What I Ate Wednesday 11/4/15

In an effort to show you all more of what I eat as a primarily plant-based, active adult, I'm starting a new series here on the blog - "What I Ate Wednesday."  Each Wednesday I'll snap a picture of everything I eat and post the pictures plus descriptions here on the blog.  I'll share helpful information on what I'm eating and why. 

PLEASE, please, please do not think that your food choices should directly mirror mine - we are all different and what works for my body may not work for your body, and vice versa.  I'm still figuring out what works best for me and guess what?  It's changing all the time.  I'm simply sharing my choices with the hopes to give you more ideas when it comes to plant based foods and meals. Want some help in finding what works best for your body? Schedule a complementary strategy session with me!

Here's what I ate this Wednesday: 

Upon waking: Room temperature water. Then Yerba Mate tea with a little coconut oil stirred in (for an easy energy boost before breakfast!) Quick tip: I leave a BIG mason jar filled with water on my nightstand so I have NO excuse not to drink water right when I wake up. 

Breakfast: Green Dream Smoothie topped with bee pollen, goji berries, and cacao nibs. Are you wondering what all these toppings are? Check out this video. 

Lunch: Roasted kabocha squash, sautéed baby kale with garlic and olive oil, tempeh, and homemade sauerkraut. I've been obsessed with this lunch lately and have been eating some variation of it almost every day! So, so good. PS. If you haven't tried kabocha squash, do it!! It's similar to a sweet potato, but heartier. Probably my favorite fall food!

Snack: Crunchy Cacao Granola from Hu Kitchen + kombucha. Quick tip: Pack only what you want to eat! I've learned that if I just throw the whole bag of granola in my backpack, I will eat the whole bag. Whoops! So I've been re-using a little jam jar to pack one serving. 

Dinner: I crunched on a few carrots from my CSA on the walk home, and then made myself a delicious salad with lettuce, more carrots, radishes, avocado, hummus, and LOTS of nutritional yeast. PLUS a juicy pear (also from the CSA) for dessert. 

And there you have it - another day in my food life!  Questions on anything I've noted above?  ASK ME - I love to hear your thoughts and questions in the comments below.