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Wellness + What I Eat In A Day

Who doesn’t love creeping on what other people eat in a day? I personally eat this stuff up, so I wanted to share with you what I eat in a day!

Here are a couple of disclaimers:

  • I have to eat like every 2-3 hours normally. My appetite actually varies quite a bit during the weeks of the month, and I’m trying to get better at eating only when I’m hungry
  • Matt and I pretty much pack food everyday to save money. Also we tend to eat the same three or four thing for dinner to save money, meaning that I don’t eat as much shrimp or seafood as I did when I was just making dinner for myself.
  • I drink a ton of water, and try to have snacks with protein in order to stay fuller longer.
  • This meal plan is not approved by any medical professional. It changes, and is what makes me feel healthy and happy. It may not be the best for you!
  • This is NOT a diet plan. I eat “healthy” 80% of the time and like to indulge 20% of the time. It’s all about balance, not equality.

 

Lauren Lester

Morning

6:00 am — As much water out of my 32 ounce Nalgene that I can muster before whatever workout I plan to do that morning.

After my workout, I try to finish the rest of my Nalgene before I eat!

7:45 am — Two fried eggs, sautéed kale and sometimes a piece of toast with peanut butter. Additionally, I have my first cup of coffee with two scoops of raw sugar.

9:00 am — I have my second cup of coffee once I get to work.

10:30ish am — Snack time! This is normally a handful of almonds, peppers with hummus, or apples and peanut butter!

*Hopefully I’ve had a full water bottle before I left for work, and another one at work before lunch.

Afternoon

12:30-1:00ish pm — Lunch time is usually a spinach salad with grape tomatoes, avocado, chicken and balsamic dressing.

3:00ish pm — Second snack time (otherwise #hangry) is really similar to my morning snack:  a handful of almonds, peppers with hummus, or apples and peanut butter!

* I try to not drink coffee in the afternoon, and am hoping to be done with my third water bottle of the day by the time I’m done at work!

Evening

7:00 pm — By the time Matt and I both get home from work, change, and start dinner we eat around 7. Right now we’re really into grilling, which means lots of lemon pepper chicken, hamburgers, and brats (all without buns!). We also really like to make kale chips (recipe below) and grill bell peppers, onions and tomatoes.

We also normally have a glass of whiskey on the rocks with seltzer water or a glass of wine with dinner. While this may not be the healthiest, we love trying new whiskeys and wines together!

8:30-9:00— Sometimes I’m still a little hungry so I’ll make some popcorn on the stove or have some ice cream with Matt on the couch. It’s becoming a bit of a bad habit so I know that I should stop doing that soon! In the summer it’s so hard to resist a cold treat!

10:30-11:00 pm — I go to bed with a big bottle of water, for if I wake up in the middle of the night with the thirst of someone who was walking the desert for 30 days. Also so that it’s there when I wake up in the morning.

Snacks We Always Have on Hand

Fruit like apples, cherries, raspberries and watermelon

Veggies like peppers, cherry tomatoes, spinach and kale

Granola bars, normally what is ever on sale at Costco (probably not the best strategy but oh well)

Greek Yogurt

Peanut Butter (Our favorite is Teddy’s Creamy Peanut Butter)

Chia Seeds with Coconut Beverage and Honey

What does your day in food look like? Anything you love to have?

 

Kale Chip Recipe:

2-3 Cups of Kale (they shrink!)

1 T of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)

1-2 t of salt

1-2 t of pepper

1-2 t of garlic powder (optional)

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Throw kale into a bowl, first add the EVOO and all of your spices
  3. Spray a baking sheet
  4. Spread the kale evenly onto the baking sheet and put in the oven!
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes or until crispy!

 

xx

Ashley

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  • yessss, this is just like stalking your friends’ diaries on My Fitness Pal! I love seeing what people eat in a day. I’ve been so inconsistent with my snacks lately and I CAN NOT STOP eating ice cream cones! #summer

    http://www.andthenwetried.com

  • thesophiadiaries

    Oh, definitely going to go home and make that kale chip recipe!!

  • I love how everyone is suddenly obsessed with kale. I hated it as a kid (here in Austria it is a big part of our national cuisine) and now I want to try this recipe – my mom will laugh haha.
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂
    Love from Austria, Theresa

  • Those kale chips sound goooood. 🙂

  • Brittnee Miller

    I’ve never had Kale but I must try these chips!

  • Sounds like you eat so healthy! I’m working on trying to cook more myself to save money, but I just get so lazy after 2 workouts a day and work all day long. The kale recipe looks great! I will definitely have to try. Thanks for sharing!

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  • I love reading and watching “What I Eat in a Day” videos on YouTube! Your day sounds pretty close to mine, except I usually have chocolate or ice cream every night, haha. Also – you are hydration #goals!

  • My husband recently starting practicing fasting & he is loving the results! Part of it lends a hand to what you were saying. Only eat when you are hungry! It is something I definitely want to be more mindful about. Eating should not be a habit, but a necessity when needed.

  • I love kale chips! Your post reminded me that I should definitely drink more water- you drink way more water than I do! And agreed- it’s so hard to resist ice cream in the summer!

  • Love your description of what you eat in a day! I always love reading these types of posts to get inspired for new things to try 🙂 I will definitely be trying the kale chips recipe!

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  • Wow, I just cried because your food is so planned out and I am a hot mess! I definitely try to eat healthy. My husband and I enjoy our alcoholic beverages as well!

    Going to try making kale chips, asap!

    xo, L

  • mckenna bleu

    Im motivated to drink more water! Im so bad at remembering to drink a lot of water in the mornings!

  • yummm! love kale chips!! need to try this recipe

  • Macarena Ferreira

    I have a massive bag of kale right now, so I’m making these kale chips tonight!

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