daily eats: 4.2.14

Not to be all, “I’m so busy!” because everyone is, but what a crazy few weeks it’s been. After our trip to Mexico, we had Richie’s parents visiting (which kind of was like being on vacation in LA – and tons of fun!), my brother was here for a few days and now we’re getting ready to go on another trip next week. It’s all been a really fun and enjoyable “crazy” so in other words, I’m trying to balance vacation eating and drinking with lots and lots of kale. (And I managed to eat kale at all three meals on Monday!)

workout: 50 minutes on the treadmill (3.65 miles). It honestly felt great to get back to the gym. Even though I worked out using dvd’s last week, it isn’t quite the same for me. 

beverage: coffee + 1/2 and 1/2

breakfast: the most random breakfast known to (WO)man. Almonds + carrots + cheese stick. I didn’t really pack a breakfast this morning and my green smoothie was frozen solid so I snacked my way through it!

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lunch: salad greens + 1 Tbsp olive oil dressing + 3.5 oz deli turkey + 1 Tbsp of a fun mayonnaise recipe I’m working on. This lunch was simple, light and tasty.

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snack: I had an afternoon appointment with a Naturopathic Doctor so after that was finished, I headed to the natural foods store across the street to pick up some of the items she recommended and…let’s be real. I love perusing health food stores. I picked up some kombucha (on sale!) and drank half of a bottle on the drive home. When I arrived home I snacked on some sweet potato hummus (didn’t like) + pita chips.

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dinner: glass of wine + 2 chicken drumsticks + green beans + raw sauerkraut  + scoop of cookie butter for dessert

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approximate nutrition stats: 1,483 calories, 76 grams fat (51%), 88 grams carbohydrates (26%), 18 grams fiber, 26 grams sugar, 76 grams protein (23%)

thoughts: It’s a lot different from my last daily eats post, that is for sure! I think this is a good example of how some days are higher calories and others (like this one) are lower in calories. After a week+ of eating and drinking more than normal, my body doesn’t want and/or need as much food. Oh, and fiber is low! 

question: I’m thinking about creating a few meal plans (general ones) for my site, is that something anyone would be interested in? If so, what type of meal plan would you be looking for (vegan, gluten free, paleo, weight-loss/1800 calories, etc.)?

 

Comments

  1. says

    I would be interested in meal plans!! I love your posts. And I like how you finished with “some days are high some are low” becauase when I read this one I was thinking “that’s all she ate?” :) Great commentary and explanation, thank you.

    • Emily says

      Thank you Beth! I actually surprised myself on how little I ate, because it rarely happens. :) Anything specific you would be looking for in a meal plan?

  2. says

    I would love to see meal plans for realistic ways of eating the recommended amounts of fruits, veggies and whole grains within a healthy calorie allotment.

  3. Sarah says

    I would be interested in meal plans as well, something for weight loss. I struggle with sweet tooth and craving for carbs.
    I seem to live now on fruit , veggies and small amount of meat for dinner and can’t drop last few pounds .

    • Emily says

      Thanks Bethany! I’m still working on the mayo recipe, it’s a roasted tomato one and I’ll share as soon as I’m finished with it!

  4. says

    We’ve had that happen a couple times now – travel and return to guests visiting. It wears you out! Glad it was a great time. I’m looking forward to hearing about this mayo recipe.

  5. Mandy says

    I’d LOVE some gluten free ideas! I’m so bored with everything lately, I just haven’t been cooking. Ugh.

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