The last few weeks have been a little crazy due to some events in my personal life, but I have still tried to work hard to eat well and maintain a healthy diet. This past weekend I still found the time to food prep even on time-crunched days, and I am so glad I did!
I thought that I would share with you some of my typical workweek staples so that you can get a better idea of what I eat and how it can be incorporated into your busy life if it is appealing to you. I alternate dinner depending on what I am in the mood for and what works with my schedule that week. So today I will mostly share my breakfast, lunch and snacks.
Snack 1: Peanut Butter Toast and a Banana
Before a morning run or barre class I will make a slice of toast and coat it with a light layer of peanut butter. I have found that this is the perfect sized snack before a workout and that it doesn’t mess with my stomach. I used to eat a banana before a run and my stomach would always cramp and hurt, so it is just a matter of trying new things until you see what works.
I eat the banana after I get ready for work while I am walking to the train. It ties me over until I get to the office and make myself breakfast.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Almond Butter and Berries
I bring all the ingredients for a yummy and pro
tein-packed morning oatmeal to work and mix it up there. It is delicious and helps me start my day off right. I like to add whatever berries I am craving that week such as strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries.
Snack 2: Lightly Salted Almonds
Usually around 11 a.m. I get hungry and will reach into my snack drawer and grab a handful of lightly salted almonds. I always count them out to make sure I am not going over the serving size.
Lunch: Salad with Turkey Burger Patties, Spinach, Tomatoes, Croutons, and Honey Balsamic Dressing
On Sundays I typically prep the turkey burger meat for these salads, but sometimes it varies. This week I did chicken burger patties and one day I did black bean burger patties. I love all of these protein options and buy lean meats to keep the salad healthy.
My salad is large, and by large I mean huge! I get three servings of veggies from this salad so I stay full after eating. The croutons are my little treat and I love the texture they add to the salad.
Snack 3: Nectarine or Carrots and Hummus
Depending what I have on hand and what I am in the mood for I typically have either a piece of fruit or carrots and hummus as an afternoon snack. They both satisfy my hunger cravings and keep my waistline happier than if I ate the brownies that always appear at work.
So that is my workday eating routine! Some days a piece of chocolate sneaks in there or some things get swapped out, but most weeks it is the same. I love to eat well at work because it keeps my energy up and makes me feel better.