What I Ate Wednesday | Tracking Macros

I first tried out the concept of tracking macros last year – Thank you Brittany! – And have been on and off for the last 12 months. After reinjuring my back over the Summer, and seeing the inevitable adjustment to my diet and exercise routines as a result, I realized just how helpful tracking my macros is to ensure I’m consuming enough fuel every day.

When I fall off the macro wagon, I find that I eat less protein and fat, and more sugar. It’s a great way to make sure that I’m being conscious about my dietary choices rather than winging it. And best of all, I feel more satiated and less bloated when I’m tracking.

Since I’m back to tracking every day and really enjoying the results, I thought I’d share a What I Ate Wednesday to show you what kind of foods are fitting into my program.

Early Morning:

While I don’t consider myself an Intermittent Faster, I do tend to have a 14-16 hour fasted period overnight. That’s mostly due to my schedule though, I go to bed early and can’t sleep with a full stomach, so I don’t usually eat after 6pm.

The first thing that I do when I wake up is have a full water bottle. Once I get to work I have an Irish Breakfast Tea, black with no sweeteners, and more water.

9am-10am: Scramble

I’ve been on a meal prepping kick lately and have been making huge batches of veggie scrambles on Sundays to eat for breakfast the whole week.

I use whatever vegetables I have on hand to bulk them up and tend to top them with Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel seasoning or Green Dragon Hot Sauce. I like a little kick.

This week’s scramble included green spinach, cherry tomatoes, yellow peppers, shallots, red onion, garlic, zucchini, yellow squash, and lots of turmeric. I tend to alternate between using eggs and tofu.

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12pm: Smoothie + Oats

I train at 11am so after my workout I make a protein smoothie with plant-based protein. For healthy carbs I’ll either add some oats to my smoothie or if I’m more interested in eating than drinking, I’ll make a little protein oats bowl to go along with the smoothie.

My go-to smoothie combination right now is:

It’s an easy combo and is both delicious and filling. Oat-wise, I’ll either add 1/4 cup to the smoothie to thicken it up, or I’ll mix 1/4-1/2 cup of oats with maca, cinnamon, chia seeds, and maybe scoop of Orgain protein powder. Vanilla of course. 🙂

3pm: Protein Pancakes

I tried making protein cookies last week, but I didn’t find them very satisfying. I really look forward to protein pancakes so it’s a better choice for me.

You can find my favorite recipe here. I’ll usually top with FluffButter or almond butter.

5:45pm: Salad + Veggie Burger

We’ve been having ourselves a bit of heat wave here in San Francisco so I’ve been craving salads and refusing to turn on the stove. {No air conditioning in SF!}

I usually do a variation of this Chopped Vegan Taco Salad because it’s such a great combination of produce, fiber, and protein. I add in extra veggies when I have them or chop up a veggie burger and toss it in.

Dressing hack: When I’m too lazy to make my creamy avocado dressing, I’ll just mix 2 tablespoons of guacamole with an Italian vinaigrette. It’s easy and tasty.

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6pm: Dessert

My go-do dessert lately has been a banana soft serve bowl with powdered peanut butter and a chopped up Vega protein bar. It’s like a healthy sundae. So good.

But if I’m feeling lazy, or have – GASP – run out of bananas, I’ll have caramel rice cakes with Fluffbutter.

Evening:

After dinner I usually have a tea – Either Yerba Buena Tea Co.’s Turmeric tea or a Sleepy Time variety. Plus more water.

Do YOU want to see my healthy sundae recipe? 🙂

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