Here is a picture of a typical day of eating for me. People are always surprised when they see the amount of food I eat!! I always tell them that when you are eating clean, whole foods you can eat a lot more food for less calories than when it is processed. I was working from home this day, but most of the things I ate I had already cooked in bulk earlier in the week. I also prep my husband’s meals for him while he’s at work and he ate pretty much the same as I did and I had prepped it the night before in tupperware containers for him.
Meal 1 – 6 egg whites scrambled with veggies (I precut my veggies earlier in the week and keep them in a gallon sized ziploc bag so that way in the morning all I have to do is grab a handful and throw them into my scramble – I don’t mix the spinach in the ziploc but also add that to the scramble). Here I had onions, red bell peppers, baby portabella mushrooms, jalapenos and I also had some sundried tomatoes (not the kind in oil, just the dried ones). One Food for Life brand English Muffin with sugar-free jelly on top (I found one at my grocery store that is sweetened with Truvia! http://www.smuckers.com/
Meal 2 – Salsa Chicken (cooked earlier in the week – click HERE for the recipe with Fage 0% yogurt on top and lime juice squeezed on top. Mini bell peppers on side.
Meal 3 – Turkey Burgers. I pulled everything out for this picture so you could see what I make these with. I found these awesome Turkey Burgers from Costco that taste really good! The macros are really good on them too. You could always make your own Turkey Burgers (click HERE for my recipe) but these Kirkland ones are pretty good if you are pressed for time just be cautious of the sodium in them. I sprinkle them with sea salt, ground black pepper, and garlic salt and then cook them for 10 minutes on my George Foreman. I usually cook 6 of them on Sundays and then my husband and I will eat them a few times a week for lunches heated up in the microwave. I use low-sugar ketchup and mustard and Food for Life brand Ezekial buns. Big salad on side.
Meal 4 – Homemade Protein Bars. I used THIS recipe and then added walnuts, orange extract and almond extract. My favorite protein bar recipe right now! I made a double batch of these before I left for Mexico and still had some in the freezer so I just grabbed some before I left to run errands. They were actually still frozen when I ate them, but if you were at home you could put them in the microwave for 1 minute.
Post Workout – 1 scoop MRM Rich Vanilla Whey Protein with 1/2 banana, 1 cup Almond Breeze brand vanilla unsweetened almond milk (the 40 calorie one), and a handful of spinach.
Meal 5 – homemade turkey spaghetti with 1 cup whole wheat pasta. Click HERE for the recipe.
Meal 6 – Frozen PB Chocolate Egg White Dessert! My favorite way to eat my egg whites at night https://www.facebook.com/
I don’t typically count calories but because I knew people would ask after I post this I went ahead and plugged my meals into Livestrong.com. I was at about 1850 calories today and almost exactly a 40/40/20 breakdown of protein/carbs/fat