What I Ate Wednesday: Working from Home

What I Ate WednesdaySecond only to “what’s your weekly workout schedule?” (see yesterday’s post), the question I get asked most frequently is about my diet. I don’t think of myself has having a particular diet—I just try to make healthy choices each day. In general though, I don’t eat much meat or dairy, and I limit gluten when I can. Nothing is totally “off limits” though.

To give you a better idea of what a day of eating looks like for me, and so that I can join in on the What I Ate Wednesday link-up with fellow bloggers, I’m going to do a food diary-esque post from time to time—not every week, but I’ll aim for once a month. Today’s documents a day I worked from home, but I’ll switch it up and do weekend days, travel days, etc.

I should mention that this is an abnormally healthy day for working from home–usually, working from home = continuous snacking (my preferred method of procrastination). Maybe because I was extra focused on my work, maybe because this blog post was in the back of my mind–whatever the reason, I really kept it clean.

6:30AM Green Juice

Green juice recipeI like to start most days off with a juice. For today’s I juiced:

  • ½ bunch kale
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1” ginger root
  • 1 green apple
  • 4 stalks celery
  • ½ cucumber

I enjoyed it while getting some morning work done on the blog. Not my ideal definition of drinking on the job—but I’ll take it.Green juice recipe

8AM Acai Bowl

I posted the recipe for this green acai bowl almost a year ago—it’s still one of my favorite breakfast recipes. The awesome folks over at KIND sent me a bag of their Honey Clusters & Coconut granola, which was perfect for topping off this acai bowl. The next day I devoured the entire rest of the bag, if that’s any indication of how delicious the granola was. 🙂green acai bowl with KIND granolagreen acai bowl

12:30PM Roasted Butternut Squash Spinach Salad

I put together this super simple salad with random veggies I had in the refrigerator. I tossed some spinach in a little balsamic vinagrette and topped with a chopped tomato, ½ an avocado, some roasted butternut squash and a sprinkle of crumbled goat cheese. Delicious!Roasted butternut squash spinach salad

For the squash, I just tossed some peeled chunks in olive oil, lay them out on a baking pan, sprinkled them with pepper, and baked for 20 mins at 400 degrees, flipping them over halfway through.

5:30PM Veggie Stirfry

Veggie & Bean Stirfry topped with Avocado

I’m an early-bird-special kind of girl when it comes to dinner—5PM rolls around and I’m starving.

It’s a little boring, but this is my go-to dinner when I’m feeling too lazy to spend a bunch of time preparing a creative meal. I just toss a bunch of chopped veggies into a pan with coconut oil, a clove of garlic (minced) and dash of pepper over medium-low heat, mixing frequently. When the veggies are just about done (soft), I mix in half a can of kidney beans, cook for a few more minutes, then dump it all in a bowl and top with half an avocado. If I’m extra hungry, I’ll serve it over quinoa, but most of the time just the veggies and beans fill me up.

Veggie & Bean Stirfry topped with Avocado

For tonight’s, I used:

  • Butternut squash
  • Broccoli
  • Bell pepper
  • Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • ½ can kidney beans
  • ½ an avocado
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Dash of pepper

8PM Pecan Pumpkin Pie Bites

I still had some of the pecan pumpkin pie bites I blogged about last week in the fridge, so I snacked on two as a faux dessert (they’re not really unhealthy at all, so I guess they’re not technically a dessert).

Pecan pumpkin pie bitesAnd there you have it: a day in the life of my stomach.

What’s your go-to easy dinner?


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  1. That roasted butternut squash looks great! How come the salads I bring to work don’t end up looking this good? lol

    -Elise @ 9toFit.com

  2. Looks like a delicious day to me! I should really put in the effort to juice before work in the morning since I’m starving by the time I roll in.

  3. Juicing right when you get up makes a lot of sense…now if only I could convince myself to get up and juice before my workout!

  4. OMG that salad looks so good! YUM! I love squash it’s so versatile!

  5. So much lovely colourful food! This puts my day to shame 😛

  6. So much green in your diet today! That salad looks amazing! I’m asking for a juicer for Christmas so I can get some more veggies in during the day.

  7. My go to dinners are similar. I saute up some veggies (usually onion, cabbage, carrots and bell peppers are the norm) and then mix in some tomato paste with it at the end. I usually will have it with some sort of protein, either chicken or turkey… so easy!

  8. I have the worst time staying off the snack train when I’m at home for the day. You did a great job. The juice looks amazing and was my favorite idea you posted. Thanks!

  9. My salads never look this good and stir fry looks like a photo that came out of a cooking magazine 🙂

  10. So much green 🙂 Looks great! Love the veggie stir fry and pumpkin bites! Looks incredibly good!

  11. I eat the same easy dinner that you do most nights! Best part is that it is delicious, besides being easy and a no brainer.

  12. I love these kinds of posts! I’ve been thinking about doing something like this on my blog. Your meals all look so colourful and tasty. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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