Food & Workout Diary {Tuesday}

September 1, 2015

I always enjoy seeing what people eat on a daily basis, so I thought I would share with you what I had to eat today. It was a pretty typical day of eating for me: 3 main meals with 2 – 3 snacks. I don’t keep track of calories, but I do keep a tally in my head of the number of servings from the different food groups: whole grains, lean proteins, vegetables, fruits, and dairy. I also included my workouts for the day.

6:30 a.m. Pre-run

2 Clif Shot Bloks before my run


6:45 a.m. 6 mile run, easy pace

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

Overnight oats + Homemade English muffin with mashed avocado and nutritional yeast


9:15 a.m. 30 minutes of weight lifting at the gym

11:30 a.m. Snack

Pita chips with cottage cheese and salsa mixed together + dates

The cottage cheese and salsa mixture might sound a little strange, but trust me, it is really good. I’ll spare you a picture because it definitely doesn’t look to appetizing.



2:00 p.m. Lunch

This was a really late lunch for me due to my dentist appointment. My lunches usually include something quick and easy–leftovers or something pre-made. Today I had a Quinoa Stuffed Pepper from last night’s dinner, plus a chicken kale quinoa pre-made burger from Costco. I really liked the chicken patties!


4:00 p.m. Decaf iced Americano with cream

Cullen was not going down for his nap, so we took a drive in the car so he could fall asleep.


5:00 p.m. Snack

Cereal with almond milk


6:00 p.m. Dinner

This is a quick, easy, healthy dinner I love! All we had to do was grill the chicken and caramelize some pecans before it was ready.

Spinach + chicken with lemon pepper + strawberries +caramelized pecans + poppyseed dressing

I also had another English muffin with Earth Balance vegan butter.


7:15 p.m. One hour hike in the mountains.

I rarely have a late-night snack. And there you have it, a pretty typical day of eating for me.

    1. that chicken kale quinoa burger sounds really interesting! and that salad looks great. i love seeing what others eat too 🙂

    1. I love these types of posts. I especially like this one because sometimes I read blogs about people who are active, and I have no idea how they survive on so little food. This actually seems like a decent amount of food to sustain your activity!

      1. Most definitely! I think I even forgot a couple of things too.

    1. I recently went on a long run with a friend who brought cottage cheese mixed with salsa for his snack after the run. I was surprised how good it was!

      What cereal is that? It almost looks like you’ve mixed three different kinds together.

      1. Ha! No, it is Nature’s Path gluten-free kind–I think it is called Sunrise Crunch. (I was too lazy to go downstairs to look at the box when I was finishing up the post last night.)

    1. I discovered the Clif Shot Blocks in a margarita flavor with extra salt. I apparently have trouble with my electrolytes in the heat and those really saved me. I wouldn’t use them on a regular basis though.
      We were heading out of town and wanted to eat up what was in the house so my husband made this amazing salad from kale, spinach, roasted beets, the random cheese we had (feta, goat and cheddar), carmelized walnuts, cucumbers and this amazing pomegranate dressing. It was restaurant worthy!
      I have found this dressing at Carr’s and The Natural Pantry. It’s not too sweet, not too tangy.

      1. Every time I try to make a salad using leftovers it turns out awful. Ha!

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