You guys are the BEST. This week I’ve been holding 15-minute feedback calls with those of you who have been willing and able to share your time with me (we’re connecting on Instagram @paigeschmidt), and the feedback you’ve given me has been incredible and so helpful!
The best part about it?
Connecting with you all has way exceeded my expectations. I knew it would be helpful, but I had no idea how FUN it would be. You gals are so great! And now when I write to you I feel like I really know WHO I am writing to. THAT is special.
I already knew it was fun to connect deeper with you gals over the phone as my client sessions are a favorite part of my week (love you clients!) but I didn’t know what to expect from a call as quick as 15-minutes! It’s been AWESOME. THANK you all for participating!
And now for a daily eats post, which time and time again I was told were the FAVORITE (but only when women weren’t comparing their eats to mine – *important!*).
So, before I dive in, I want to remind us all that these posts are not for comparison, to tell you what to eat, or when/how to eat it. Rather, these posts are here to inspire you, give you meal ideas, and encourage you to give yourself permission to listen to your body as I listen to mine.
If these posts are triggering for you in any way, you have permission to exist outa here right now. Perhaps you’d enjoy this post I wrote more: Why I Focus On Pleasure When It Comes To Eating.
Your body is brilliant – trust her needs today! I had a client share with me recently “I am never disappointed when I listen to my body.” So true – I relate!
Monday morning I woke up after a weekend long visit with Kayla, blogged about our weekend here, and made this breakfast for Marco and I. This is two eggs, scrambled, on sourdough, with one piece of bacon, and a slice of pepper jack broiled on top. So good!
After breakfast Marco and I went to the gym together. When we got home, I showered, made this ice cold protein drink to sip on, and got back to work. It’s milk and a couple scoops of vanilla protein powder. The goal was to tide myself over until lunch.
Once I could take a solid lunch break I sat down to some leftover chicken and ginger Jook. I bet most of you don’t know what this is – neither did I until recently! It’s basically creamy rice, chicken, and ginger, and I LOVE IT. It’s Filipino.
I made a simpler variation of this recipe. See my recipe below:
I put two frozen chicken breasts in a large pot, added 4 cups of vegetable broth (what I had on hand – you can use all water or chicken broth), 1 cup of water, 1 cup of rice, about 1 inch of shredded ginger, a little sea-salt, and 1.5 tsp. of chicken bouillon (I added this in since I didn’t use chicken broth and I really love chicken flavor).
I brought all of this to a boil and then let it simmer (no lid) for about an hour while I did laundry. Once the rice was cooked and the consistency was really creamy, I took the chicken out, shredded it with a fork, and added it back in.
A couple of hours later after I ran some errands (including Trader Joe’s!) and when I got home I made a simple open faced turkey sandwich: sprouted grain bread, mayo, and a couple turkey slices. I was HUNGRY. Had two of these guys.
Polished those off with a frozen dark chocolate peanut butter cup! Yum!
For dinner, I realllllly wanted to make shredded beef burritos, but apparently I really suck at shopping for beef! Anyone else? There are too many unfamiliar names! Any of you have tips for me?
I ended up just getting the organic ground beef at TJ’s because it was familiar and I knew it would taste fine in a burrito. We had super simple burritos with ground beef, cheese, beans, sour cream, and salsa. These guys were small but mighty filling!
Tuesday morning started off with a gym sesh with Marco before he went to work. I had coffee and a GoMacro bar (unpictured) on the way there. After the gym, I walked over to Scout coffee and wrote this post on focusing on pleasure with food for all of you while I sipped this cappuccino.
If you read the pleasure post (or got my email – sign up for those anywhere on this site!) you know the story I shared of the little girl eating her croissant so freely. Ah, I loved this moment so much…
When I got home I made a breakfast sandwich: sourdough, two eggs, one slice of bacon, pepper jack cheese, and butter lettuce (sounds odd, but I discovered that I LOVE lettuce in a breakfast sandwich and even better when there is a thin slice of red onion in there).
For lunch I had the last of the chicken and ginger Jook I’d made earlier in the week. So hearty and comforting!
Polished that meal off with this dark chocolate peanut butter cup!
In the afternoon I was hungry again (not quite dinner time) and needed what I call a “small meal”. Not quite a meal, but bigger than a snack. An open faced turkey sandwich with mayo, mustard, turkey, pickle, and butter lettuce did the trick! And a tangerine La Croix to go with it!
For dinner we had leftover burritos, and this time I added a bunch of shredded lettuce inside (I looooooove the crispiness of the lettuce (though, I’m realizing you can’t see it at all – haha!).
Wednesday morning started off with quiet time, coffee, and breakfast with Marco. Two over medium eggs with sourdough toast. Yum!
For lunch I had the last of our beef burritos. I don’t know what the crunchy lettuce reminds me of… maybe it reminds me of a veggie burrito I used to get in Ventura! Yesssss, that’s it! I loved those things! They had avo too…. hmm, maybe next time I’ll add avo!
Midish day I had some avo toast on pupernickel bread with TJ’s Everything But the Bagel seasoning, sea-salt, red pepper flakes, and a good dose of drizzled olive oil. Mmm, mmm, good!
A couple of hours later I was hungry again and ate this greek yogurt before running errands.
For dinner, I had a “grown-up grilled cheese.” Sourdough, a slice of cheddar, a slice of pepper jack, a few gorgonzola crumbles, avocado, and some salsa verde drizzled inside. Holy heavens this was amazing.
In fact, I think I’ll have this for lunch today because… yum!
Thursday started off with quiet time, a 30-minute workout at the gym, and then breakfast with Marco before he took off for work. Simple – two scrambled eggs, a slice of bacon, sourdough, and coffeeeee.
After breakfast I showered, got ready for the day, and started work. Around noon I was hungry but had about an hour of calls left to take. So I snacked on this GoMacro bar to tide me over and had another cup of coffee.
When it came time to take a lunch break I made a turkey sandwich on sprouted grain bread, mayo, mustard, pickles, avocado, butter lettuce, and lots o’ turkey. Yum! So simple and good!
Around 4:00 I was hungry again and knew I wouldn’t have dinner until about 6:30 as I was meeting one of my sweet mama’s friends for dinner in the next town over. So, to tide me over I made a slice of toast with a little butter, PB, and a banana. This was great!
For dinner I went to Taco Temple in Morro Bay, a place I’ve been wanting to try since we moved here! I ordered two carne asada taco’s and it basically came out as a huge salad. I ate every bit. This was SO GOOD!
I will definitely be back, hopefully often!
I hope you guys got some great ideas from this post. This week has felt a little extra intuitive for me. When Kayla came last weekend I wanted to really show her what it can feel like to throw out the rules and just have fun with delicious food. So, as it was a GREAT weekend, I stayed really in tune with what I WANTED this week, NOT what I thought I “should have”.
I wish the same for you all this weekend!
Share with me in the comments! What looks MOST tasty from this post? What are YOUR favorite blog posts to read on my site? Anything you’d love to see on the blog Monday?
PS, Simi and I are hosting a free call September 7th called “Facing Your Intuitive Eating Fears.” To sign up for the call (there will be a recording!) click here. You will also get a free Action Guide to use on the call! It’s going to be awesome!
PPS, As summer is coming to an end (hello more structure and less escaping to the beach) I’d love to take on THREE more of you in one on one coaching. Let’s start with a free consultation. Fill in your name and info here and I’ll send you the link to book!