s eats!

Breakfast – 7:00 am

I have actually been eating a lot of eggs and yogurt for breakfast lately, but yesterday I was in the mood for some Greek yogurt pancakes!


I topped this batch with a drizzle of maple syrup and a baked apple. Delicious!


Snack – 10:45 am

I wasn’t planning on having a morning snack yesterday, but by 10:45 I couldn’t take my growling stomach anymore (I think it’s gotten used to higher protein breakfasts). I had half of a cashew cookie Larabar to tide me over until lunch.


I love, love, love Larabars. My favorite flavors are chocolate chip cookie dough > cashew cookie > chocolate chip cherry torte. Yum!

Lunch – 12:00 pm

This same old packed lunch I eat every day!


A sandwich and two clementines. My sandwich was made with an Aunt Millie's Slimwich (I prefer these to the Arnold Sandwich Thins) and contained preservative-free deli ham, spinach, avocado, and a Laughing Cow Light French Onion cheese wedge.


I used to eat a carton of Greek yogurt with my lunch as well, but I’m trying to eat multiple small meals a day right now (hence the snacks) so my lunches are a little lighter.

Snack – 3:15 pm

I recently started buying cottage cheese again and have been loving it as a snack. Cottage cheese and blueberries is an amazing combo – I’d highly recommend giving it a try!


Tasty, low calorie, AND packed with protein. Win!

I got done at rotation at 4:30 and then it was time to hit the gym (yesterday was just cardio). I’m still trying to figure out my rotation/gym schedule because going to the gym after 8.5 hours of work is just not working for me. I may start sucking it up and forcing myself to wake up at 5:00 and go before rotation. It’ll be tough to get myself out of bed, but I know I’ll be grateful when 4:30 rolls around and I get to go straight home because my workout is already done for the day.

Post-Workout Shake – 6:00 pm


That would be 1 scoop of protein powder mixed with 8 ounces of water. I’m still making my way through my BSN Lean Dessert protein powder, but it’s almost time to buy some more and I’m still looking for a new kind to try out. Gotta fuel them muscles!


Dinner – 6:45 pm

My last veggie burger and the remainder of the sweet potato fries that my mom sent me back with served as my final meal of the day yesterday.


I feel like I haven’t actually cooked dinner in a really long time, but I’m not complaining about having food already made for me!


The recipe for these veggie burgers can be found here. I love them and my mom almost always makes them when I go home for a weekend.


And of course, you can never go wrong with sweet potato fries Open-mouthed smile.

Alright folks, that’s a wrap! Hope you enjoyed today’s WIAW post. Have a wonderful day!

Got any quick, easy, and low-calorie dinner recipes you’d recommend? Please share or link away in the comments section!


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