What I Ate Wednesday
I thought I would try something new (to me) today and do a What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) post, like I have seen many other bloggers do. I have had MANY people ask me what I eat since it is different than the Standard American Diet. This is a fairly typical day of eating for me. I tracked my food via My Fitness Pal and today's eats were about 1500 calories.
0800: I started the day with oatmeal. I took 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, 1 tbsp ground flax seeds (for the omega 3s!), and added 1 cup filtered water. Once mostly cooked, I threw in 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries (all the antioxidants!) to get warmed up. I then added 1 tbsp pepitas (for the zinc and crunch), 1 tbsp peanut butter (homemade!) and 1 banana. I left it all in the pot because... less dishes!
Give me all the beverages! Before I woofed down the oatmeal, I had 16 oz of warm lemon water to help with detoxing my liver. After the oatmeal I had a 16 oz green smoothie (peas, kale, wild blueberries, banana, and spirulina powder) and then I had a cup of decaf coffee (because I love the taste, not necessarily the caffeine).
1200: Oops, sideways photo! This was my lunch today. I made this on Monday and got 4 servings out of it for lunches. I roasted 2 spaghetti squashes and used 1 half for each serving. Then I sauteed onions and garlic, added mushrooms, and then a homemade marinara (diced tomato, tomato sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, majoram, and Italian seasonings). I added a can of (rinsed) white beans for extra protein. Then I decided to add 2 tbsp homemade, oil free pesto from our garden this past summer. It was in my freezer and was a great addition! I also had a can of carbonated water with my lunch. I love the generic brand at Albertson's because the only ingredient is carbonated water. No natural flavors like most carbonated water, which I find to be very vague.
1830: Dinner was sushi rolls! I normally do not go this long without food so I will admit I overate with dinner. It would have been nice to have an apple or some other snack to have prevented me from eating so much at dinner. Oh well, it was all really tasty and healthy. Basically I took a nori sheet, added the rice (I did not add any rice vinegar or sugar like I normally do to make it sushi rice) and then loaded up a little red cabbage, carrots, cilantro, green bell pepper, and avocado. I then sprinkled a little sesame seeds on it, rolled it up and then dipped it in a peanut butter/wasabi/lime sauce. I generally don't cut my rolls because I just end up making a mess! I had 5 rolls and I will admit I was stuffed! I did not eat anything after dinner so all in all, I am okay with it. I also had another carbonated water with dinner.
Throughout the day I drank water, aside from the beverages I posted.
I think I may do this weekly because I like the accountability. I hope that helps people get an idea of what I eat without meat, dairy, eggs, gluten, and processed foods.