Let’s Look – 2/9/22

Happy Wednesday! I’m linking up with Shay and Erika to take a look at one part of life. This month I am sharing what I eat in a week.

Over the past year and a half, I have discovered that protein is what makes me feel the best. I need to start and end my day with protein. For a while, I was tracking macros (protein, fats, and carbs) pretty closely. I stopped doing that, but I’m working on getting back to tracking. It’s an extra step in my day but I feel the best and have the most energy when I’m eating balanced macros.

I tend to eat eggs for breakfast. I love these from Trader Joe’s. Jack and Jeff love them, too. I’m certain I could figure out how to make them at home, but the convenience in the morning is wonderful.

I also use this to cook an egg or two. It goes right in the microwave and I love to add veggies and a little cheese to the egg. These eggs are the perfect shape for a bagel sandwich.

My lunch varies the most of all my food. Sometimes I pack leftovers and sometimes I pack a sandwich. Lunch is my favorite meal to eat out but my school schedule makes that tricky most days. Occasionally I’ll run out to Chick-fil-a or a local cafe. I always have fresh fruit in my lunch, usually strawberries, oranges, or grapes. I usually have fresh veggies in my lunch, too. I’ll cut up a bell pepper, cucumber, or carrots.

I’m trying to change up some of our dinner recipes. We have been eating a lot of roasted vegetables. I make a lot of shredded chicken and use it in a variety of recipes – tacos, taquitos, pulled bbq, chicken salad, etc. **Choices are what I call leftovers when we are going to have leftovers more than one day in a row. It’s so strange but no one complains when I call it choices. There tend to be complaints about leftovers, though.**

I try not to eat anything after dinner. I was doing intermittent fasting for a while, but I started taking a new medicine that I need to eat with early in the morning. My eating window has shifted and lengthened a bit, but I still try to finish eating with dinner.

I have a pretty giant sweet tooth. I even had a big candy bar at our wedding reception full of smarties, M&Ms (love you Annie!), pixie stix, orange slices, etc. I love Reese’s peanut butter candy (cups, holiday shapes, take 5, fast break) and probably eat more than I should. It’s all about balance – don’t forget all those fruits and veggies I’m eating at lunch and dinner.

My week in food might be a bit different in a few weeks. We were looking for an air fryer but I wanted one that could cook everything for our family in one batch. Jeff ordered the Ninja Foodi XL 10-in-1 contraption. I am still figuring it out, but I think we’ll use it a bunch once I do.

Most days, I only drink two things. I love Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi! They are my only caffeine source and I have one first thing in the morning and one at lunch. The rest of the day I drink water. I am most successful drinking water out of a big cup with a straw. Something about those straws make me drink so much more! I love Swig 32 ounce tumblers. They keep my ice from melting all day and stay so cold!

I can’t wait to see what everyone else is eating in a week! Hopefully, I’ll find some new ideas to spice up my lunches and dinners. Have a great day full of sunshine and books!

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7 thoughts on “Let’s Look – 2/9/22

  1. scottaew says:

    Great tips! Have you thought about Fairlife chocolate protein shake? I am trying to switch from Premier. That would satisfy that chocolate craving and give you more protein. I’m no expert but I’m trying to get 30-40 g per meal.

  2. Jennibell says:

    I agree with you about drinking water from a big cup! Seriously, once I found out that I prefer using a straw, my water consumption skyrocketed. So weird, I know. I don’t like to drive my son’s car b/c the cup holders don’t fit my cup :/. True story: when we were purchasing a car for me several years ago my husband was insistent that I make sure my cup “fit”. But, like you with protein, if you know what “works” for you then keep doing it, right?
    I’m going to pick up some of those TJ egg breakfast things for sure!

  3. Gale says:

    Enjoyed your post! That microwave egg thingy looks interesting. I do make bagel sandwiches for breakfast sometimes, and right now I’m using a silicone ring in the pan, but I have to press it down the first several seconds, or the egg will run out underneath it. May have to give this thingy a try!

  4. Joanne says:

    I’ve been cooking up a crustless quiche or frittata on weekends for a quick and easy breakfast of eggs packed with veggies (and sometimes potatoes). It’s not my favorite as I don’t really like eggs but they do fill me up all the way until lunch! I too find protein is really important in my diet and load up on fruits and veggies while trying to tamp down that sweet tooth.

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