What I Ate Wednesday #88: Orange is My Color

A week later and I’d say the whole intuitive-ish eating is going pretty well! I’ve also noticed that my appetite has increased since I’ve been working more being on my feet for 5 hours at a time. It’s a really good feeling; and so is really feeling tired again. I actually took a nap after work on Monday. It was glorious!

Pre-Workout
Vega Sport Sugar Free Energizer
Back in the days of my Tone It Up slim downs, they said to make sure to drink 2-3 cups of water before working out in the morning. That was something that really stuck with me because I’d always wake up so dehydrated. I’ve continued to do it everyday, even if I’m not working out, and adding this Vega energizer powder to my water really has given me a little extra pep. It’s been extra nice when I’m waking up earlier to get in a workout before heading to an earlier shift, like yesterday.

When I was offered the opportunity to review this product, I checked out the list of ingredients. Vega has a great reputation for clean ingredients so I had no doubtscoconut seed, yerba mate, ginseng, green tea, turmeric, ginger—sounded good to me! Admittedly, the taste takes a little getting used to, but if you ask me, it’s worth it for the benefits.

Breakfast
Protein Steel Cut Oatmeal Coconut Cashew Chia Peanut Butter
Post-workout, I refueled with one of my favorites: steel cut oats, egg whites, and nut butters. I love this breakfast; it packs a great carb/protein punch which is vital after a workout and the nut butters give it an extra staying power for me. I’ve been going back and forth everyday trying to choose which I prefer that day—coconut cashew butter or chia peanut butter—and yesterday the chia PB won. Gotta save the best bite for last!

Lunch
Taste of Nature Exotics Canadian Maple Forest
I actually had a smoothie for lunch—protein powder, coffee, 1/2 banana, a few strawberries, 1 tbsp PB, & beet/turnip greens. I love smoothie lunches at work; they’re quick, easy, and filling. Unfortunately the beet and turnip greens are entirely too “green” for this kind of smoothie and it was NOT good! I had half of this amazingly delicious bar to wash it down ha! Ya win some, ya lose some, right?

Snack
Baby Carrots Sriracha Yogurt
On my walk home for work, I had the other half of the bar and went to town on some carrots and greek yogurt/sriracha mix when I got home. The orange theme continued into the night..

Dinner
Orange Rosemary Chicken Kale Carrots

Orange rosemary chicken, roasted carrots, and kale. I also snacked on some of the oranges after I squeezed them for the sauce so I wasn’t super hungry when dinner rolled around. Whoops! This was, however, a nice refreshing salad.

Snack
Fage Sweet Potato Coconut Cashew Butter Cinnamon

My sweet potato wasn’t ready when dinner rolled around, so I sprinkled some cinnamon on it and tossed it back in the oven. For dessert, I put it on top of some yogurt with coconut cashew butter and unsweetened coconut. I think I could have eaten 5 more sweet potatoes! Food is fuel, right?

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Food for Thought

What’s your favorite was to fuel your workouts?

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary shipment of the Vega Sugar-Free Energizer as a Sweat Pink Ambassador. All thoughts and opinions of the product are my own.

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8 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #88: Orange is My Color

  1. i’m so glad you’re getting good use out of the bars especially my favorite flavor! it was suuuuch a good dessert for me. and the roasted carrots in your din look great. i had some dynamite restaurant roasted carrots about a month ago and ever since then have been roasting them at home. i feel like i used to only roast green veggies or squash but ive been expanding into roasting things like carrots and beets and tomatoes too! glad to hear that the eating intuitively is helping. i remember when i worked retail my shifts left me STARVING. of course that was in 2009 and i would refuel post-shift with taco bell. things are a bit diff now 😉

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