Good-morning, my people. I’m so happy to be here with you today, sharing in the last several days of eats with you. These daily eats posts always help me to feel so connected with you.
Before we dive into daily eats today, I want to remind you that these posts are NOT for comparison (if these posts are triggering for you in anyway, scroll THESE posts instead).
I share my eats in hopes that you’d leave here today feeling inspired and full of PERMISSION to listen to YOUR BODY, as I listen to mine. I hope these posts fill you with the FAITH you need to let go of ALL food rules/control (just as I have!).
Saturday morning started off with coffee and a Body Pump class. I went on an empty stomach because it felt a bit too early to eat. When I got home I snacked on this Larabar.
The Body Pump class was great, but also a little too fast paced for me. I did something that made me feel like a threw out or tweaked a back/neck muscle and it made me nauseated for most of the class. Strange!
I’ll either modify next class or stick to doing my own weights at a slower pace for a while.
After my snack I got to cleaning/organizing around the house. I did that until about noon when I got hungry for a meal. I had two eggs over medium with a Scallion Pancake from Trader Joe’s, sour cream, hummus (which I didn’t end up eating) and sriracha.
These are the Scallion Pancakes I discovered via my friend Jen Luce from TJ’s.
After breakfast I ran to Trader Joe’s before Texas (Abby’s BFF) arrived. We watched him Saturday night. Abby was one HAPPY girl. They played for a solid three hours before they took a break at all. Ha!
For lunch I had the kale chicken caesar salad from Trader Joe’s. This is my favorite salad! (See photo below.) It’s so good. The caesar dressing is just perfect – not overpowering in any sense. I ate this while sitting outside with the pups and when I was done I sipped on coffee and read a magazine. Ideal Saturday!
A little later on I snacked on some of these cheese bites, also from TJ’s. Dang. These are SO good. Have you tried them?
While dinner was cooking I relaxed with Marco and watched a show. My stomach was grumbling and I didn’t want to feel famished when we ate dinner, so I made a snack of cheese and salami to munch on until dinner was ready.
Dinner was salmon cooked in garlic and olive oil, white basmati rice, grilled onion and roasted asparagus with sriracha and soy sauce to top it all off. Yum!
Here’s the salmon. Wild salmon from TJ’s. Yum!
I finished dinner off with a bite of this dark chocolate, which is also from TJ’s and is my FAVORITE. This chocolate satisfies me more than anything else.
Right before bed I wanted a taste of the gelato I had found earlier while at Trader Joe’s. Instead of putting it in a bowl (I only wanted a taste) I had a couple slow spoonfuls out of the container. So yummy!
The only downside to this gelato is I woke up in the middle of the night with a slight hangover feeling. Odd! Doesn’t usually happen to me with sweets. I’ll pay attention the next time I have some. Haven’t craved it since, but it does taste good if you’re looking for new gelato and like pistachio.
Sunday morning started off slowly with coffee and hanging with the pups. When I was ready for breakfast I made eggs and toast with another small piece of toast lathered in hummus (just what I was craving).
Later in the afternoon I ran a couple of errands, went to the gym, and got a few more things done around the house. Abby and I took a walk and when I got home I had leftover salmon and rice that I forgot to photograph.
Later in the evening, shortly before dinner, I had some greek yogurt with honey. SO good. I missed this yogurt – haven’t had it in a while!
For dinner we had chicken, rice, and broccoli with avocado and topped with soy sauce and sriracha. This is Marco’s favorite thing to eat. Anytime I ask what he wants for the week, this is his first answer. It’s just easy and good!
Monday morning started off with coffee and then the gym, followed by a breakfast of eggs and toast. After breakfast I took Abby for a short walk and dove into coaching for the day.
Lunch was veggies, chicken, and avocado with a side of hummus and mustard aioli from TJ’s (so good). I didn’t eat much of the butternut squash (wasn’t into it) but loved the carrots, broccoli, chicken, and avocado. Hit the spot!
After lunch I dove back into client sessions and when I was off and wrapping up work for the day (answering client emails, sending session follow-ups, listening to music, and closing up my office) I grabbed a hunk of this cheese to munch on.
This snack was to calm my hunger before dinner. I rarely enjoy going into a meal feeling starved. It makes it harder to listen to my body that way. When instead I can go into a meal feeling calm, it’s way easier to listen to how my body feels.
For dinner we had a baked potato, broccoli, and BBQ chicken. This was YUM! I didn’t quite finish the baked potato but ate all the softest parts and fully enjoyed it with the BBQ chicken.
After a few days of lots of home cooking I’m feeling great and itching to get some take out tonight!
Today and the next few days are full of coaching so I’ve made sure to have some easily accessible meals in the fridge that take under 20 minutes to heat and eat.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this daily eats post and that’s it’s helped you to see that you DO NOT NEED to diet. Rather, focus on bringing in food to your home that feels great and tastes awesome too.
Have fun with cooking, keep it super simple, and make sure you’re getting satisfied along the way.
Have a beautiful day!