Recent Eats

It’s been quite some time since I shared some recent eats with you, so I’ve been making a conscious effort to snap pictures of meals and snacks lately to share here.

Protein smoothie: this time I decided to try adding spinach and flax seed to my regular frozen mixed berry, almond milk & chocolate protein powder.  It was okay, but I haven’t included those two ingredients since.

I try to pack my lunch everyday, but sometimes I get lazy or just don’t make the time and this was one of those days.  I usually opt for a tuna or salmon wrap on a whole wheat tortilla with veggies and tons of olives but they were out of whole wheat wraps.  I decided to get the special, which was a chicken souvlaki pita with Greek salad.  I omitted the pita (white bread) and had a lettuce wrap instead.

My breakfast, every morning at work: rolled oats, thawed berries, a heaping amount of cinnamon (to make up for no sugar), flax & chia seeds and of course, a peppermint tea. 

This was a spinach salad I made for myself with left over pulled pork from a slow cooker meal I had made for dinner.  In the salad is spinach, grape tomatoes, broccoli & pulled pork.  I always try to drink tons of water throughout the day and with my lunch.

Dinner at home one night I grilled a chicken breast with Montreal Chicken Spice on my panini press and served it on a bed of coleslaw that I mixed with a small amount of Caesar dressing and hot sauce.

Lunch out one day at Nando’s; I love to get the chicken on a pita, but they too were out of whole wheat pitas so I opted for a whole wheat tortilla wrap instead with coleslaw.

A super lazy, and basic meal for one, but I didn’t feel like cooking so I baked some chicken with paprika and pepper, then sliced up raw zucchini and had it with hummus.

I had a friend come over for wine one evening so I did up a small cheese plate for us with brie and marble cheese, some brown rice Triscut crackers & red grapes.

Since switching over to Almond milk almost a year ago, I haven’t looked back.  The other day while shopping I came across Almond-Coconut milk, and while it’s twice the calories as the unsweetened stuff I normally drink, I decided to try it since it was on sale.  It was amazing and I’m a huge coconut lover so this was like a treat everyday when I got home from work.

Out to lunch with Sarah on a Friday at Chances R and I had the chicken souvlaki on a bed of brown and wild rice with a Greek style salad (I used 1/3 of the dressing).

I don’t mind cooking, but for one person it can be a little cumbersome.  I kept it basic for dinner this night with some grilled red onion, green pepper and ground chicken.  I poured it over some quinoa, put some hot sauce on it and had half an avocado on the side.

My berry protein smoothie; this is my go-to evening snack lately instead of ice cream or a chocolate treat (that said, I’m gorging on Peanut Butter ice cream as I type this).

Left overs for lunch at work: home-made spaghetti with zucchini, celery and mushrooms on whole wheat pasta.

Dinner last night: pulled chicken salad on romaine with strawberries, pumpkin seeds, avocado & dried cranberries

I wasn’t kidding about the ice cream (straight from the tub too, how sinful!)–but hey, we all need treats every now and again.

I’d love to hear some quick, healthy meals you’re using for dinners; I’m always looking for new ways to mix things up so please share below if you’d like.

Have a great weekend!

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