Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What I eat.

Another break from the alphabet to talk about food.

Every week, I get at least two messages asking me what I eat. I feel a little weird writing about this, but ok.

Here you go. Here is a snapshot of what I eat. At the end of the post, I talk about how I make it all happen.

A few things you should know:

I primarily eat organic and pasture raised. Not always. Whenever possible.

I am training ~12 hours a week now. This snapshot is from a day that I trained for 2 hours.

Immediately upon waking up:
1 BiPro protein water

Within an hour of waking up, Breakfast:
Egg sandwhich:
1 egg
1 slice of cheese
a ton of kale
1 slice of Golden age boule bread (1 slice is HUGE)
Half and half for coffee
1 piece or one cup of fruit (whatever is in season)

This breakfast (and the Bipro) is roughly 551 calories. I don't count calories. This is to give you an idea of how my day goes.

Second breakfast:
This depends on my training schedule. I have a number of smoothies that I drink when I need something fast or that I need to bring in my car on the way to swim.

On days I swim:
Pina colada smoothie with paleo pure egg white protein powder.
The smoothie consists of:
.5 c pineapple
.25 c of shredded unsweetened coconut
juice from either 1/4 or 1/2 a lime.
1 tsp of maple syrup
1 scoop of paleo pure protein powder
.5c full fat coconut milk

The smoothie has ~320 calories

On days I don't swim, I have a regular meal:
Chipotle seasoned chicken
roasted sweet potatoes
1 fruit

~365 calories

Ground turkey tacos
small corn tortillas, ground turkey, hot pico (tomatoes, onions, etc.)
1 fruit

Afternoon tea:
Turkey chili
1 fruit
mixed nuts

~585 calories


Ground turkey burger seasonsed with shredded zucchini, garlic powder, ginger & tumeric
1 slice of cheese
I put it on top of a bed of power greens (kale, spinach, arugula, etc. It's one of those premixed bags).
Sweet potatoes

384 calories

Bedtime snack:
Chicken lettuce wraps. Seasoned chicken in bib lettuce.
150 calories.

I know what you're thinking, "I don't have time to cook all that".

Neither do I.

I present you with:
How I make these meals happen.

Sundays are prep days. I cook all sweet potatoes on Sunday. Then, I easily have it to just heat up.
Chili or soups (which I make a lot) are great for separating into individual portions. (I make soups like turkey meatball soup or other types of meatball meals.)

Some stores sell pre-cooked seasoned chicken breast. If it's available, I pick it up. Otherwise, make the chicken on Sunday also. A quick maranade is tabasco & lime juice. That's my go to seasoning, but you can use anything really. Experiment.

I pre-chop veggies on Sundays, so they are ready to go. (Kale is chopped and ready each morning. Broccoli, also....or use frozen).

I also keep deli turkey on hand and make sandwiches. It's a really fast meal when I'm crazy hungry.

I also make no sugar, protein muffins which are so delicious. I bake on Sunday and freeze them for the week.

During the week, when I make turkey burgers, I make extra. Then, I have those in the fridge for when I need a quick meal.

There you go. There's nothing magical about what I eat.