daily eats: 11.11.13

Hello, hello! How is everyone? In shock that its mid-November like me? Good because I’m in major denial. I’m back for a daily eats post, not with any theme…just a healthy day of food. :)

coffee: totally deserves its own food group, no? I had mine with 1/2 & 1/2. I tried to switch back to coconut creamer (to reduce the dairy in my life) but I just can’t. Coffee is one of life’s simple pleasures and I love it so much more with 1/2 & 1/2. So that’s what I drink it with.

Today I got up early (well, the same time I would get up to go to the gym) and instead of working out, I got ready and went to Starbucks instead. It saves me time on the commute and gives me an opportunity to write, work on the blog and create other content, it’s such a nice way to start the day.

breakfast: protein pancakes + maple syrup + creamy nutzo. This was the first time trying the banana hazelnut flavor of flapjacked protein pancakes - SO good.

lunch: chicken shawarma + greek salad (lettuce + cucumber + tomato +  feta + olives + olive oil + red wine vinegar + oregano). The shawarma recipe, though slightly involved, didn’t take too much time and was delicious. I would recommend it!

Normally I get really snacky in the afternoon, but I spent the afternoon at the doctors office so I wasn’t able to think too much about food. I did however have a smoothie prepared and ready to go. :)

snack: smoothie (vanilla tera’s whey + 1/2 banana + 1 cup frozen berries + 1 cup almond coconut milk) 

workout: now that I’m no longer training for my half marathon, I’ve pretty much stopped running. I think I’ll get back into it, but I’ve been looking forward to mixing it up again. I was still sore from two rounds of the 7-Minute Workout on Saturday (a good indication I need more lunges, squats and triceps dips in my life) so I kept it easy with 25 minutes elliptical + 25 minutes incline walking on the treadmill.

dinner: per usual, I changed our dinner schedule this week. It never fails! Steak + veggies was on the menu, but we ended up with Chipotle. I had a chicken salad + fajita veggies + salsa + greek yogurt (for sour cream) with some chips + guacamole.

dessert: two dark chocolate peanut butter cups

approximate nutrition stats: 1,750 calories, 82 grams fat (41%), 135 grams carbohydrates (30%), 28 grams fiber, 70 grams sugar, 130 grams protein (29%)

Thinking about those in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan – the destruction is heartwrenching. Give something if you can, they need it. 

Comments

  1. says

    Usually I just snack for lunch at work, but you’re inspiring me to make actual real meals–the day gets away from me sometimes!

  2. says

    So a friend recently introduced me to Chipotle (I know, I know, I’ve been living in a hole), and seriously their burrito bowls are delicious. I wish i could eat them all the time (but it’s only happened once haha).

    Also as you might have realized, I’m obsessed with protein pancakes.I remember seeing Flapjacked on your blog before. I’d be curious to try them. Wish they were in stores!

  3. Emily says

    While part of me is in shock about your lack of Chipotle, you do live in the land of amazing Mexican food so …why go to Chipotle?! We had a huge stack of BOGO coupons so we’ve been going on a regular basis. I don’t know what we are going to do when we run out of the coupons.

  4. says

    BOGO Chipotle coupons?? Yes please! Their chips and guac are ridiculously addictive.

    I would occasionally start my day at a coffee shop back in my working days and I found it both relaxing and productive. I kinda miss it.

  5. meg says

    I think you’ve posted about the protein flapjacks a few times now. I’d LOVE to try them but it seems so expensive to order if I’m not sure about them. Any chance you can talk them into doing a giveaway? (& Nutzo is the greatest!!)

  6. Emily says

    Hmm, good idea Meg! I think I’ll do a giveaway and make it a few of my favorite things. :) Coming soon.

  7. says

    I’m conflicted by the calendar. Time is flying too fast, but I’m also so excited for the holidays. Sometimes I love skipping a morning workout, not to sleep, but too work! I get more done in the very early mornings. And your salad reminds me that I need to get more creative with mine!

  8. says

    Can’t ever go wrong with Chipotle :) And, I really need to start eating more protein at breakfast… those pancakes look delish! What kind of coconut creamer were you using? Coconut milk from a can is *the* best in espresso :)

  9. says

    Awesome how you listed the full nutrition info at the bottom as well. Good indication for people who are interested. Also, what do you think of the 7 minute work out anyway? Still feels like 7 minutes just doesn’t do it, haha.

    Thanks!

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