What I Ate Wednesday: Dietitian Edition

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!

Dried mango

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.

Oatmeal with banana, blueberries, and almond butter

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!

Packed Lunch: Brussels Sprout Salad, Hummus, Pita, Greek Yogurt

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.

6-23 Energy Balls

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!

Wild Rice, Broccoli, and Cheddar Casserole

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…!

Arugula salad with goat cheese, dried figs, and pumpkin seeds

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!

Rhubarb banana bread

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? 

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20 Responses to What I Ate Wednesday: Dietitian Edition

  1. :lol: The WIAW posts can get away from me too. I always -mean- to do them, but then I either don’t feel like photographing my eats because I spend so much time doing it already, or I just don’t eat anything particularly amazing. And I’m the same way with needing something before the gym — no idea how people do it on an empty stomach!

    • Chelsea

      Haha same here – and it’s usually because I don’t eat anything particularly amazing. I’m pretty sure no one wants to see my same bowl of oatmeal in every WIAW post but I’m not willing to switch up my favourite breakfast for the sake of an “interesting” blog post lol.

  2. LOL. See you next year! Okay, I’ve been obsessing over dried mango- My housemate orders them from amazon and it’s amazing! If something has half a pound of cheddar- It has to be epic.

  3. Good luck on the packing!! I’ve been making some brussles sprout salads over here, too :) A little lemon and parmesan and some pine nuts make it a perfect salad!

  4. Snacky lunches are the best. HEY now that you’re a GoodLife blogger – have you tried BP yet?!?!

    Yesterday was pretty boring in terms of eats – oatmeal, a boring salad, PB&J english muffin, smoothie bowl, 800 handfuls of granola…

  5. Yum, that casserole looks delicious. I mean anything with that much cheese is a winner. Also I love the idea of keeping some dessert-ish bread in the freezer. It tends to disappear to quickly in our household!

  6. I will take both your salads and the half pound of cheddar please. :)

    Also good luck with the move.

  7. hahaha ‘wore a fannypack and spent my recessed pretending to hunt ghosts: — we would have been friends as children. And I think I need to add that casserole to my must-make list – with that much cheese it has to be awesome :-p

  8. I love snacky lunches too! It makes the food seem to last so much longer!

  9. Haha love that JZ gave you balsamic vinegar for your anniversary…sounds perfect :)! My day yesterday involved a meal out at an Italian restaurant which meant pizza & pasta featured- always a win !

    • Chelsea

      Haha it was seriously an awesome anniversary present! I never would have bought it for myself because it was so expensive.

      Mmm I bet that meal was good. Can never go wrong with pizza and pasta!

  10. Everything looks so good! I’m loving your snacky lunch and that casserole…wowzas! I ate cereal with fruit, the last of my tacos, and quinoa casserole yesterday! :)

  11. Everything looks so delicious! I hope your move went well!!

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