04.06.2016

Wellness Wednesday: 5 Days of Eats

itsy bitsy indulgences

For today’s wellness Wednesday post, I decided to return to a feature  that used to get a lot of traction on this blog: meal plans. Towards the end of my pregnancy and in the first few months of motherhood, it wasn’t always easy for me to write down exactly what I was eating in order to share… and let’s be honest, in the last month of my pregnancy I was just a constant #carbcraver. Yet, since starting BBG and getting back into my weekly runs, I’ve honed in on the eating as well. I am being sure to focus on filling with nutrient dense foods and lean proteins… and I just might become a sweet potato soon, they’re my newest obsession! I didn’t include the weekends here because those are the times most of my “itsy bitsy indulgences” creep in! Back in November, I did a post on my favorite healthy food products… if you’re curious be sure to check it out, as most of the items are available via Amazon or Trader Joe’s. I’ve also included a little fitness wear inspo below… because I know that always gets me inspired!

Monday:
Breakfast: 1 cup dried steel cut oats (Trader Joe’s, cooked accordingly) + 1/2 banana sliced, cinnamon, and a little honey
Snack: 1 apple + Chia Bar
Lunch: Trader Joe’s fresh minestrone soup + super spinach salad (I changed out the dressing to simple olive oil and lemon juice)
Snack: Favorite green smoothie
Dinner: 6oz salmon + roasted sweet potatoes + brussel sprouts (lightly tossed in olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic salt, roasted at 350 for 40 minutes).
Dessert: 3 cups of Boom Chicka Popcorn

Tuesday:
Breakfast: Same as Monday
Snack: 1 medium pear + 5-6 barnanas
Lunch:Lunch with a friend- Kale Salad at Cheesecake Factory
Snack: GoMacro Bar
Dinner: Halibut Tacos. On the side I have 1/2 cup of black beans and as many sautéed belle peppers and onions as I want!
Dessert: 3 cups of Boom Chicka Popcorn

Wednesday:
Breakfast: 1 medium sweet potato + 2 poached eggs + a lot of green beans (I purchased the package that can be microwaved from Trader Joe’s).
Snack: 1 apple + Chia Bar
Lunch: Nektar acai bowl (seen above)
Snack: Brown Rice cake + vegan cream cheese (another great option from Trader Joe’s) + sliced strawberries + drizzle of honey
Dinner: 5 oz grilled chicken breast + 1 cup of brown rice + all the asparagus that I wanted
Dessert: 1 Justin’s Peanut Butter Cup

Thursday:
Breakfast: Chocolate Banana Acai Bowl
Snack: 1 pear + 1 tbsp almond butter
Lunch: Loaded Vegetable Salad: lots of mixed power greens (Trader Joe’s), 2 medium sweet potatoes diced and roasted + left over asparagus spears + artichoke hearts (marinated option from Trader Joe’s) + date of palm (canned option from Trader Joe’s) + sliced cherry tomatoes + 1/4 avocado slices, all tossed in a little olive oil + lemon juice. On the side I had 1 cup of carrots.
Snack: GoMacro Bar
Dinner: Breakfast for dinner: Huge egg white omelet with artichoke hearts + spinach + almond milk cheese (Trader Joe’s option). Paired this with 1 Chicken Basil Sausage from Trader Joe’s.
Dessert: Popcorn

Friday:
Breakfast: Same as Monday
Snack: Fruit bowl- cantaloupe, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries
Lunch: Ate out, ordered a vegetable sandwich (avocado, sprouts, spinach, tomato, shredded carrotts, and sunflower seeds with dijon mustard) on squaw bread.
Snack: Green smoothie (different than one above)
Dinner: Ordered in- Poke bowl with extra cucumbers + seaweed
Dessert: 2 glasses of champagne + popcorn

Now for a little fitness inspo…

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