My What I Ate Wednesday series will hopefully inspire and inform you as to what a typical day’s worth of meals are like for me, a personal trainer, blogger, and mama.
I am currently lifting weights 5 days a week, sometimes 6, depending on how long/full my workouts were the day before. I don’t walk as much as I should or hope to right now but that’s changing with the season.
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What I Ate Wednesday: Week One Deets
This week for What I Ate Wednesday is a bit unique because I was at a very special event. I moved from Ontario to Montreal back in the Fall and unfortunately, this means I am several hours away from the sports stadium where my favourite teams play.
Luckily for me, Montreal has a tradition of hosting a couple of pre-season Toronto Blue Jays baseball games in the early Spring. This event is meant to draw attention to the city’s strong desire to rekindle the Montreal Expos baseball franchise. The Expos mark a 50 year anniversary this year and sources are saying that a new team could re-emerge here.
Until then, I will have to remain satisfied with travelling to Toronto and the Montreal pre-season game!
This morning, I finished off my sweet potato crusted quiche I prepped on Sunday. It is SO yummy and very easy to make. I added a homemade maple pork sausage patty and some grape tomatoes on the side.
I shared my recipes for the crust and filling for the quiche, as well as the sausage recipe (SO good!) on Instagram early for my followers. I’ll be posting the recipe on my website very soon!
I had my usual strong coffee with cream as well.
Lunch prep for the first half of the week was seriously one of my favourite preps ever. First, I marinated some chicken breasts with some lemon, red wine vinegar, garlic and oregeno. After a couple of hours, I cubed and skewered it. At this point you can either grill it or put it on a roasting pan with the veggies.
For the veggies, I roasted up some brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes and added them to a bed of baby spinach (after they cooled).
Then I added chopped apple, feta cheese, and an amazingly tasty maple tahini dressing that is really simple to make.
It’s just 1/3 cup of tahini, 1 clove of garlic, 1 tbsp maple syrup, and enough water to thin to desired consistency. I left mine pretty thick to preserve flavour intensity, but feel free to adjust as you wish!
This meal prep is so healthy and very filling. Fiber is in abundance here with the sprouts, apple and spinach. Maple tahini dressing is a perfect fit to bring it all together.
There’s a prettier picture and full recipe on my Instagram here.
(See Also: BBQ Chicken Meal Prep and Mango Coconut Chili Chicken Salad Meal Prep, Tangy Tuna Salad)
I grabbed some Oikos Greek Yogurt and almonds while I prepped burritos for myself, my partner and my brother who were going to the game with me.
It was around 4:30 and I was pretty hungry at this point having just completed a workout and walked to pick up my girls from school.
For reference, my workout was a full body lifting routine that lasted about an hour or so.
I made up some ground beef burrito filling and wrapped in flour tortillas. For the filling I just mixed some pre-cooked rice from the fridge with ground beef, tomato paste, and Mexican seasonings (oregeno, chili powder, cayenne, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper). I added cheese and cilantro, salsa and sour cream.
I ate this in the car on the way to pick up my brother from work 😳). It was good but not quite enough food for my busy day!
Ball field pretzel. Sounds good. Even looks good. But was it good? No.
It was stale. I ate a few bites, maybe a third of it.
I also had a tall can of beer which I didn’t take a picture of and do not feel the need to share but for full disclosure, a solitary beer was had. No regrets, even at the $11 price tag!
What I Ate Wednesday: Week One Notes
We did a lot of walking from where we parked to the Olympic Stadium as well. I ended up walking over 14,000 steps, plus my workout.
I don’t think I ate quite enough for my activity today, even if I am trying to lean out a bit.
Luckily, I have the rest of the week to take in more nutrition. One day is never a make or break in your goals!
Now I’m hungry! I love that you share this!
Thank you! 😊
I am feeling so much more inspired to get back to my fitness routine and healthy eating mindset.. Thanks for sharing this fabulous story.
You’re very welcome! Spring always motivates me even more.
What A yummy way to eat healthy! and I love the edition of the eying snack at the baseball field!
Thanks! It’s all about balance 😉
Interesting idea to share the details of your diet based on a day off the week 🙂 I eat low carb, so I can’t have a lot of what you did, but it all looks fantastic… Minus that pretzel 😂
Haha no kidding! 🤢
I always wondered what people eat that are into fitness and training. I like everything but the beer and the breakfast is to big for me at the time I get up. Suggestions on what to do about that?
I don’t eat breakfast right away either. I usually wait until I’m feeling hungry. If you need to eat something early but not too big, I’d focus on trying to get a good source of protein like an egg, some carbs, like an english muffin or piece of toast. Alternatively, a piece of fruit and some greek yogurt would work.
I don’t drink beer too often but as it was a ball game and I was with my dad, brother, and partner, I thought there was no better time 🙂
Oh my! I am loving all of this. That burrito looks fantastic!! Now you have me over here craving Mexican food! Your lunch looks great as well. I love what you marinated the chicken with!
Thank you!! Mexican food is definitely a favourite of mine.