One of the blog posts that you guys asked me for over on Snapchat is a food diary. Almost every week in my Monday Q&A, someone asks me to share a food diary so I figured this was a good time to start! I finally spent three days a few weeks ago writing down every single thing that I ate to share with you. I was completely honest and documented exactly what I ate so no fibbing!
That being said, I also kept it a little cleaner than usual because I knew that I’d be sharing this all publicly. Whenever I’ve done food diaries in the past, even if just for me, I clean up my act, knowing that I’ll have to see in writing what I ate. For people who are Type A like me, it’s not a bad way to stay on track… As long as you don’t get too obsessive about it.
I tried to include links to the exact products and recipes that I ate, but let me know if you have any questions. I’d love to hear your feedback as well on whether or not you like this type of post! I might do a month-long version about my fitness routine if this resonates.
Day 1: Tuesday
Morning Tea (7:30am)- Green tea. Boots is going in to get surgery today so I’m too nervous to eat before I drop him off at 8:00.
Breakfast (9:00am)- The Clean Green Protein smoothie from Juice Press. I’m about to head to work out with Madison (she works for my husband at Countdown) so I know I need some fuel in the form of protein or I’ll pass out… the workout is no joke!
Snack (10:30am)- Handful of tamari almonds. So hungry after an intense workout so I eat a handful of one of my all time favorite snacks. I buy them in bulk at Whole Foods.
Lunch (12:00pm)- Asian chicken salad from Whole Foods. Not too exciting but it does the job and I actually love this salad more than I should. I get it at the salad bar there.
12:30pm- Small handful of dark chocolate chips (these are the best, trust me) and a spoonful of peanut butter. I’m a firm believer in lunch dessert if it’s clean and simple.
Snack (3:00pm)- Gluten free crackers (I like these) and my favorite ever mango sriracha hummus. I honestly don’t know how people go from lunch to dinner without a snack. And for those of you who say “I forgot to eat lunch!”, you’re an alien as far as I’m concerned. Also, I’m a hummus addict.
Dinner (7:30pm)- Sweet potato noodle salad (recipe here), miso glazed salmon (I simply baked wild caught salmon with white miso spread on top and it’s incredible), cucumber salad. This dinner was great! I put in a little extra effort because I knew I was going to be sharing it with you.
8:00pm- A bowl of blueberries and cut up red plums
Night Tea (9:00pm)- Chamomile tea
Day 2: Wednesday
Breakfast (7:30am)- Green tea and gluten free bread (I’ve tried a lot of varieties and this one is my go-to) with grass fed butter, mashed avocado, a hard boiled egg, and hot sauce.
Snack (10:00am)- Green juice
Lunch (12:00pm)- Leftover salmon and sweet potato noodles. I’m a big leftover eater. I always make extra of dinner so Anel and I can have healthy lunches without having to go out and spend $15 on a salad or whatever.
12:30pm- I’m feeling slightly under the weather so I drink a juice made with orange, ginger, cayenne, and oil of oregano in place of my usual lunch dessert.
Snack (5:00pm)- Gluten free crackers with hummus and a grapefruit La Croix. I told you I’m an addict!
Dinner (8:00pm)- Vegan kale caesar with baked herbed chicken breasts. Anel gets home from work around this time so we eat late on most weeknights which I don’t love or recommend.
8:30pm- Two squares of dark chocolate.
Night Tea (9:30pm)- Chamomile tea
Day 3: Thursday
8:30am- Spinach and egg scramble with hot sauce, gluten free toast, and iced green tea. I got a late start this morning!
10:00am- Gingerade Kombucha to boost immunity. Still feeling a little sniffle.
Lunch (12pm)- Leftover chicken with a vegan caesar salad and an apricot La Croix. I put leftover dressing from last night on romaine lettuce with tomatoes, and avocado. Yum!
12:30pm- Spoonful of peanut butter with dark chocolate chips. It’s just too good…
Dinner (7:00pm)- BBQ chicken, grilled corn, mushrooms and onions, and salad. We went to our friends’ house for dinner and luckily they cooked us a delicious and healthy meal!
Obviously this was three weekdays and I indulge/drink more on the weekends so I’m thinking for my next go-round I’ll share a Friday-Sunday food diary. Is that something you would want to see?