Sunday, January 29, 2012

Some Clean Eats!

Hey everyone! Today was a great day here :) I woke up and had a delicious, filling breakfast. Digested a bit then did 45 minutes of intense cardio at the gym. I am so excited because my next three training sessions are going to be doubles! An hour and a half of butt kicking, I'm so stoked. I probably wouldn't do three doubles in a row if I wasn't going to miss a few training sessions the week after next. I'm going to visit my best friend in Florida from February 9 - 13! I can't wait, but I won't be training for a while because of it so I'm getting some hardcore sessions in first.

After the gym I did some laundry and then relaxed for the rest of the day. It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday :)

Here's the grub I ate today!


For breakfast I had a bowl of oats with raisins, coconut, walnuts and cinnamon. Super delicious.


Post workout protein shake! I decided to listen to the suggestions offered by all of you and made a delicious shake out of almond milk, a small banana, a tbsp of almond butter and some Vega chocolate protein powder. It was delicious!


For lunch I had this yummy plate of carrots, stuffed grape leaves, sun dried tomatoes, hummus and some Mary's Gone Crackers in the caraway flavor.


For an afternoon snack I had an orange and the very last of the strawberry scraps from the sandwich cake. So yummy.


Dinner was this gorgeous chopped salad. Mesclun greens, sun dried tomato, carrot and a half of a perfectly ripe, creamy avocado. Super simple but super delicious.

It is really amazing how much good clean food you can actually eat. I feel like I've been eating all day and I'm still a bit short on calories. I'll take care of that when I make some air popped popcorn with sea salt later to snack on while I watch some crappy Sunday night TV :)

I know sometimes it looks like I don't consume enough calories in a day. However, I'll use today as an example. Overall I consumed 1,700 calories today within 6 meals/snacks. That is a lot of food for not a lot of calories. My exercise made my net calorie intake a bit lower than that but still leaves me within a healthy amount for my daily calories. Tomorrow will be a challenge with my double training session but I'll figure it out!

I hope you all have a lovely Sunday evening and that Monday treats you well!



15 comments:

  1. I need to follow your lead and eat more smaller meals throughout the day...I usually do green juice and breakfast, then a fruit snack and nothing until dinner. I'd rather eat more earlier in the day than later.

    Anyway, all the food looks amazing. I love how you toss sun dried tomatoes in your meals so often; adds pizzaz and flavor!

    What do you dress your salad with?

    Enjoy your workout sessions this week!

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    1. It isn't always convenient to do smaller meals but I find that it is what works best for me! I'm like you, I prefer to eat more in the beginning of the day but I find spreading it out has really helped keep my appetite stable.

      I LOVE sun dried tomatoes! The funny thing is I used to hate all thing tomato! I don't know where the change occurred but now I love them. Oops I always forget to write it but I dress my salad with balsamic vinaigrette.

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  2. Some days it doesn't look like you get enough calories but today was not one of those days. It was one of those days we all aspire to. Great job!

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    1. Today really did feel like a good day :)

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  3. Where / what kind of sun dried tomatoes do you purchase? The salad is simply beautiful, almost too lovely to eat! Almost. :)

    So glad you found another winning shake combo! It's like drinking a dessert that's good for you.

    Can't wait to hear about the workouts!

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    1. It is actually funny, I get my sun dried tomatoes from the Asian market close to my house. I used to just get them at my grocery store but they were so expensive! I get a half pound for $2.35 at this market now which is great!

      I think I'm hitting my stride with these smoothies :)

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  4. I get exhausted just reading about your workouts! That's smart to get some intense training in before your trip. I never seem to workout when I'm on vacation.

    I'm interested to see what yummy foods you eat in Florida. It could be a new series: "This Is What I Eat...On Vacation!"

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    1. I can't wait for my trip! We usually go to a few vegan restaurants when I visit and I usually cook a nice meal and dessert for one night. I'll definitely make sure to take pics of everything so I can give a full report when I get back!

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  5. Everything looks great - I'll have to try oatmeal with coconut - it sounds like a nice addition!

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    1. Thanks Jesse! Oatmeal with coconut is so delicious, definitely give it a try!

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  6. Lunch plate looks so neat and well organized, as well as tasty...
    How do you make yr oatmeal? It always looks so good and creamy.

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    1. Lunch was really delicious! My oatmeal used to be dry and clumpy but now that I've started adding my oats to the water first and then bringing it up to a boil together and simmer until it gets to the consistency you like. It's sooooo good!

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  7. Wow what a day! I could eat everything on the pictures here :D

    veganaprade.tumblr.com

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    1. Thanks! And thank you for stopping in :)

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  8. Fruits and veg make such attractive plates, don't they? Your lunch looks very similar to the hummus platter (that I pay money for!) at a Mediterranean restaurant near here.

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