Tasty Tuesday🥗

Hey guys and welcome to today’s Tasty Tuesday! I can’t believe this is only my second post, but I hope you guys enjoy!

So today I started my day off with my go-to favorite breakfast: A fried egg on a slice of whole wheat toast and a peach flavored yogurt. I’m usually not into having a runny egg yolk but recently it’s been my favorite thing to eat, I can’t believe what I’ve been missing out on for all this time. Also, yogurt has been becoming a staple in my diet. I’m a big fan of the “Light and Fit” brand. It works well with my college budget and is one of the healthier options offered.

I was in a rush today packing my lunch so I had a quick and easy, yet very good turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread with some celery and carrots. Honestly, nothing is more satisfying than a nice crisp piece of celery. It sounds weird, and not too appetizing but celery also works really well with peanut butter for some extra protein. This also has been an easy go to snack for me lately.

For a pre workout snack, and fix to my chocolate craving, I had a protein bar. I have a Costco size box of the “Pure Protein” brand. A little tip that helps me is whenever I have a mid day chocolate craving, instead of getting a candy or something, I will usually have a protein bar and it does the trick. Depending on the type they usually have less sugar, carbs, and fat AND much more protein than a candy bar, so that’s a win in my book. I also really like “Luna” bars and “RX” bars; another two really good protein bars to fulfill your sweet tooth.

For dinner, I had zoodles (zucchini noodles) with the rest of my moms homemade meat sauce and a baked potato. I love pasta, but I also love greens, so I think zoodles are a great compromise. Also, a super easy side for any dinner is a potato. I just poke some holes in the potato with a fork, pop it in the microwave for 5-6 minutes, add a little butter with salt and pepper and there ya go, easy and delicious.

Lastly, I finished off my night with the left over banana peanut butter ice cream I made the other day. I added a couple frozen bananas, coconut milk, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and a tablespoon of maple syrup to my blender and it was done. This was honestly really, really good and a great way to end my night with something sweet which is always a must.

That concludes my full day of eating for this fabulous Tuesday. I hope you guys enjoy and have a great rest of your week!

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September 18th Tasty Tuesday

Hi everyone and welcome to Tasty Tuesday’s. Today I will be sharing everything I ate in a day and a new recipe I decided to try out. I hope you enjoy!

So this morning I woke not super hungry from all my Chinese food the night before, so I had a simple breakfast: Bran cereal topped with some blueberries. I like to start my day typically with something on the carby side to fuel my day. Adding blueberries to the top just gives an extra sweetness which is also much appreciated.

Depending on my day I will either have a bigger lunch or in this case as I did today, I had a smaller pre and post workout snack. Note to self, eating celery with peanut butter is definitely not the best decision when sitting in the silent area of the library. Anyways, I enjoyed a childhood favorite for pre-workout snack: celery with organic peanut butter and my favorite chocolate coconut favored RX bar. Because I work out pretty often, I try to sneak in protein in when I can. Two protein staples in my diet are definitely peanut butter and protein bars.

For my post-workout snack I made a small mango, pineapple, banana smoothie with Vega vanilla protein powder. Having a smoothie after the gym is a good way to replenish my energy, carb and protein in take, and getting some basic vitamins in. Depending on my workout, I don’t always add protein powder to my smoothies, but because I did muscle training in my abs I decided it was a good idea.

A couple hours following my smoothie I made myself some dinner. I had lots of left over “chow mei fun”, honestly not 100% sure what this is, just something that seemed to be on the healthier side and wanted to try out. Basically, it is just very thin noodles, I think rice based, with veggies and shrimp. Though I’m not positive I definitely recommend this next time you’re looking for a semi-healthy Chinese food option. With this, I pan friend some peppers with shredded carrots and topped it off with baked tofu. This was a bit of an experiment for me but turned out great and would definitely make it again.

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Lastly, for dessert I tried something new: Chocolate chia seed pudding. This is a recipe I found on Pinterest but did modify a bit. I used 3/4 cups of unsweetened almond milk, 1 tbsp of cacao powder, 2 tbsp’s of chia seeds, and about 1 tbsp of honey. I combined this all in a mason jar and stored in the fridge for a couple of hours. This turned out really good; however, the cacao powder was a bit overpowering so next time I’d use a bit less, but overall it was a really good and healthy dessert.

That concludes my full day of eating, but I hope you all enjoyed and will consider some of my recommendations next time you’re looking for a healthy alternative!