Daily Eats: Chicken, Quinoa, & Black Bean Bowl Recipe

Today I am sharing what I ate last Thursday. Here’s to new food ideas & living a healthy life without counting calories!

Morning’ ladies! How did you like the first of my new series “WHY Intuitive Eating?” yesterday? Did you see it? Make sure you’re subscribed to posts by email so you never miss a post (sign-up).

Alrighty, let’s jump into Daily Eats from last Thursday!

eggs and brussels sprouts

Breakfast – two over-medium eggs & steamed brussels sprouts with olive oil & sea-salt. This craving hit me out of nowhere! So good though.

crackers and cheese

Mid-morning snack – multigrain pita crackers with a slices of cheddar cheese & turkey on top. Does this remind you of childhood? It does, me!

eggplant parmesan

Lunch – leftover eggplant parmesan (Dad made it this weekend while in Ventura, and I packed some to-go). It’s amazing!

yogi tea stress relief

Throughout the workday I sipped this honey lavender Yogi tea. I love these teas at night & through the day!

smoothie

Afternoon pick-me-up – smoothie with greek yogurt (plain), banana, blueberries, spinach, whole milk, and flaxseed. Mmm. I’ve been craving yogurt in smoothies lately. So creamy and filling.

tofu and quinoa dinner bowl

Dinner – Chicken, Quinoa, & Black Bean bowl. Below, I’ll list what’s inside.

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 chicken breasts cut into cubes & cooked in olive oil with chopped, spinach, onion, and mushroom (chopped the veggies in a food processor and added them in with the chicken when it was almost fully cooked)
  • 1 can of drained black beans
  • 1 bag of steamed broccoli florets
  • pico de gallo (fresh, store bought)
  • Mix all together in a large bowl once cooked/prepped as listed

{Updated 4/23/15 – I accidentally said tofu bowl! This is chicken 🙂 But, you can do this with tofu, too!}

The Hubby enjoyed Haagen Daaz & Oreo’s for dessert. At times I join him. Knowing that I can join him whenever allows me to pick & choose when it really sounds good. I opted for more tea instead. Plus, I was feeling fulfilled watching rules of engagement & cozying up in my pajamas.

Come back tomorrow for 2/4 of the “WHY Intuitive Eating?” series!

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xo, your coach

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With these “Daily Eats” posts I hope to show you that it’s possible to live a healthy life & feel good in your body without counting calories. 

Love, Paige
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