What I eat in one day #5
Hi! I haven’t done these posts in a while, so I decided to take pics of all my meals for one day and share them here to give you some healthy meals ideas you can try for yourself.
My first meal is always a protein shake with gelatinized maca powder and sometimes 1/4 cup of oatmeal. I use Sascha Fitness’ protein. I’ve tried the vanilla and coconut flavor and love them both. I’m currently using the coconut flavor with chocolate almond milk and it tastes like heaven. Cannot recommend this protein enough. You can find it here.
The rest of my meals are just regular meals. I drink the protein shake because I work out at 7 am and it’s the only thing I can think of eating at 6 am when I wake up. Also, it’s a great option for a pre-workout meal, plus it’s super high quality protein. The rest of my meals are just real food. I rarely eat anything processed or unhealthy (just on cheat meals) and that’s why I’m able to eat so much food without gaining weight. I’m super careful with salt and sodium intake and on the weekends I’m way more flexible but without going completely crazy.
Not drinking too much alcohol is another thing that helps me stay in shape. I used to drink a lot during the weekends, now I’m more like a happy hour kind of girl lol. Just one drink or two and that’s it. There are exceptions of course 😉
Ok, without further ado, here are all the meals I ate this past Tuesday.
Breakfast: Egg white omelet and oatmeal.
Egg white omelet: I add tomatoes, onions and sometimes sweet little peppers to my omelet. I use 3/4 cups of egg whites. I only use spray oil and a pinch of pink Himalayan salt. Today I ate like 80 grams of avocado too because I just felt like it 😉
For the oatmeal: 30 grams of old fashioned oats, with 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of almond milk, a little bit of stevia and cinnamon and that’s it. I mix everything in a blender and the microwave it for 2 minutes. Super easy and yummy and it leaves me so full!
This is what I’ve been having for breakfast almost every day (Mon-Fri), for the past 2 months. It’s easy, nutritious and it leaves me full. I’m usually very hungry after the gym.
Lunch: Ground beef with rice and brocoli.
I had leftover ground beef from the night before and brocoli and rice from the night before that, so I put them all together and had it for lunch. It was delicious.
We make it a point to not throw away any type of food EVER! So sometimes we eat random things and a lot of leftovers. I just think about all the people in the world (and Venezuela) who struggle to have food on their tables every day and it breaks my heart. I encourage you to start practicing this and cut down on food waste.
Snack (or second lunch lol): Sweet potato arepa with turkey, egg and avocado.
I also had left over baked sweet potatoes, so I made some arepas (see how here, it’s super easy!). Inside the arepa there’s some homemade turkey breast (we make every week, here’s how. VERY EASY TOO!), around 30 grams of avocado, 1 egg and 1 tbs of Bolthouse Farms Avocado Cilantro dressing. It was seriously so good!
Dinner: Steak bites with mushrooms, brown rice and brocoli.
I just got an air frier and I was looking for recipes on Pinterest and found this one. I added the rice and brocoli because I though it might go well with it and it really did. This dinner was delicious and G loved it too, so it might become a regular. The recipe is here.
I cooked the brocoli and the rice separately and I skipped the butter on the steak bites. I don’t think it needs it, but it’s really up to you.
So, as you can see I eat a lot of food lol. I used to share all the calories and macros and stuff, but I’m not keeping track of any of that for now and I’ve maintain myself pretty well. Keeping track of everything started feeling like a burden. I did it for 6 months and I learned so much that now I’m able to eat more intuitively. But what I’m doing now is all thanks to counting my calories and macros, so I definitely recommend this method if you are just getting started and have no idea about quantities, calories, etc. I used an app called My Fitness Pal.
I usually don’t eat beef, but somehow today I ate it twice LOL What can I say, it’s what I had in the fridge. I don’t like throwing away food.
Anyways, I hope you steal some of these ideas. I meal prep a couple of times a week to make sure I always have food ready. This really makes a huge difference. Especially where you are ‘hangry’ and not really thinking straight.
Thanks so much for stopping by. It really means the world to me! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave them in the comments below.
Have the best weekend!!