Happy weekend, everyone!
The sun was shining all day, and I had a fun run with a friend this morning. For lunch, Cullen and I had a picnic outside while watching the airplanes take off and land on Lake Hood–the busiest seaplane base in the world. And then we capped off the evening with a bonfire. “Summer” is here!
I thought it would be fun to give you guys a glimpse at what a typical day of eating looks like for me. Today was a pretty typical diet for me. I did eat all vegetarian foods, but that was not intentional. I usually have some meat at least once a day. I do aim to eat 90% healthy each day–striving to include a lot vegetables, focusing on whole grains and healthy fats, with lean proteins, and a splurge here and there.
First thing of the day: my workout. I rarely eat or drink anything before running. Unless my run is more than 90 minutes, I usually opt not to eat. I actually prefer to exercise on an empty stomach.
30 minutes of weights (arms, legs, core) + 7 mile run
SFH Recovery mixed with almond milk
I don’t always have a protein recovery drink after working out, but I did make this one to tie me over while my breakfast burrito unthawed/warm-uped in the oven. (We don’t have a microwave.)
Make-Ahead Breakfast Burrito + Coconut Kale Smoothie + Decaf Coffee with Creamer
This has been my go-to for every breakfast this week! I seriously look forward to it. Both the breakfast burrito recipe and kale smoothie recipe are from the cookbook Run Fast Eat Slow, and I can’t recommend it enough! I have made so many good recipes out of it, and there are several I still want to try.
Wild Rice Burger + Spinach Salad
This Wild Rice Burger recipe is phenomenal! I actually made a large batch, froze them, and then just reheated this one on the stove-top. And open-face sandwich with avocado slices on the top. And this spinach salad is one of my favorites: spinach + avocado + goat cheese + Himalayan pink salt + coarse pepper. Super simple but incredibly delicious.
Cullen had so much fun watching the float planes take off and land on the water!
Greek yogurt (plain) + frozen blueberries + honey + walnuts
I like this snack for the extra protein in Greek yogurt. I usually use frozen berries since they are cheaper than fresh.
There were other foods that went unpictured: a serving of peanut butter, a handful of trail mix, and some Kettle chips. (I am a snacker!)
I’ve made this recipe before, and it is so good! We love ‘bowl’ dinners in this house, and I can’t recommend this one enough. All the flavors blend so well together, and I could eat all that crispy tofu.
I usually don’t have a snack after dinner–unless I didn’t get full from dinner, but Cullen wanted to have popcorn before he went to bed, so I had a small bowl of popcorn while sitting around the campfire with my boys.