Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What I Ate Wednesday

Happy hump day loves! Tuesdays are turning into my long day at work. So, I am happy to see it go and ecstatic to know it is all downhill from here! Today I'm sharing what my meals and snacks look like for me right now. I am in extreme clean eating mode since my marathon is 3 weeks away and spring break is 4 weeks away. That means staying very hydrated and fueling with lots of protein with a good balance of carbs. I try to drink half my body weight in water daily.  My goal for protein is try to get one ounce of protein per pound of body weight. Onto my eats for the day!

{Breakfast} Chocolate Banana Smoothie- This reminds me of Planet Smoothie's Chocolate Chimp smoothie. It was my favorite in high school and drinking this always reminds me of picking up extra large smoothies before basketball games. For this smoothie, I blended 1/2 frozen banana, chocolate skim milk, 2 scoops of natural protein powder and a handful of ice.  Despite the cold weather, I have been craving smoothies almost daily.

{Snack} Fruit & Protein Bar- I recently discovered Lara's ALT bar which has 10g of protein. I love that they use all natural ingredients that I can read. The only flavor I have tried so far is Chocolate Chip Macaroon. I think it has more of an almond joy flavor then a macaroon. I don't mind though because it is still delicious!

{Lunch} Roasted Chicken & Sweet Potato with Grapefruit- Simple and straight forward. I try and prep my lunch for the week Sunday or Monday night. It makes it so much easier in the morning to grab my lunch and not have to work about preparing meals each morning.

{Dinner} Lemon Pepper Tilapia w/ Roasted Vegetables- Another simple go to meal of mine. I love roasted asparagus especially with a squeeze of lemon. I also have been making a lot of homemade roasted potatoes and fries. Since my running mileage has been really high I am craving the extra carbs at night.

{Dessert} Dark Chocolate- While I was shopping the other day, this bar just happened to jump in my cart. It is all organic and 70% cocoa. Chocolate in the house is not a daily occurrence because I have limited will power. But if I am going to indulge I try and pick fresh or organic treats.

What are some of your go-to snacks? As you can see, I am on a fresh fruit and protein bar kick lately.

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3 comments:

  1. My stables lately have been protein bars (Luna and Quest bars are my favorite), banana with peanut butter or greek yogurt. I try to focus on protein so they will keep me full!

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  2. Oh how I loved going to Planet Smoothie before bball games... brings back memories!

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  3. At the moment my go to snacks have to be homemade raw bites - I can't get enough of them!

    I'm definitely curious about the ALT bars, so I'm going to have to try one when we're back in Louisiana later this year.

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