I feel like my “What I Ate Wednesday” posts are getting super tedious. I think Daddy Honey Bee needs to make an appearance again. Maybe when he is feeling better… he is having his hip replaced today so let’s all send him lots of love for a speedy recovery :)
My eats are obviously pretty similar as of late: eggs/chicken/fish, avocado/nuts/oil, something green, sweet potato/squash, fruit… repeat. Hey. If it aint broke, why fix it? And it aint broke. I do want to try and get a bit more creative with my meals but honestly I’m busy and who do I have to impress? I’m cooking for one and simple is easy yet still delicious. So hopefully this doesn’t bore you to tears. In Whole 30 fashion, this is what I ate yesterday.
Oh but I should tell you that most/all of these pics were snapped at home… I feel too awkward taking pictures at CrossFit or work given that I am still a newbie at both.
What I Ate
I woke up at 4:45 (yup, that’s what time I wake up for weekday CrossFit), ate a hard-boiled egg, some cashews while sipping on some tea. Sorry for the awful picture but you’ll forgive me given that it was 5am…
We worked on our deadlifts and power cleans before getting into the WOD – “Bowser”. Super Mario anyone? I’m terrible at video games. Is it normal that my collar bone is bruised from power cleans?!
Right after the workout I had another hard boiled egg and banana before jumping into the shower.
I showered, put make-up and real clothes on and headed to work.
Once I got to work, I had two salmon, sweet potato cakes (recipe coming your way asap!) and roasted brussels sprouts before starting my day.
My tummy started to grumble at around 11am so I ate the almonds I packed to have with lunch.
By noon I was ready for the rest of it. Roasted broccoli, sweet potato and chicken – made my new favorite way! I’ll be sharing my chicken secrets tomorrow. Plus an apple.
I was still hungry. Oh well! I had a Cashew Larabar at around 3pm.
The afternoon kinda crawled by but I was totally satisfied.
I got home and put an acorn squash in the oven to roast. And then I tackled my red meat! Eeeeek. It was fine. I’m a drama queen. I bought a thin piece of 100% grass fed beef, seasoned it with a bit of salt and pepper and cooked it in a pan with coconut oil (2 minutes per side). I stuffed the squash with cauliflower rice (puree cauliflower, sautee garlic and onion in coconut oil, add cauliflower, satuee, add spinach, eat) and some de-frosted frozen berries with a dollop of cashew butter. Dinner is served…
Meat verdict: it was fine but I honestly just ate it for the nutrition. I think I am going to try ground beef next time.
And that did it for day 2 of the Whole 30.
So how did I do? Well obviously not perfect. I clearly ate more times during the day then it is outlined in the Whole 30. I am finding this part particularly challenging: to figure out how much to eat at “meal” times – especially when I am on-the-go. To my understanding, the “three meals a day” is the goal in order to regulate blood sugar so that’s why I am trying this out. I am proud of myself for making and eating meat and overall having a very nutrient dense few days. It is definitely a learning process and yesterday taught me to add more fat to my first meal after my workout to set myself up for a less “snacky” day at work.
Questions of the day…
Watcha been eatin’ lately?
How should I prepare ground beef?
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