Today I’m excited to borrow a blogger trend called “What I Ate Wednesdays.” Basically, bloggers snap photos of what they ate one day and post it for everyone to see how self-identified “healthy eaters” eat. Sometimes it’s healthy, sometimes it’s not, but that’s part of the point: to show that we can be healthy while not being obsessive, and how healthy can also mean some pretty awesome, delicious food. I want to add the “What I Worked” part to highlight my daily exercise, too, since that’s one of my favorite parts of health and wellness! So, without further ado…..
Wake up 730am
Ran 4 miles/Stationary bike cool down while reading articles for syllabus-planning (1 hour)/Ab Ripper X DVD
Breakfast: Green Juice! (Recipe: parsley, small green apple, lemon, ginger, kale, spinach; put all in juicer. drink!). I love drinking veggies for breakfast, since it gives me an excuse to eat a lunch that may not be totally veggie heavy. Don’t get me wrong–I love veggies enough to eat them at every meal, but because I often do yoga or another short workout after lunch, I don’t like heavy/savory things for lunch—that kind of stuff doesn’t sit in my stomach well during a workout. The lunch you’ll see below is my favorite, but one I wouldn’t want to eat if I hadn’t had some veggies in the AM!
Lunch: Food for Life’s Gluten Free Black Rice Bread with Almond Butter, 1/2 Banana, and cinnamon!
Snacks/Beverages (not pictured): Green Tea (daily!), Blueberries, additional spoonfuls of almond butter
*Workout Part II: 1 hour of heated Moksha Yoga. (I often split my workouts out in two parts, often saving yoga for the early evening; it’s a great way to unwind after a full day of academic thinking/writing)
Dinner: Moroccan Quiona Salad w/cherries, carrots, spinach, avocado. Recipe adapted from Barefoot and Frolicking.
Dessert. I have a difficult relationship with dessert. It is pretty much my favorite thing ever, but I still have feelings of “guilt” about eating it. It’s been really amazing to see fellow healthy-food ladybloggers write about all the healthy (refined)sugar-free dessert they eat, and how many of them eat it nightly! I still try to avoid dessert *everyday*, but having so many delicious, healthy(ish) recipes to chose from is a beautiful thing. The cookie dough blizzard from Oh She Glows has become a favorite–my partner brings it up almost every other day (“when are we going to have blizzards again?!” he wonders aloud ;) ). No sugar, and served over banana softserve. The lightest, healthiest, most delicious “blizzard” you’ll ever have!
All in all, not a terrible eating day. What’s on your plate today? What got your body moving?