I’ve been photographing a few days of meals back to back now as part of a personal experiment of sorts. The first thing I’ve noticed so far is how positively different my weekday and weekend eats look. Today’s lineup is from a lazy Sunday with a stocked fridge. My favorite!
b-fast: Egg and Veggie Breakfast Burritos
lunch: Hawaiian English Muffin Pizza and Noodle Soup
I’ve been eating this snack plate combo on repeat for a while now. Actually, this snack has been in rotation for a few years now that I think of it! I’m a bit of a habitual snacker, and try to keep junk food out of the house so that I reach for whole foods instead. The grains will vary [pretzels, pita chips, triscuits, crackers] and sometimes I’ll add hummus, but the other elements are always the same: cukes, carrots, and queso. Though the LC peeps actually sent me a bevvy of cheeses to try with my snack plates, the white cheddar was from my own personal stash that I literally have to hide from my husband. It’s my favorite variety and he’s not allowed near it. It pairs well with everything from a pile of veggies, to fancy multi-grain crackers to a good ole bottle glass of wine! I’ve also been known to grab a few out of the fridge and just eat them straight up. It’s a thing.
dinner: Sriracha Seared Scallops [recipe] and Creamed Spinach
So the theme so far with weekend eats? Help around the house + extra time in the kitchen = three substantial homemade meals and even a little snackage. During the week I’m struggling to get 3 a day and find myself experimenting around with weekday intermittent fasting since I’m kind of falling into that pattern anyways. The trick is getting my full daily calorie requirement in two meals during the week. Some days I rock it and other days I’m falling a big short, so I have a lot to work on nutrition-wise as I find my fitness groove as well. The goal is muscle gain and not weight loss, so I have to keep on top of my intake to make sure I’m taking in enough and not falling into the trap of spreading myself so incredibly thin activity-wise and baby-wise that I don’t have time to properly eat. I’ll try to show what a day of eats looks like when I’m really only able to stuff face within an 8 hour window.