The WIAW posts I’ve done in the past have all been days when I’ve worked from home—or at least close enough to home that I was easily able to cook/prepare the majority of my meals in my own kitchen. While it certainly makes it easier to eat healthy and produce prettily photographed dishes for the blog, most people (including myself) don’t have the luxury of that convenience every day.
Today’s WIAW post documents last Thursday—a busy teaching day for me where I wasn’t home until late that night.
(5:30AM) Honey Almond Whole Food Energy Bar
I usually sleep at my boyfriend’s place the night before my 6AM Btone classes because he lives down the street from the studio, and saying he has nothing to eat in his apartment is the understatement of the century. Luckily, I had thought ahead and packed a Honey Almond Whole Food Energy Bar, so I munched on that before teaching my early morning classes.
Clean, Lean & Sexy sent me some of their products to try, and I am now a huge fan of these energy bars. The ingredient list is beautiful—nothing you can’t pronounce; just real foods. The Honey Almond one contains dates, almonds, white raisins, organic honey and almond butter—delish!
(8:30AM) Green Juice from Jugos
On my way walking back from Btone, I stopped to get a green juice from Jugos. Honestly, I don’t usually buy their juice because they don’t use organic produce (plus I have my own juicer at home—much cheaper!), but I’m no Gwyneth Paltrow—inorganic juice once in a while isn’t going to kill me.
I got the Roots N Riddim which contains lucuma (a subtropical fruit grown in Peru), wheatgrass, parsley, mint, cilantro, green apple and pineapple. It was delicious!
(9:30AM) Eggs & Fruit at Trident Café
I decided to spend the morning working at Trident, an awesome bookstore/café in the Back Bay that has free Wi-Fi. I snagged a table on the second floor by the windows overlooking Newbury Street, and ordered two over-medium eggs with whole wheat toast and a side of fruit to munch on while I worked/people-watched.
(2:30PM) Guacamole Greens Salad from Sweetgreen
I finished up working at Trident around 1 and went for a run around the Charles River before walking to Sweetgreen to grab a salad for lunch. Usually I always try their seasonal salad (the April Boston one looks delicious!), but I went with the Guacamole Greens, swapping out chicken for chickpeas.
After lunch it was time to drive out to Sudbury to teach four classes at one of the other Btone locations (I was subbing for another instructor—usually I’m just in Boston).
(8PM) Avocado Pesto Spaghetti Squash
Holy sh*t did I regret not bringing a snack with me to Btone—I was starving by the time I finally got back home to Southie. I had some avocado pesto (recipe here) in the fridge and half of a spaghetti squash I had cooked the night before (instructions for cooking spaghetti squash here), so I reheated the squash and stirred in a generous amount of pesto for a quick, yummy dinner. I mean, I think it was yummy—I ate it so fast I could hardly even taste it.
So there you have it–eating healthy on busy days away from home when you have to buy most of your meals on the go. Not as easy as working 10 feet from your kitchen, but still possible!