WIAW: First Timer
Howdy Y’all! Just practicing my southern accent because I just booked my flight to go see my sister in Nashville. We are going to be celebrating her finishing her first semester of PA school and will be seeing the one and only Tim McGraw in concert.
Today, I am bringing you all my first ever WIAW post. If you are a part of the food blogging world, I’m sure you have heard of WIAW. To put it briefly, it is when food/health bloggers post a day of eats on Wednesdays to give other people food inspiration/ new foods to try out. What WIAW is not about: comparison, judgment, guilt, & restriction. Nope, we don’t want any of that here!!! WIAW is about food & fun! It’s about breaking out of food ruts, making new friends, embracing healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, & nourishing your body. Special thanks to Peas & CrayonsLinking to the HOSTstarting this whole trend!
I often get questions on what I eat on the average day/ what a full day of eats looks like for me. Well, if you care at all, here’s a typical day of food for me!
WIAW also encourages sharing workouts, so to start this post I’m sharing the most flattering photo of me to ever exist (total sarcasm). Really just showing it to embrace the #sweatyselfie (because sweat= hard work). I started my day with a 5 mile run with a tempo in the middle. I ran a mile warm up (8:34), 3 mile tempo (22:02 total- slow compared to what I used to be able to do, but I’ll take it!), mile cool down (8:40). I haven’t done too many running workouts recently because I am still working through a knee injury from the end of April, but I have been feeling a tad better.
After my run, I did a quick core workout (plank, weighted russian twists, side plank, plank jacks, v-ups, row boats) and foam rolled. Then I took a quick shower & dashed out the door (literally #lategirlprobs). I ate one of my favorite work breakfasts on the drive to work- overnight oats of course! I have been making my oats slightly different lately to get more protein in. I have been doing 1/3 cup oats, 1 scoop vegan Sunwarrior protein powder, 2/3 cup almond milk, cinnamon (lots & lots), 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp chia seeds, and fresh fruit! I love having berries in my overnight oats, so these were made with 1/2 cup blueberries, 1/3 banana, and about 2/3 cup strawberries. Adding protein powder to my oats makes them more filling & is a great way to get more protein in each day 🙂
I ate lunch at work (while working because I don’t get breaks even though I work 7-10 hrs at a time), and didn’t snap a photo, but it was a replica of this dish. I had a bed of leafy greens (Organic spring mix is my shizz), topped with my mexican quinoa salad, shrimp, & salsa! I love brining leftovers for lunch at work, and usually try to make one bigger batch of a healthy salad at the beginning of the week. One thing that I love about having mexican style salads is using salsa instead of dressing. I’m not a huge dressing person (I only like certain kinds & definitely do not like big brands like Kraft, Newman’s, etc.), but love fresh/ homemade salsa.
When I got home from work, I whipped up a quick stir fry because I was really tired & hungry. I quickly defrosted some chicken & tossed tons of frozen stir fry veggies (my fav. is the Costco Kirkland veggies) into a pan. I sautéed the veggies & chicken with just a bit of black pepper & garlic. When everything was just about fully cooked, I added my favorite “lazy girl” sauce to it= San J Szechuan sauce. I love San J sauces because they are gluten free, low calorie, and made with healthy ingredients! If you haven’t tried their sauces, I highly recommend them! They are perfect for stir fry, basting meat, or for dipping sauces! I have tried the thai peanut, the orange sauce, teriyaki, and Szechuan. The Szechuan is definitely my favorite out of all that I have tried.
Well there ya have it- a day of eats for me. Do we have similar food preferences? What is your favorite stir fry sauce (because I am always looking to try more!)??? Let me know in the comments!