Meals in Pictures

My meals are nothing fancy, they aren't pretty, and... I sure ain't a cook! But I just wanted to share what some of my meals look like to show that you can be lean and fit without eating fish and asparagus at every meal. Sometimes I think I'm going to scream if I see another picture of a salad or fish and asparagus in my Instagram news feed!!!

 In fact, I don't eat a lot of things that typical fitness people eat, simply because I don't like them, and I'm not going to force myself to eat foods I don't like. So you won't see fish, asparagus, avocados or sweet potatoes in any of my meals! I would not eat any vegetables if I had the choice, but I do try to get them in here and there, as I know the importance of eating vegetables. I'm actually a junk food lover who tries really hard to eat healthy!
 
Breakfast:
Breakfast is always oats, peanut butter and protein. I could (and do 95% of the time) eat this for breakfast every morning and never get tired of it. It's quick and delicious! Like, I seriously wake up in the morning looking forward to this meal! If I do have something different, it's usually toast with peanut butter and a protein shake on the side. I need something fast in the mornings, so this does the trick.


Post workout:
These are my "fun" meals that I change up each time. This is where I get to have a treat like cereal or a Skinny Cow once or twice a week, and then it's a fruit smoothie twice a week. 


Lunch: 
 I like eggs...and potatoes, as you can see! I almost always cook up eggs for lunch- the only thing that changes is the carb source. It's either Ezekiel bread, gluten free waffles, fruit, a whole wheat tortilla, or roasted potatoes. I also sometimes have turkey sausage or bacon on the side. 

Dinner:
I have ground turkey mixed with rice and salsa twice a week on the nights I have to eat at work, because it's quick and portable. And really tasty! Then it's usually chicken or turkey burgers with potatoes and veggies the other days when I don't work evenings. Fridays are always burger nights, Saturday is usually our treat meal, and then Sunday we'll have salmon patties or grill up something like steak or chicken thighs.


Bedtime snack:
I always eat right before bed. It's either a protein shake or cottage cheese with 2 spoonfuls of peanut butter, and sometimes I'll have my peanut butter on a rice cake. 
 
As you can see, I'm definitely not a carbophobe! I have carbs almost with every meal I am not low carb or even low fat. Although I don't track my food intake right now, from when I have in the past, I pretty much eat about an equal amount of carbs, protein and fats on a daily basis. Because I eat an adequate amount of each food group, I don't have horrible cravings, and my meals leave me full and satisfied. Even though I'm not as restrictive as I once was, I'm still careful about what I eat. But being able to eat potatoes and bread now without fear that it will make me fat makes me a happy girl. :)
 

Comments

  1. I'm with you - I won't eat something I don't like just because it's healthy. There are too many other great foods to choose from! Sounds like you've found a great balance of food that you love and that supports your goals. :)

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    1. Thanks! It did take some trial and error, but I really enjoy the way I'm eating now!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing! I'm starting to get over my food guilt with potatoes, weekday treats etc. so reading this helps encourage me to keep going. Love reading all your Posts - keep up the great work!!.inspirational for us women for sure

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    1. Thank you! Means a lot to hear that!

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  3. Hi do you eat carbs in every meal on rest days too?

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    1. Every meal except for one-my morning snack is usually just nuts and protein. On a training day this is my post workout carb and protein meal.

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