What can I say, I’m a creature of habit and although I’m a flexible dieter and eat a wide variety of foods every day, I do often fall into ruts eating a lot of the same things over an over again. This is partly due to laziness, but also because I truly truly love the foods I eat. If my mornings get thrown off somehow and I have to eat something other than my usual veggie & egg scramble, I will literally crave it ALL day long and I usually can’t wait for the following day when I get to have it again! It’s crazy, but I love it! Dinners are always different, those depend on what everyone else wants. Lunch and snacks change as well, but I do go in waves with certain items that I eat just about EVERY day. The best way to see what I eat is to scroll my Instagram, but I figured I would start posting things here as well… might be fun to see how things change over time!
Meal 1: veggie & egg scramble
This is the base to my breakfast… TONS of veggies= TONS of volume!
First I sauté up some onions, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, and asparagus. I throw in some pre prepped potatoes (we eat a LOT of them each week so I save enough leftovers for myself), sausages (I have been LOVING these Morning Star veggie ones from Costco), power greens (spinach, kale, chard blend). Then I add in 1 cup of MuscleEgg Organic egg whites. Once thats cooked up, I make my coffee with 5 drops of English Toffee Sweet Leaf Stevia Drops and a little French Vanilla Coffee Mate creamer (during my clean eating days I gave this up… NEVER again. It’s a staple in my diet and I love it.). Last, I toast up some Thin Slim bread or a bagel and slather it with some type of nut butter (I was using THIS for quite some time that you can buy at Target/Sprouts/the regular super market, but recently fell in love with SUNBUTTER which I buy at either Trader Joes or the regular super market). That’s my breakfast 99.99999999% of the time!
Meal 2: usually my pre workout
This meal changes depending on my mood, how much time I have to cook and/or eat, what muscle group I’m training, etc. Most of the time, I enjoy eating my waffle ice cream sundaes like THIS one…
or THIS one…
Base recipe for my waffles/pancakes:
- 1/3 cup Kodiak Power Cakes (can be purchased at Target and select Costco stores)
- 2 tbsp coconut flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 scoop PEScience protein powder (30% off coupon below)
- 1/4 cup MuscleEgg flavored egg whites, 1/2 cup almond milk
- Wink Frozen Desserts (coupon code available in my sidebar) OR Arctic Zero ice cream
- flavors and toppings depend on what I have in the house and what I am craving
If I’m not having waffles though, I might have leftovers from dinner the night before OR lately I have been doing a lot of these Flat Out pizzas (I buy the crusts from Vons/Safeway)…
Meal 3: dinner
Dinner changes nightly of course but my family does eat a lot of the same meals every couple of weeks. We make A LOT of simple shredded crockpot chicken (plain, salsa, BBQ sauce) that we will use on sandwiches, wraps, or even just over white rice. I make 2 batches in the crockpot a week.
We also regularly eat spaghetti/pasta, tacos, hamburgers (once a week without a question, burgers are my favorite food group ever), stir frys, pizza, BBQ chicken breasts & potatoes, Sloppy Joe’s… regular family food stuff. Then we will eat out 1-2 times a week as well.
Meal 3: snacks
My snacks really do change almost daily! Depending on what Costco has, what I find at Target or Walmart, and things I might be craving I will rotate foods in/out. For example…
I found these snacks on our last Costco trip:
Most days you can catch me grazing on these kinds of foods throughout the entire day. Since I’m a bit of a “nibbler”, I’m completely content having a few pieces of this and a couple of bites of that. I satisfy the craving and move on. I know the second I tell myself “Corina, you CAN’T have that!”, I will most likely want it even more so have a bite and get it over with.
Aside from the snacks I rotate, there are a few things that I consider staples in my diet.
These are foods I eat EVERY single day because I love them:
One HUGE salad (power greens, romaine, red cabbage, fruit, nuts, seeds, avocado, and chicken/ground turkey)…
THIS ice cream (coupon in my sidebar)…
Some type of sandwich with Thin Slim low carb/high fiber bread/bagel (coupon in my sidebar)…
Dannon Light & Fit Greek yogurt, usually mixed with fruit, cereal, and some type of nut butter. BuffBake is usually my first option (10% OFF using coupon code corinabuffbake)
MuscleEgg egg whites! I’m either baking with them, cooking them, or drinking them right from the container!
or I mix up a little smoothie with some of my favorite ingredients…
Bars of choice is a SquareBar (coupon in my sidebar)…
Detour Simple Bars
I also love snacking on snap peas & cucumbers with hummus, hard boiled eggs, toast, and rice cakes!
The only other things I use daily are my PEScience supplements. You can see what I take HERE!
That probably rounds out everything I have been eating lately! The best overview of my nutrition can be seen on my Instagram though! Now that I’m planning on doing these posts every few months, its going to be interesting to see how things change!!! As you can see, I eat lots of different things… mainly nutrient dense and “healthy” but I’m not afraid to eat ANYTHING. No labeling anything as “good” or “bad”. Some people apply the 80/20 rule, but in all honesty I find myself more like 90/10. Veggies with just about every meal, lean proteins most of the time, whole grains almost always BUT if I happen to want a donut like I did on THIS day…. you better believe I’m going to eat it AND enjoy it AND not feel the slightest bit of guilt about it! Bottom line as always for me is eat a WIDE variety of food, don’t eat restrictively or cut out foods/food groups, and when you feel like having something… have it! Life and eating should ALWAYS be enjoyed!!!