What I Ate Today – 8/7/18

What I Ate Today - 8/7/18

What I Ate Today - 8/7/18

After using Instagram’s “question” feature on Stories, I discovered that a lot of you wanted me to bring back my What I Ate Today series!

In this series, I basically show you what I ate the day before the post goes live. So, for today’s post, it’s what I ate yesterday, Tuesday, August 7th, 2018.

Riveting, I know – but it’s my most requested type of post, so here goes!

What I Ate Today

Pre-workout

Lately, I’ve been on a Perfectbar kick – it’s just SO filling and energizes me before a morning workout (I’ve been trying to stay consistent with an 8:30am workout time during the week.) I’m really into the Coconut Peanut Butter, Almond Coconut, and Blueberry Cashew. I have HALF of a bar before my workout and then when I’m done working out, showered and dressed for the day, I have the other half.

And of course, I always drink coffee in the morning! One cup a day!

What I Ate Today - 8/7/18

Late breakfast

Around 10:30am, I’ll make a smoothie. Just something to hold me over before lunch. My green smoothies lately are:

  • 2 big handfuls of spinach
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon Vital Proteins Marine Collagen
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter

I top them with about a serving of some Smart Bran or Purely Elizabeth granola. Yesterday I had it with granola – here’s a photo of me about a month ago with the EXACT same smoothie (I forgot to take a photo of my smoothie yesterday.)

What I Ate Today + Postpartum Fitness Journey

Lunch

Today’s lunch was leftovers from Luca’s uneaten meals, haha. I dumped everything into a skillet, cooked it until warm, and then drizzled with some tahini. This bowl meal consisted of broccoli, sweet potato, chicken sausage, lentils, and that tahini drizzle (it’s just literally creamy tahini.)

What I Ate Today + Postpartum Fitness Journey

Snack

GGs! If you guys read my post on fiber, you know I’ve been on a fiber kick lately (it’s helped me slim down a bit and feel fuller and more energized, longer.) I topped four of these GG crackers with almond butter and some raspberries (more fiber!)

What I Ate Today + Postpartum Fitness Journey

Dinner

I made a vegetarian version of the Bell Pepper Taco Skillet from my second cookbook, Inspiralize Everything! Topped it with avocado!

Dessert

I’m really focusing on my diet lately, so trying my hardest to avoid sugar (my chocolate cravings are REAL) and any processed snacks. So, I had a bowl of grapes (about 1 cup)!

And that’s what I ate yesterday, August 7th! Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see these every Wednesday, if they’re helpful for those of you looking for daily eats inspiration!

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20 comments

Patti Reed says:
I love this. Too bad you couldn't do it everyday!
sarah says:
I've missed these!! Wish you could do them daily!
Debbie Boles says:
Yes! Please continue these. Don't know why it helps but it keeps me interested and in check of my own daily diet.
Sandi says:
I loved your fiber post as I've also been trying to increase my fiber intake since going low-carb (which has been a challenge, needless to say). I know this is going to be hard to believe, but I've never made a smoothie, but I've been thinking about trying them since you mentioned them in your fiber post. Is this Vital Proteins Marine Collagen you linked to in this post the same as the protein powder you mentioned for your smoothie in the fiber post? If so, can you tell me why you use it? It looks like people talk about it more for collagen than for protein, and I can't find an ingredient list on the Amazon link. Have you ever had a smoothie without protein powder? Thanks for any info you can offer!
Christine says:
I also focus on fiber. I’m not a fan of protein powder, but I use PB2 for fiber and protein in smoothies. Cocoa powder also has fiber. I use milk, frozen banana, cocoa powder, PB2, and Benefiber. Yummy and about 8 grams of fiber
Debbi Herman says:
Sandi-I am on the high fiber band wagon with Ali. If you want a high fiber protein powder, I’m going to recommend Bobs Red Mill. 12 grams of fiber for two scoops. Ali love what you ate today’s.
Judy Rahe says:
Yes they’re great!! Always need ideas!
Clarita says:
I love reading your posts; they serve as my inspiration to eat healthier. Thank you.
Emily says:
Yes! They are my favorite.
Anonymous says:
So love these posts and find them super inspiring. Please keep them coming. x
Hillary Gras says:
These are so fun - thinking I need to grab some grapes at the store... been having a bad habit of grabbing squares of chocolate..whoops. But come on... lake Champlain honey habanero chocolate is just too good to pass up!!! Love these posts! And videos :)
Kari says:
Love these! Please do them as often as you can!
Hannah says:
Yessss!!!! So glad these posts are back!!!!!
Debra says:
Glad you are doing these post again. They are great. It gives us all new ideas on what to try and helps us discover new foods. Thanks Ali.
Nyssa says:
I want to make good smoothies- but they never seem to turn out right for me. You don’t add any sort of liquid to yours? Just the items listed? Thanks!
Anonymous says:
Love these! Help normalise what women around the world eat and they are great inspiration
diane keller says:
Please continue this! it helps motivate and give ideas! Thank you!
Gin says:
Thank you for the post on what your eating Please continue
Janet says:
Yes! Love these posts!

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