What I Ate Wednesday – The New Normal

Hiya–happy hump day, friends!  Thankfully, this week seems to be flying by—I can’t wait for Saturday’s indoor triathlon!



This Downton Abbey hipster meme cracks me up!  Not related to this post at all, but I know some of you are obsessed with the show like me.

Anyway, I’m linking up with Jenn at Peas and Crayons today for What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW).


The blog has lacked food pictures lately, so I figured there’s no time like the present to reintroduce meal photography.  Here we go!

Pre-workout Fuel – 5:30 a.m.

Should I even say that 5:30 a.m. is a late morning for me?  Nope?  OK—moving on.


This is what I eat before every morning workout:  half of a Kashi granola bar, one cup of coffee (with almond milk), and a ton of water.  The run itself didn’t go so great–after Monday’s a.m. team run and a 45-minute p.m. spin on the indoor bike trainer, my legs were spent.  Guess that’s why you need a recovery week, right?

Breakfast – 7:30 a.m.

Standard spinach and egg white breakfast sandwich on Udi’s Gluten-Free Whole Grain Bread.


With another cup of coffee and lots of water.

Lunch – 12:40 p.m.

Spicy black bean quinoa topped with avocado, plus some carrots.


I could eat this quinoa every single day and never get sick of it!

Mid-Afternoon Snacks – 3:30 p.m.

One of my coworkers was eating something crunchy, which triggered a craving for something similar.


I snacked on some almonds to keep hunger at bay, and a little while later, I ate a vanilla Chobani.


Love this stuff!

Dinner – 7:15 p.m.

No surprise here—baked salmon with roasted veggies and sweet potatoes.


Since I meal prep on Sundays, the fish just had to bake for 20 minutes, and the sides went in the microwave.  Easy peasy.


Huzzah!  Frozen grapes for dessert!

What are some of your go-to healthy snacks?

22 responses to “What I Ate Wednesday – The New Normal

  1. Btw I head uncle Ben is coming out with a quinoa brown rice blend…holy crap 😉

  2. It has been far too long since I had some frozen grapes 🙂 I need to fix that!

  3. Almonds and Chobani, some of my favorite snacks too! I love the vanilla Chobani with strawberries and sometimes a little chocolate syrup, it’s like a healthy sundae!

  4. You are my new inspiration eating dinner so late LOL. But I suppose most people aren’t crawling into bed at 9pm either. Everything looks really good!

    • I don’t get out of work until 6p, which means I’m home around 6:30 p.m.–that’s also my favorite time to eat dinner. The earlier, the better for me because I can’t sleep if my tummy’s digesting. 😉 And I’m right there with you in terms of the early bedtime–9:30p is late for me!

  5. What a lovely, wholesome day! That quinoa looks so delish 🙂

    • The quinoa makes me look forward to lunch. Not that I don’t get excited about food anyway, but it makes me super excited. 🙂

  6. well I am sure glad to see those grapes, your name stands true

  7. It’s funny how our tastes change as we learn how to be healthy and appreciate it… don’t get me wrong I still drool a little when I see a big greasy pizza/burger, but all your meals and snacks look SO GOOD! Great job on eating clean!

  8. MM, almonds and chobani! Some of my favorites 🙂

  9. Apples (of course) are a favorite snack!

  10. I had an apple today! 🙂

  11. My go-to healthy snack is cheddar cheese with an apple, or homemade protein bars or greek yogurt.

  12. Frozen grapes! They’re so good. Like mini popsicles. And I got Udi’s GF bread and it’s FANTASTIC. Wow.

    Almonds are definitely one of my go-to snacks and I also like KIND Bars or Lara Bars when I need something packaged.

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