This post was written as a part of the GoodLife Fitness Blogger Ambassador Program, however all opinions expressed are my own.
So it’s been a while since I last did a What I Ate Wednesday post… like a serious while. The last one I wrote was back in April of 2014! But inspiration struck once again this week (or rather, I made an actual effort to photograph all my food for a day), so I bring you today’s What I Ate Wednesday: Dietitian Edition.
The day started early at 5:55 am to hit up GoodLife Fitness. We usually go 3-4 times per week in the mornings, but we took the last almost two weeks off because we had other things going on (also, my legs were so sunburnt it hurt to move them for a few days!). It felt good to get back to it though. I tried jump rope for the first time since I wore a fanny pack and spent my recesses pretending to hunt ghosts (true story) – I can’t say I’m very good at it anymore, but man, is it ever a workout.
Before heading to the gym I had a handful of dried mango. I always need a little something to tide me over!
After the gym I had my usual oatmeal with some extra blueberries and coconut chips added on top. Some things have changed since the start of my blog – but my breakfast of choice has not! Every so often I try new things though.
After breakfast it was off to work. I had a class in the afternoon to prepare for, so I spent the morning making a fruit infused water, making energy balls, printing off handouts, adding in some extra material to the class, and finally sitting down to check my emails over a quick lunch.
We had some leftover Brussels sprout salad with lemon Parmesan dressing from dinner the night before, so I had that in my lunch along with some hummus from the Milton farmers market, whole wheat pita bread, and a Greek yogurt. I’m all about the snacky lunches!
In the afternoon I had my class, which was a blast! I actually have so much fun teaching now that I’m more comfortable in front of an audience. And lucky for me, there were some energy balls left over after the class, so I snagged a few for a snack.
I shared the rest with some of my coworkers – I think they like having a dietitian in the store now because I’m always giving them food!
When making a meal plan for the week I realized we had a huge stash of cheddar cheese in the fridge, so I decided to make Smitten Kitchen’s broccoli, cheddar, and wild rice casserole with some leftover diced chicken added in. There was a good half pound of cheddar in there, so obviously it tasted amazing!
I also made a quick arugula, goat cheese, and dried fig salad with pumpkin seeds to have on the side. I tossed it in olive oil and salt and then drizzled my prized aged balsamic vinegar on top. JZ bought that balsamic for me for our 1.5 year anniversary – you know you’re a foodie when…!
After dinner while writing up this post I snacked on some rhubarb banana bread from my freezer stash. We’re trying to eat up as much food as possible in preparation for our move next week. We haven’t even started packing yet – eek!
That’s it. So until next year… just kidding, I’ll try to do another one of these posts before next year!
What did you eat yesterday?