What I Ate Today

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It never ceases to amaze me what people will buy for breakfast out of the vending machine at my work. We have a perfectly good cafeteria here where you can get things like egg white omelets and fruit. Most workplaces aren’t as lucky to have this in the building, but they still hit up the vending machine for a bag of cookies. For breakfast.

Since I’m cheap, I prepare most of my meals at home and bring them to work with me. It doesn’t take much effort and saves me a ton of money and calories. I eat a lot of food that not only tastes good but keeps me going. Everyone at work laughs because I’m always eating.

I thought it might be fun to share what I ate today. It is entirely possible to eat healthy at work, eating out, and preparing your own meals. You just have to be creative.

Breakfast – A chocolate protein shake with blackberries. I love my shakes for breakfast since I can quickly blend one up like a milkshake and drink it on the way to work. If my Magic Bullet ever dies, I’ll be lost until it’s replaced.

Snack 1Snack – Lean burger, steamed kale, with a side of blackberries and granola. I grill a batch of burgers all at once and pack them during the week for easy reheating. Kale is sold in huge bunches. I chop and wash the entire head on the weekend. During the week, I pack smaller amounts for meals and steam it in the microwave right before eating.

LunchLunch – Grilled chicken breast with steamed kale rolled into an Ezekiel wrap and a side of blackberries. I also grill several chicken breasts at the same time. You can use them in wraps, soups, salads, and more all week. Add mustard or other seasonings for different flavors. Blackberries were on sale this week so I’m eating a bunch while the season lasts.

Snack 2Snack 2 – Greek yogurt with cocoa roast almonds and granola. Have you seen these almonds? They are somehow coated with unsweetened cocoa powder. I love being able to get a chocolate fix in the afternoon. The granola adds a nice crunch to my yogurt too. Most times I buy a big container of yogurt and pack a smaller container for lunch. These individual containers were on sale so I grabbed a few for this week.

DinnerDinner – Wendy’s ultimate chicken sandwich ordered with no honey mustard and no bun and 2 garden side salads. Many fast food restaurants now offer grilled chicken sandwiches that you can easily deconstruct. They are higher in sodium than homemade ones but still much better for you than burgers and fries. With side salads you don’t get all the tortilla strips, cheese, and other calorie heavy items that are on entrée salads.

Snack 3 – Omelet with 5 egg whites and one whole egg. I sliced a tomato and added it towards the end of cooking. After taking it off the stove, I drizzled on a little bit of pumpkin seed oil for a great flavor kick.

Healthy food with tons of flavor and very little effort. Quite a bit different from my old days of starting out with a Venti white chocolate mocha and two Krispy Kremes. What are some of your favorite meals?

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