What I Ate Wednesday #101: Eat All the Food!

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The last couple of days for me have been some serious hungry days. You know the days when you haven’t even finished eating a meal and you’re already thinking about what you’re going to eat next? I just couldn’t get enough! In regards to getting better at the whole intuitive eating idea, I figured I should probably listen to my constant growling stomach and feed it. Makes sense, right? Good.

Pre-Workout
Coconut Vanilla Latte Healthy Bites Cotter Crunch
I love my morning bites and I like to think the coffee beans in these bites give me an extra kick 😉

Breakfast
Egg White Protein Oatmeal Almond Cashew Macadamia Nut Butter Coffee
Pretty much the same old protein oats, but I’ve decided to start stirring in the egg whites after the oats have cooked as opposed to cooking the eggs first, separately. The oats end up being creamier and fluffier.. it’s really hitting the spot these days.

Lunch #1
Trader Joes Jalapeno Chicken Sausage Eggplant Hummus Heirloom Tomato Avocado Sugar Snap Peas Carrots Ketchup
On the rare days that I get to sit on my butt during the day, I tend to go for a snack-style lunch. I sauteed up a jalapeno chicken sausage from Trader Joe’s, loaded up on some veggies, and my new favorite eggplant hummus. The way I’ve been going through that stuff, I’m thinking it’s time I whip up my own version at home.

Lunch #2
Cajun Chicken Heinz Ketchup
I gave it a good 30 minutes or so before deciding I was still hungry for real. Cajun chicken and ketchup? Why not?! I’ve also been having a love affair with ketchup lately. Don’t ask.. ha!

Afternoon Snacks
Carrot Cake Energy Bites
I truly believe having healthy food in the house is key and when I need a little sweet treat, having a few flavors of bites in the freezer helps. Carrot cake after lunch it is!

Homemade Kombucha Shop
And some homemade kombucha! I came back from Baltimore to a gallon of kombucha ready to drink and I’ve been loving it. It’s not so bubbly this time around, but hey, it’s only my first try! I bought some ginger to add to it but I’ve really been enjoying the plain flavor.

Love Grown Foods Apple Walnut Delight Granola Fage Vega Protein Almond Butter
A couple hours later, the monster was back and growling again. I mixed a little Vega vanilla protein powder and cinnamon into some Greek yogurt, added a dollop of almond butter, and dug into some granola on the side. That should hold me over for another 20 minutes..

Dinner
Quinoa Crusted Chicken Strips Half Baked Harvest Avocado
The plan was for buffalo tenders but seeing as how I couldn’t find any good buffalo sauce, I made the quinoa crusted chicken strips and Tieghan’s new hot wing sauce. As Nathan said, if we can’t do buffalo, a good spicy Asian sauce hits the spot! I also made some spiralized baked “curly fries” for Nathan. It was a darn good dinner!

Evening Snack
The SweeTangos are out! This apple is a hybrid of Honeycrisp and Zestar; it’s always crisp and not too sweet [I find Honeycrisp to be too sweet for me]. I’m usually not a fan of anything other than Fuji but these hit the spot!

Hopefully I’ve taken care of my bottomless pit of a stomach for at least a few days!

Food for Thought

How do you deal with your bottomless pit days?

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6 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #101: Eat All the Food!

  1. I think every day is a bottomless pit day when you are running 80 miles a week hahaha! I try to stick to the healthy snacks, but it is tough as I know I also need to load up with carbs. I crave cereal a lot, and ate that same Love Grown Granola yesterday as a snack. Love the idea of putting bites in the freezer! Will have to give that a try! I find greek yogurt and cottage cheese are also good snacks to keep hunger away…..a little bit longer 😉

  2. I was just thinking about how I have felt like a bottomless pit lately. And I wanted all the junk food yesterday. Luckily I don’t keep stuff like that on hand, but holy cow if there had been chips, crackers, more chips, chips with chips, cheese dip even …. Instead I had a protein shake with some peanut butter for healthy fats hoping that’d solve the cravings. It didn’t haha. I’m with Tina, greek yogurt and cottage cheese are always in my fridge.

  3. Ohhh your dinner looks so spectacular. I really need to try that recipe. I think those bites paired with coffee sound like the perfect morning snack before a workout. And sometimes when I’m still hungry after lunch or dinner, I too snack on extra protein. Last night I was hungry after the event I worked so I had a turkey burger patty with BBQ sauce 🙂

  4. I had bottomless pit days all the time when I was training for a half marathon… now I’m less active so I have no excuse! ;( I’m also trying to get better at intuitive eating. Your food looks amazing, great WIAW! And I have a good trick for egg white oats — I just microwave it for 30 second intervals and stir in-between each one!

  5. I’m having lots of bottomless pit days right now as I’m training for a half marathon. Sometimes I’m not sure if I’m really hungry or if it’s just in my head, but once I eat I always feel better. Must be hungry! Now I’ve just decided to roll with it:)

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