Daily Diet: Workday Eats

Fridge full of meal prep foods, health eating

Meal Preppin‘ for the Win

Happy Wednesday! How’s your week going?

I thought I’d share a little sample of what my meals have looked like lately. This installment includes tons of veggiesfruitsgrains, and fish!

The man is so good at packing lunches and planning meals, and I’m really loving the routine. It’s economical and sets you up for success (except for outlier-days like Burrito-gate).

Take a look!

Eggs and spinach and bread for breakfast


6:45 am

Our early-morning breaking of the fast usually looks a lot like the above photo, with only a few variations. We are both such fans of eggs, veggies, and bread in the morning that not much ever sounds better. I could eat just this one meal (with Cholula, of course) for the rest of my life and be perfectly happy (as long as there was wine at night).

Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate

We’ve also been trying out this Great Lakes Collagen Hydolysate stuff in our coffee (a great recommendation from Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers). It barely has any taste. The description is that it tastes slightly like you put a small spoon of nondairy creamer into your coffee (we drink it black). If you put creamer in your coffee then I’m sure you won’t even detect this stuff!

Once we’ve eaten breakfast, inhaled our coffee, and done some morning reading, the man goes off to teach our future generations about history and psychology, and I stick around to blog a little more before heading to work. We make sure our lunches are prepared and packed the night before to make mornings as easy as possible.

Packing healthy easy lunches, strawberry and blueberry salad

Morning Snack

10:00 am

This week one of our snacks on the menu is a berry salad. I’m a big fan of fruit salads, even if it’s as simple as this duo, strawberries and blueberries.

Delicious, easy healthy lunch ideas, roasted sweet potato, feta cheese, arugula, and quinoa salad


12:00 pm

This salad idea came from Nick’s sister Ava! It’s delicious and easy:

  • arugula
  • quinoa
  • roasted sweet potato cubes
  • feta cheese

Delicious and different from our typical salads.

Grocery haul, meal prep, fitness, food, healthy eating

Afternoon Snack

3:00 pm

After lunch I eat ALL OF THESE THINGS! Ha, I wish. Here’s a photo I snapped after our Sprouts grocery haulBananas and fig bars are popular snacks these days (and Justin’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups are a must-have for post-dinner treats).

I like my afternoon snack to be extra-starchy, especially if I’m running after work and need an extra energy boost.

Poached salmon, bok choy and white rice, savory and healthy recipe


7:00 pm

Dinner is either leftover salmon (from this Poached Salmon + Bok Choy recipe) or Mixed Mushroom & Spinach Lasagna.

Chocolate protein cake in a mug from Women's Running Magazine


8:00 pm

This week we tested a recipe for a Chocolate Protein Mug Cake crafted by Running on Veggies and written for Women’s Running magazine (one of my new favorite online resources). You can see the recipe here.

PLEASE NOTE: You absolutely MUST use a LOT of chocolate chips mixed into it thoroughly. And you must microwave at least double if not triple the time it calls for. Once we realized these necessary tweaks, it went from “gross!” to “yeah, this is good.” OH: We added liberal amounts of all-natural peanut butter on top.

And that’s about it!

What are you eating this week?

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