08.24.2016

Wellness Wednesday: What I Ate For 5 Days Based On Last Week’s Grocery List

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As a new mom, planning  meals isn’t always easy. The list of obligations is long, and for me, sometimes the thought of preparing meals is yet another thing to add to the list. Yet, like I shared last week, I’ve found that if I purchase the items I know I love, I can typically come up with a few good lunches + dinners that are sure to leave me (and TJ) satisfied.  In last week’s post,  I shared how I meal plan and the groceries I buy on a weekly basis… so, today, I decided to show how that list comes together to provide us with a nutritious and delicious meal. I typically try to incorporate some fruits and vegetables at every meal, and pick a protein based on what my body is craving. I’m a sweet potato lover, so you’ll see a lot of them… probably almost daily… as I think they are an excellent, natural, and tasty supplier of carbohydrates… and the cooking options with them are limitless. I always have some kind of treat at the end of the day… and I typically find myself having tastes here and there, throughout the day, of my favorite protein bar, granola, or fruits. I’m always trying to add items to my grocery list and change up the meals, so I may be sharing another one of these in a few weeks.

And… since I’ve pretty much been living in activewear on Saturdays, I decided to share with you some new favorites. After a long run on Saturday mornings, we typically head out for a tasty breakfast and an afternoon of exploring. So, I typically freshen up a little (using these) + toss on my favorite leisure outfit, and head out the door. These leggings are a new favorite… I love the side pocket and the detailing makes them unique…. and this tank…. well, it’s perfectly stretchy and comfy… all which makes the combo a perfect Saturday getup (all outfit details after meal plan)

meal plan, itsy bitsy indulgences {Lunch on Day 1}

Monday:

Breakfast: Oatmeal + 1/2 banana, 1/4 chopped perfect bar, a dash of cinnamon (in the boiling water, I add 1 scoop of vital proteins collagen)
Snack: Kombucha (Strawberry Serenity flavor)
Lunch: 1/2 spaghetti squash (seasoned with a little olive oil, pepper, sea salt, dill), sautéed spinach + tomatoes, 3 slices of organic turkey with carrots (pictured above)
Snack: 1 small sweet potato, 1/4 cup raspberries, 1 tsp peanut butter (I mash the peanut butter with the sweet potato and it’s absolutely delicious)
Dinner: Zucchini noodles sautéed with tomatoes + baked salmon filet (seasoned with lemon juice, sea salt, pepper, + dill)
Dessert: Pressed Juicery

Tuesday:

Breakfast: Same as Monday (it’s really my favorite!)
Snack: Kombucha + some granola
Lunch: 1 can of tuna, diced tomatoes, shredded carrots, chopped cucumber, massaged kale (olive oil + lemon) all tossed in a bowl with a side of carrots
Snack: Smoothie
Dinner: Cauliflower fried rice (sautéed with edamame, shredded carrots, bell peppers, cashews, soy sauce <I used low sodium, GF option>) with 2 runny eggs on top
Dessert: Popcorn

Wednesday:

Breakfast: 2 runny eggs + Asparagus + side of fruit (strawberries, raspberries, watermelon)
Snack: Kombucha
Lunch: 1 medium sweet potato (topped with hummus), massaged kale (in olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, + pepper), sautéed squash
Snack: Banana, spinach, fig smoothie (with vital proteins collagen)
Dinner: Cauliflower rice (mexican style with this mixture), shrimp, beans, sautéed bell peppers + onion w/ some guacamole (homemade)
Dessert: Pressed Juicery Freeze

meal plan, itsy bitsy indulgences {Wednesday’s Dinner}

Thursday:

Breakfast: Back to oatmeal (I can’t stay away too long)
Snack: Kombucha
Lunch: Shredded chicken (boiled, then shredded) tossed with spinach + bell peppers (used salsa verde as a dressing)
Snack: bowl of berries with some granola
Dinner: Ground Turkey, sweet potato noodles (sautéed in chicken broth, sea salt, pepper, + garlic), black beans, avocado
Dessert: Popcorn

Friday:

Breakfast: Oatmeal… again (It’s typically what I crave when I wake up)
Snack: Kombucha
Lunch: Sautéed zuchinni noodles, spinach, + heirloom tomatoes with organic turkey slices with a side of fruit.
Snack: Sweet potato snack (seen on Monday)
Dinner: Take-out (we always do take-out on Friday): Ahi Poké bowl with extra seaweed salad (it’s my fav!)
Dessert: Pressed Juicery + 2 glasses of rosé

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{Outfit Details || Leggings (come in 3 colors, I’m wearing an XS) | Tank (4 color options, so comfortable) | Jacket | Sandals | Bag | Sunglasses}

athlete activewear, itsy bitsy indulgences

athlete activewear, itsy bitsy indulgences

athlete activewear, itsy bitsy indulgences

athlete activewear, itsy bitsy indulgences

athleta activewear, itsy bitty indulgences

athlete activewear, itsy bitsy indulgences

athleta activewear, itsy bitsy indulgences

Comments

  1. Is cauliflower rice sold in supermarkets? I’d like to try it.
    I live in Los angeles

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Yes! I’m in Orange County, so you should be able to find it at a Trader Joe’s… that’s where I get mine!

  2. What grass fed turkey slices do you use?

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Hi Kate- My apologies. That was a gross error (thank you for catching it), as I haven’t found grass fed turkey slices! I use Applegate turkey slices which are antibiotic/hormone free + without any nitrates. I find them at Whole Foods, Sprouts, + Trader Joes.

  3. Sabrina says:

    Where did you get your adorable sunglasses?