Okay, let's just jump right in. Today's post will be a peek into what I typically eat on a given day. Now that I've recommitted myself to getting ready to hit the stage I've been paying closer attention to my portions and actually making sure each meal I have is nutritious and well balanced. Let me take you through my day . . . .
MEAL #1 - BREAKFAST
For Breakfast I usually have one of three meals: Scrambled Egg Whites with an English Muffin, 30g of Whey Protein with 1/2cup of Oatmeal & 1/2cup of Blueberries or an Omelet. The meal above is the latter.
Add 3 egg whites & 1 egg to a skillet.
Add 3 shredded pieces of ham and a hand full of shredded cheddar cheese.
Grill, serve and add an orange to the meal.
MEAL #2 - LUNCH
Lunch is usually my heaviest meal of the day so this is when I tend to have pasta. This is my mother's famous Vienna Sausage and Spaghetti dish.
Pour a bottle of Trader Joe Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce into a skillet and cook for about 5 minutes.
Bring a pot of water to a boil.
Add 3 cans of Vienna Sausages to the sauce that's cooking. At the same time, add spaghetti to the boiling water.
When the spaghetti is ready, drain the water and add the spaghetti to the cooked Vienna Sausages/Marinara Sauce.
Mix thoroughly, remove from heat and serve.
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese if you like.
MEAL #3 - MID AFTERNOON SNACK
By around 3 or 4 pm, I'm usually hungry again. This is where quick snacks come in handy. I love having protein shakes and this is one of my faves.
In a blender, add 30 grams of any protein powder mix of your choice, 1 cup of Skim Milk (or Almond Milk), 1 tsp of Peanut Butter and 1 small banana. Blend, serve and enjoy! Yum, yummy!
MEAL#4 - DINNER
When I get home I'm so tired that cooking is the VERY last thing on my mind. I tend to grab something that can be ready in minutes like a soup, salad or a frozen food meal. Lean Cuisine are my favorites. When I first lost weight (read that story here), about 10 years ago, I used to rely on Lean Cuisine meals to learn about portion sizes.
The meal above is from their Culinary Collection, Chicken With Basil Cream Sauce. Mmmmmm, it's so good.
MEAL #5 - EVENING SNACK
To avoid waking up in the middle of the night because I'm hungry (this used to happen to me often), I like to have a light snack before going to bed. I usually have yogurt, another protein shake (mixed with water only) or some type of "protein" Bar. Clif Bars are my absolute faves and they're only 99 cents at Trader Joe!
For now, this method of eating is working out for me. I lost a pound since this past Sunday (YEEPY!). However as I get closer to my show, adjustments will have to be made, but I'll get into that later.
Have a great day everyone!