Good Evening Friends,
The last Wednesday in the month which means I probably owe you guys a WIAW. (What I Ate Wednesday for those of you that don’t know blog code)
Let’s talk about snacks for a second.
Do you snack? I have never really considered myself a big snacker. Growing up, I was always use to eating three solid meals a day and I seem to have stuck to that routine into my adulthood. I know many people who can graze all day without ever really eating a big meal and not that I see anything wrong with that, but it’s just not for me.
I find that when I bypass a meal and opt for smaller portions, I never seem to be satisfied. Much like how I could never see myself just drinking a smoothie for breakfast. I realize in theory it contains the same nutrient density and calorie base as most suitable breakfasts, but a meal without chewing, swallowing and digesting is not really a meal to me.
So the pint being, I don’t usually snack in place of meals. I do, however, listen to my body and fuel it when it’s hungry or when it needs to be fueled so if I am hungry I will always eat something. I always have something at night after dinner…always! I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I work out incredibly early and I choose not to eat before I run first thing in the AM. I would rather fuel the night before and have my body tap into those reserves for the morning rather than fill my belly at 4am. It works for me and it always has so why change it now?
Okay so back to WIAW…..
Breakfast- 6:30am (after workout)
- Natures Path Flax Flakes
- Barbaras Shredded Spoonfuls (I like to call them Chex)
- Small Banana
- Almond Milk
Lunch – 1:00pm
I usually don’t eat lunch this late but today I had a meeting that ran over so by the time I could make it home, it was past my normal lunch hour. I quickly put together a familiar favorite.
- Whole Wheat Wrap with Turkey, Egg White, Avocado, Spinach and Hummus
- Cucumber Slices
Snack – 3:30pm
I love these! I honestly don’t think I like any bar more than I like these.
We usually eat dinner around this time. One, we are both pretty hungry by then and two, I like to have my evenings open by 7:30pm to do work so that I can be in bed at a reasonable hour. If dinner were later, I would probably just eat and then go right to bed. Wow, how old am I?
Look at that, another salad! Okay, before you roll your eyes, let me explain. Salads are my thing. I’m not the type of girl that puts lettuce and a few cucumber slices in a bowl and calls it a meal. No, no, my salads are the real deal. Let’s break this one down…
- Grilled Veggies (Zucchini, Eggplant, Yellow Squash, Bell Peppers)
- Grilled Pineapple
- Balsamic/Dijon/Lemon Juice
- Fresh Herbs (Rosemary, Basil and Oregano)
- Feta Cheese