What I Eat During the Week

After receiving a couple of questions about what I eat regularly, I decided to share my weekday diet!

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Happy Friday! So ready to live that weekend life and indulge some this weekend! Who’s with me? 

I’ve received a couple questions about what I eat, snacks I like, and what is my post workout go to meal. So I decided to put a little post together sharing what I eat throughout the week.

A couple of things to mention:

1. I’m a creature of habit, I figure out a few things I love and eat them until I’m absolutely over them. Meaning I eat almost the exact same thing every single day for weeks. Then make tiny switches. 

2. Overall, I eat pretty healthy and enjoy healthy foods. However, I definitely allow myself to splurge when dining out or when at a party/event. My favorite splurges include french fries {with ranch dressing}, ice cream, and cookies.

3. I am by no means a nutritionist or anything like that, so this post is purely to tell you what I eat and what I like, not to make recommendations for your diet. Unless of course, you like these things as well and want give them a go! 

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What I Eat During the Week, Weekday Diet featured on Louella Reese

Breakfast

Current Pick: Two Pieces of Avocado Toast with One Egg + Trader Joes Everything But Seasoning and Roasted Red Pepper Flakes 
Three Protein Balls – Oats, Peanut Butter, Honey, Water, Protein Powder
Two Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter + Honey 

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Lunch

Smoothie: Strawberries, Blueberries, 1/2 Banana, Chia Seeds, Cacao Powder, Peanut Butter Powder, Water, Cinnamon {sometimes avocado if I didn’t have avocado toast for breakfast}

I have this EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. I work out right before lunch and then have this smoothie post workout. I love having something cold to cool me down and truly am addicted to smooties/acai bowls. I am in need of some protein powder recommendations so I could love to hear what y’all have tried and what you like!

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Afternoon Snack

Dried Apricots
Gold Fish
Crackers 

I LOVE snacking! Always have, always will. I would much rather eat small amounts throughout the day so I can basically eat all day haha. Typically, I have one of the above in the afternoon around 3pm when the munchies kick in. Definitely need to find some healthier, protein packed options. 

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Dinner 

This really varies but we cook 3-4 dinners at home each week. Thursday evenings we both have bible study and eat at that. Fridays we sometimes eat out, other times we cook in. Each meal contains a protein {chicken, ground beef, or pork tenderloin}, a vegetable {squash, zucchini, sweet potatoes, corn, and/or spinach}, and typically a grain {rice or couscous}. Sometimes we add beans to the grain {white or black beans}. 

A couple of our favorite meals

Grown-Up Ramen this is probably our favorite “treat” meal! 
Sweet Potato, Zucchinini, and Chicken Breast it calls for parmesan cheese, however I used vegan mozzarella and it was delicious!
Creamy Herb Chicken absolutely amazing and you look incredibly impressive when serving this dish!
Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet again swapped out the cheese it called for, for vegan mozzarella.

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Evening Snack

Homemade Stovetop Popcorn with Butter + Salt
Homemade “Healthy” Cookies – banana, oats, and chocolate chips 
Homemade Banana Bread {favorite recipe}

28 Comments

  1. Dana Mannarino
    July 27, 2018 / 8:20 am

    UMMMM you eat SO well! I definitely need to stop eating like a child and eat like you;) This all looks delicious!

    The Champagne Edit

  2. Cha Cha Day
    July 27, 2018 / 10:08 am

    Your shake looks delicious. What type of peanut butter powder do you use? I use Jay Robb whey protein powder. Very little cards and sugar. 25 g of protein 110cals. Great stuff!! Thanks for your suggestions. They look awesome!!

    • July 30, 2018 / 9:27 am

      It really is! I truly look forward to it every afternoon. I use PB2 and love it! Definitely going to look into that protein powder, thank you for sharing!

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. July 27, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    Oh those dinner recipes sounds so yummy! I need to try that ramen casserole-sounds so fun!

    XOXO
    Cathy

  4. July 27, 2018 / 2:45 pm

    You’ve given me some new meals to try out!! I’m all about avocado toast with an egg for breakfast but also love overnight oats!

    xo, Laura

  5. July 27, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    I too am like you – a creature of habit. I eat the same things everyday. Keep my food options simple through the week works the best for me.

  6. July 27, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    Omg everything looks so good!

  7. July 27, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    I always find it so interesting to see what other people’s go-to’s are. I am right there with you on the avocado toast with everything but the bagel seasoning and a fried egg! SO good!

    • July 28, 2018 / 9:40 am

      Right there with you gal! Couldn’t agree with you more on that meal, sooo good!

      xo Laura Leigh

    • July 30, 2018 / 9:23 am

      Thank you Ruthie! Glad someone is like me and a creature of habit with meals haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. July 29, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    Usually diets are painful, but this one looks so yummy lol Can’t wait to incorporate some of these recipes on my own. Thank you for sharing!

    Candace
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

  9. July 30, 2018 / 11:41 am

    I need to start eating breakfast more often and your ideas are inspiring me!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  10. Liz
    July 30, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    I definitely need to try these out! They sound so healthy and delicious!

    • July 31, 2018 / 11:37 am

      Thank you Liz! I definitely try to reach for healthy foods more often than not.

      xo Laura Leigh

  11. July 30, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    I have similar picks for breakfast and lunch! I love snacking/eating small throughout the day too.

  12. August 2, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    All of that looks so yummy! I need to start eating like this. Thanks for sharing

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