What I Ate Wednesday – April 16 2014

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!
Egg and Veggie Breakfast Burrito
b-fast: Egg and Veggie Breakfast Burritos
Hawaiian English Muffin Pizza and Soup
lunch: Hawaiian English Muffin Pizza and Noodle Soup
The Laughing Cow White Cheddar Snack Plate
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.
Sriracha Scallops
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.
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  • Same here! I have to pig out! I want muscle so badly!

  • Brittany @ A Life Worth Living

    Oh man I hear you! My goal has been to gain muscle, not lose weight. I’m actually trying to gain weight and I have to really watch my calorie intake so I don’t drop too low!

  • kareynuttyabouthealth

    The intermittent fasting has been quite popular lately… curious to see how it works for you! Fabulous looking eats as always! 🙂

  • Those scallops look amazing! I need to try them. I can relate to your struggle with the food intake and calories. That’s a daily struggle for me too. I’ve tried to keep my protein and carbs equal each day as well. I’ve noticed a big difference in my energy by doing this.

  • Marisa Bateman

    Those scallops look INCREDIBLE. I wish my income supported my obsession with them. I love the idea of searing them with sriracha!

  • Challenge Mantra

    Those seared scallops <3 My husband also does scrambled egg burritos in the morning!

  • Ok, wowza everything in your post looks good. And I’m glad you got to get in a full Sunday of yummy meals and eats, since your weekdays have been much more hectic!

  • Becky@TheSavedRunner

    I have never cooked scallops but your dinner picture makes me want to try!

  • I totally love what you did here! I just recently decided to compare my weekend eats and weekday eats and weekend eats are much more home cooked and quite frankly just looked more delicious haha!

  • Sprint2theTable

    I posted today about how my diet is a jungle gym too! It’s weird to get the hang of it, but – like everything else – I’m sure it will become habit!

    Need to try your scallops. I’m obsessed lately!

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