Sunday, September 2, 2012

A peak into my diet

For the most part I am a fairly healthy eater.  I got lucky that way. I have always been like that and am glad for those natural habits.  Some people may not be as lucky to have a palate that enjoys the healthy plant-based choices or have much knowledge as to what they can do to ensure healthy eating throughout the day.  I by no means eat perfectly but thought I would give a peek into my daily eating in hopes people will gain some insight into how easy it really can be.

Day 1
bowl of puffed rice cereal mixed with banana nut granola cereal
1/4 cup almond milk

whole wheat mini bagel with cranberry apple butter<--- so good! from Trader Joe's

2 handfuls grape tomatoes
2 clemintines
1/4 cup spinach artichoke dip
1/4 cup guacamole
10-12 multi grain tortilla chips

cheeseburger from the grill
whole wheat bun
1 ear sweet corn, plain no butter<----Iowa sweet corn is so sweet you don't even need to add anything!
side salad with Apple cider vinaigrette
1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese

Day 2
2 slices natural whole wheat bread (Brownberry brand, my new favorite!I've gotten it at Whole Foods and Wal-Mart.)
1/2 smashed avocado
salt and pepper

salad with spring greens, small drizzle of light ranch, sunflower seeds
1/2 bowl of tomato soup leftover from Kaydin when we ate at Panera Bread a previous day

3/4 cup grapes
Peach with yogurt cream sauce

Four cheese filled ravioli with grilled chicken and pesto sauce<---- made and even delivered by Tim!
slice strawberry rhubarb pie we got from the farmer's market

Day 3
Leftover vanilla bean French toast casserole I made over the weekend
drizzle maple syrup

salad with spring greens, broccoli, mushrooms, black beans, salsa, drizzle of light ranch dressing, and avocado salad
6 mini sweet peppers
Steaz raspberry iced tea (no calorie, stevia sweetened. I get them from Whole Foods)

2 small peaches

Tacos- I like to sneak in veggies to my ground meats. This time I used 93% lean ground beef and added chopped broccoli, peppers, and onions. I also added pureed carrots. It blends right in and boosts the nutrient content (I do this with spaghetti, too). I also make my own taco seasoning with just a mix of pantry spices (recipe coming soon)
Avocado salad
Black beans
Shredded cheese
Crumbled sea salt and lime tortilla chips from Whole Foods

Spoonful of cookie butter

Day 4
Protein smoothie
1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese

Leftover tacos
4 mini sweet peppers
3/4 cup grapes
1 peach

Tilapia foil packet with mushrooms
Couscous with steamed broccoli

Well, there's what four of my recent eats have looked like. Nothing extravagent, nothing that's complicated or that takes too long to prepare. Hopefully you've gotten a few ideas from seeing a snapshot of what I've eaten. :)