This is the first in a series of posts featuring what I ate on any given day during the week. I think it's important to showcase how I navigate daily meal planning - either on a normal weekday commuting to the city or on a Saturday filled with errands and dinner out. I try to eat as healthy as possible, filling my plate with greens and drinking enough water, but we all need that glass of wine or chocolate chip cookie on occasion. My hope is to humanize mindful and wholesome eating through posting my own endeavors.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Today was pretty basic and uneventful. I try to make weekdays my "reset" days so that I have a bit more wiggle room over the weekend. Making sure to get plenty of whole grains, fruits, and veggies.
Breakfast: Overnight oats with kefir, coconut sugar, and cinnamon. Topped with hemp hearts, almond butter, and berries.
Lunch: "Salad in a Jar" with white beans, olives, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, romaine lettuce, and raw pumpkin seeds. For the dressing, I used balsamic vinegar and olive oil on had at work. I also had a few rye crackers.
Afternoon Snack: An apple and mixed raw nuts (pecans, almonds, and walnuts).
Dinner: Brown rice pasta with sautéed onions, chickpeas, and broccoli - topped with a bit of parmesan cheese. I also poured a glass of red wine when I got home from work to unwind while cooking.
Evening Snack: 4 squares of Hu Almond Butter + Puffed Quinoa Chocolate and one medjool date around 9pm while relaxing on the couch.