Good morning and happy Tuesday, friends!
Here’s the next edition of Monday In Meals, a new-ish blog series, where I document what I ate throughout the day on Monday. If you’re a long-time reader, you probably remember the blog’s early days when I used to document allllllll of my meals and snacks, food journal-style, sometimes blogging 3 (!!) times per day. CNC has since morphed into a fitness/lifestyle/family blog, but it’s still fun to return to my blog roots every once in awhile. And even though my diet has changed a bit over the years, I still enjoy a healthy mix of both nutritious and fun foods on a regular basis (i.e. carrots and cake). That said, here’s a recap of my Monday in meals!
7:00 AM Omelet + Roasted Sweet Potatoes
I like to start my day with a protein-packed breakfast since it typically holds off my hunger until lunchtime. Lately, I’m really digging eggs, so I whipped up a two-egg omelet with chopped green bell pepper and red onion and then reheated some roasted sweet potatoes on the side. And, of course, I enjoyed a glass of iced coffee with half & half and collagen.
I used my handy-dandy Lekue Microwave Omelet Maker to cook my omelet (in just 2 minutes). It’s so incredibly easy and the omelets turn out perfectly every time!
10:30 AM Protein Shake
I went to KFIT yesterday morning, so I drank a protein shake made with SFH coconut Fuel protein powder after class. This time, I mixed the protein powder with water, but I like to switch up the liquid depending on the workout and its duration. For longer workouts, I’ll mix in some orange juice or chocolate soy milk/almond milk. I also like how iced coffee tastes with protein powder, so I sometimes mix in what’s leftover from my morning glass.
12:30 PM Pesto Shrimp Zoodles + Pizza
There was some leftover pizza in the fridge from the previous night, so I reheated a piece and then made some zoodles and topped them with pesto, shrimp, tomatoes, and grated Parmesan. With the help of my handheld spiralizer, lunch came together in no time at all!
1:30 PM Kashi Go Lean Dark Chocolate Cashew Chia Bar
I wanted something sweet and carb-y and this bar from Kashi totally did the trick. Mmm! I love that it was made with all sorts of nutritious ingredients, but tasted like dessert at the same time.
3:30 PM Smoothie
Quinn and I were both hungry for a snack, so I blended up a smoothie for the two of us made with banana, blueberries, spinach, Greek yogurt, and milk.
5:15 PM Roasted Chicken with Vegetables
I made an easy roasted chicken recipe for dinner, but, this time, I used potatoes, tomatoes, onion, and fresh thyme, and it turned out so well. In fact, I loved it so much, I went back for a second serving of everything.
5:45 PM Dark Chocolate
I love a little sweet something after dinner, so I enjoyed a few squares of dark chocolate from Whole Food’s, which is truly one of my favorites.
7:45 PM Wine
I got a new set of portion control wine glasses from a friend, and I just had to try them out. Plus, I had an open bottle of wine from the weekend, so why not, right? Each wine glass has etched lines that show 5-, 6-, and 8-ounce servings to help you keep an eye on your portions. I actually think they’re pretty wine glasses, and they are so much more discreet than some of the other portion control glasses out there!
9:00 PM Greek Yogurt with Cereal
I ate dinner early, so, by 9:00 PM, my stomach was grumbling. And I can’t sleep when I’m hungry, so I had some Greek yogurt with Kashi Go Lean Vanilla Pepita Clusters mixed in. It definitely hit the spot!
Question of the Day
What was the most indulgent food/drink you enjoyed yesterday?