As you know, I have a strong love for food. This means that I love every meal of the day…breakfast, lunch, dinner, even snack time! I honestly can’t decide which meal is my favorite…can you? Perhaps it’s a tie between breakfast and dinner…but I love my fresh salads in the middle of the day! I guess the debate continues…
While being conscious about what I eat and ensuring that I’m providing myself with healthy, nutritious, delicious and quality food, I also try and focus on quantity (portion control!). Maintaining a healthy balance between all of these things can be difficult but it is something I try to focus on throughout the week and meal prep really does help.
I thought it would be fun to give you a rundown of my daily eats to show you what a typical day looks like during the work/school week. This is a roundup of yesterday’s meals:
Two pieces of Food For Life Ezekiel toast (Low sodium sprouted whole grain): The first with mashed avocado and two eggs over easy (plus hot sauce) and the second with 2 tbsps of Nuts ‘n More almond butter (this stuff is AMAZING and you should probably order some online once you’re done reading this post!) topped with strawberry slices and a drizzle of agave.
One cup of coffee in my favorite maple leaf mug with a dash of almond milk.
Homemade, no-bake granola bar (recipe coming soon).
A spring mix salad with the following (first four ingredients were prepped on the weekend): Sliced cucumbers, red and yellow peppers, cherry tomatoes, grilled balsamic chicken, sliced almonds, dried cranberries, and goat cheese. I dressed my salad with a balsamic vinaigrette consisting of the following: 1 tbsp of olive oil, splash of balsamic, salt and pepper to taste.
On the side, sliced cucumber and baby carrots.
Sliced apple sprinkled with cinnamon.
A piece of baked swordfish (We love swordfish and I hadn’t actually tried it until I moved to RI) seasoned with dijon mustard, fresh basil and lemon, with a side of garlic roasted broccoli and mushrooms and a kale and quinoa salad with dijon vinaigrette.
I don’t normally have dessert and I typically try not to eat anything after dinner or after 8pm during the work/school week. If I do feel hungry, I’ll have a glass of ice water with lemon or a cup of decaf tea. Last night however, I had a bit of a sweet tooth, so 2 spoonfuls of chia seed pudding hit the spot (No photo since I want to experiment with different flavors and hope to provide a recipe soon!)
I also stopped by Target yesterday morning to pick up a few essentials. Headed over to the candle section and found this wonderful scent from Philosophie by pure natural (I can’t find this particular scent online, Lotus and Lemon Peel, but the link takes you to the brand on Target’s website). I thought some of you might be interested in a new candle that’s also CHEAP ($6.99, woohoo!) compared to other brands; though I do love a good Yankee Candle, it’s hard to keep up with their prices!
What do you typically eat during the work/school day?
Do you have any candle recommendations?