Several years ago I used to do a post every Wednesday, recapping the food I had eaten that day titled, "What I Ate Wednesday." It was a fun way for me to share some of my favorite foods and recipes, as well as document my adventures with Avery, back when it was just her. But it became a little cumbersome to post weekly, so I had to take a break from it (for 2 years!). But after several subscribers have requested to see what I eat in a day, I'm bringing it back. I plan to do a video/post once a month featuring what I ate for one of the days. So let's get started with my first post on the topic for the month of March...
If you've read my blog for a while now you know I follow a gluten-free, vegan diet.
So here's my food for the day:
No time for the video? Here it is in picture form:
|5:00 AM Warm lemon water: 8 oz. warm water + juice of 1 lemon|
|5:20 AM: Pre-workout snack: peanut butter on toast|
|I use this Food for Life Sprouted Gluten Free Bread with Trader Joe's Organic|
Creamy Peanut Butter.
Workout: 50 minutes on the treadmill, intervals 2 minutes running, 2 minutes walking, repeat. And as you can tell from the picture below, someone decided to join me this morning. Ironically the one morning I decide to film, Mila wakes up at 5:30 AM, when she usually sleeps until 7. Guess she just wanted to be a part of the video/pictures. So she entertained herself with her old bouncy seat, that we call her "Baby Lazy Boy", one of her favorite movies (Barbie: Princess and a Popstar) and some books as you can see in the video.
|6:45 AM: Breakfast smoothie. I make one smoothie and share a portion with|
Mila (as Avery is not a fan).
- 1 1/2 scoops Sunwarrior Chocolate Warrior Blend
- 1 1/2 cups of Trader Joe's Rice Drink
- 1-2 cups organic spinach
- 4 frozen banana halves
- 5 frozen strawberries
Blend + serve.
|By that point I usually head upstairs, take a shower, and get as ready as I can|
before Avery gets up.
|Then Mila gets her smoothie.|
|This pic is blurry, but that face cracks me up!|
|8:45 AM: Morning snack #1: Fruit bowl, 1 orange + 1 banana.|
Other than my smoothie in the morning, this is the only fruit I eat all day
as it seems to mess with my digestive system if I eat it later in the day
and combine it with other food.
|9:45 AM: Peanut Butter Cookie LARABAR|
|10:30 AM: Morning snack #2: 2 Gluten-Free, Vegan Pancakes with|
Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Spread and Trader Joe's Organic Strawberry Jelly.
|Then around 12:00 I start warming up lunch in my toaster oven. Read here|
about how and why I don't use a microwave.
|12:10 PM: Lunch: 1 Hilary's Eat Well Veggie Burgers with a little Daiya|
Smoked Gouda Cheese sliced on top, roasted "sweet potato rounds" as we
call them, and Trinity Hill Farms Ketchup and Barbecue Sauce...all while
pumping and working on school work.
|1:00 PM: Drink up time: Daily Chia Seed Drink: 2 cups water+ 3 Tbs. chia|
seeds + 1 packet of SweetLeaf Stevia + juice from 1 lemon. I drink this
from around 1:00 to 3:00.
|2:30: Afternoon Snack: Tres Pupusas Corn tortillas stuffed with black beans and|
corn) no-gmo and gluten-free.
|5:15 PM Green Juice: Time to make green juice with my helpers/snackers|
|Green juice recipe for the day: 3 stalks of celery, 3 leaves of "red kale" which|
gave it that more brown hue, 1 gala apple, 1 knob ginger, 1/2 lemon (all organic).
|I usually eat about 1/2 of my meal and save the other 1/2 for leftovers the|
next day. The girl's usually have a quite a bit of leftover guacamole, so I
borrow their's for my leftovers too.
|Dessert: 2 gluten-free, vegan chocolate chip cookies...|
|...with frosting! Recipe to come next week!|
Did you see any food you like or currently eat? Share below and look forward to seeing you all for next month's "what I ate" post!