Hi friends! How’s the day treating ya? Things have been pretty crazy over here. Anyone else feel like January has lasted forever? We have a cruise booked for next month and I’m really looking forward to some vacation time together. The Pilot gets real vacation time (whaaaaat) so that’s going to be crazy and amazing. 

For today’s post, I thought I’d share a What I Ate Wednesday, since I received quite a few requests for these and more everyday eats in my annual survey. Here’s a recent full day of eats!

6:40am: I’m done making the girls’ breakfast (waffles, eggs, and fruit), so I heat up the coffeemaker and eat two Enjoy Life protein balls before heading upstairs to finish getting ready.

Collegen coffee before heading out the door! Decaf coffee with 1 scoop Vital Proteins, oat milk, and 5 drops of monk fruit

9:10: Back home from drop-off and time for real breakfast. I’ve been on a breakfast salad kick and it makes it super easy if we have a large salad with dinner. I save the leftovers, add protein, dressing, and eat. This is a leftover dinner salad with greens, cucumber, celery, and carrots, and I add a sautéed Beyond Meat sausage, Primale Kitchen dressing, and some toast on the side.

The Trader Joe’s gluten-free whole grain toast is good but the pieces are super small. I have two slices with Miyoko’s vegan cream cheese and everything but the bagel seasoning.

80 supplements with breakfast:

(DIM, adaptogen blend, B-complex, Vitamin C, Selenium, Vitamin D and MitoQ)

While the girls are at school, I hop on the Peloton bike for 45 minutes, record a podcast interview, tweak my post for the following day, answer emails, and host a Beautycounter team call.  

1:30: I have the head back out to pick up the girls soon, so I make a quick lunch with curry chickpea salad wraps and an orange. The recipe is here! I’ve been making a batch each week and it’s perfect for three lunches. 

I have the wraps on Siete tortillas with spinach and make a matcha latte to take with me for pickup.

(Half water, half almond milk, 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder, 1 scoop collagen, monk fruit) 

We have to go straight from school pickup to dance, so I grab two medjool dates to have at some point while we’re out and about, stuffed with almond butter.

6:45: Dinner! I make some shrimp curry, and rice in the Instant pot. The shrimp curry cooked on the stovetop with onion, zucchini, bell pepper, carrots, garlic, ginger and chicken broth. I stirred in some red curry paste and after it bubbled and started to simmer, I added in some defrosted shrimp. When the shrimp was cooked through, I stirred in a can of coconut milk. 

8:45: a glass of wine while watching The Bachelor. I stopped drinking alcohol for Dry January but to be honest, it didn’t last very long. I have maybe 1-2 drinks per week (usually a glass of wine at home and a margarita when we go out with the fam for Taco Tuesday) and in the end, decided I didn’t want to give it up. It makes Bachelor time even more enjoyable.

(This is so real lol)

What I liked about this day of eats:

I feel like it was a pretty solid day! Lots of fresh produce, protein, and I didn’t feel hangry throughout the day. Something I could have done better would be to drink more water. I’ve found that I’ve been slacking a bit on the water intake. 

What I didn’t like about this day of eats:

No chocolate. This is always a fail when this happens. 

Tell me, friends: what’s one of your favorite current meal staples?? What’s the best thing you ate yesterday?



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  1. Maria on January 22, 2020 at 9:09 am

    What does the monk fruit do for you?

    • Fitnessista on January 22, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      it’s a sweetener. i like it because it’s less bitter than stevia

  2. Randi on January 22, 2020 at 9:09 am

    thanks for sharing! real and relatable. Curious about maybe a “What L & P at in a Day”? You’ve mentioned you eat after they get to school, and you grabbed a snack because you were heading straight to dance so, as a fellow mom here, what do you do for those quick and on-the-go meals? I’m sure it’s very realistic and I’m also sure you make an effort to keep your girls veggie loaded and healthy too. Just an idea I’d love to see. Thanks, as always, for sharing your life and pasiion for real healthy living.

    • Fitnessista on January 22, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      yes, i could absolutely do that! <3

  3. Sarah Jane on January 22, 2020 at 9:31 am

    The best thing I ate yesterday was a freezer egg sandwich that I prepped over the weekend (recipe from Pinch of Yum, so so yummy and great for the crazy weekday mornings)

    • Fitnessista on January 22, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      YUM such a good idea for meal prep!

  4. Kristen Coia on January 22, 2020 at 9:52 am

    I was in a lunch rut, so I made this: https://www.traderjoes.com/recipes/lunch/1-minute-lentil-salad

    So easy and made a ton!

    • Fitnessista on January 22, 2020 at 12:46 pm

      can’t wait to try that- thank you!

  5. Stephanie Woods on January 22, 2020 at 10:41 am

    The best thing I ate yesterday was some strawberries and Trader Joe’s coconut whipped cream after the kids went to bed. That’s saying something bc I had a sweet tooth yesterday and ate a cookie and cookie/brownie bite in the afternoon with my coffee. But the strawberries and cream were so refreshing and a little sweet treat at the end of the day!

    • Fitnessista on January 22, 2020 at 12:46 pm

      ahhh that sounds so good!

  6. Maria on January 23, 2020 at 10:29 am

    I also love TJ’s GF multigrain bread but agree that it’s so small! I put the Miyokos on it too and add the everything but the bagel smoked salmon (soooo good!). The Miyokos cream cheese took me a bit of getting used to, but I now I like it. 🙂

  7. Jennifer on January 23, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    I never tried doing a dry January thing (other than no drinking when pregnant XD) and I don’t feel the need since I don’t drink much. My uncle was planning a party for my Grandma’s 90th and was like “Should I get three bottles of wine per person?!” and all my sisters were like “Um… no, maybe more like 3 glasses/bottles of beer per person!” haha I try not drink more than 3 drinks for parties and such, if I am feeling crazy.

  8. Jenn on January 23, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    I had a really great salad! I love putting roasted sweet potatoes on there – really makes a difference!

    Also, are the protein balls you showed one of your recipes or store-bought? If yours, could you please link the recipe? Thank you!

    • Fitnessista on January 25, 2020 at 5:58 pm

      they’re store bought! i get them from trader joe’s – the brand is enjoy life

  9. Laura on January 25, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    I would feel the same way about dry January. Totally not worth it!

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