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    FDOE | Weekend Edition

    I thought it would be fun to share a full day of eating over the weekend when I tend to be a bit looser with my macros. I also tend not to eat the three traditional meals of the day like I do during the week. On Saturday and Sunday, I think in terms of meal 1, meal 2, etc. instead of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During the week, I still eat about six times a day, but three of those meals are definitely larger and are very distinct. For the month of December I decided to up my calories and macros instead of continuing to go over as the holidays get closer.…

  • Meal Prep,  Recipes

    Mediterranean Quinoa Salad | Recipe of the Week

    This recipe is an oldie but a goodie! I remember my aunt made this recipe for a family gathering years ago and I’ve been making it ever since. Back when I was still strictly a vegetarian, my family always made sure there was a recipe I could enjoy at holidays and other family gatherings and this was a favorite. This was was one of those recipes and it was how I was first introduced to quinoa. Quinoa is a versatile grain that I like to use in place of rice or other grains, in salads, it bakes well in casseroles, and I have on the side as a healthy carb…

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    Egg “Bacon” Breakfast Bagel

    I’ve been trying to step up my breakfast game lately, since I’m getting a little tired of protein shakes and egg whites. I switched back to maintenance calories a few weeks ago, and that also means I get a few more carbs for the day. Since I was mostly avoiding carbs in the mornings, I feel like I can squeak a few of those in for breakfast now. That being said, I still want to have a macro friendly breakfast that has a good amount of protein in it to start my day. Since egg whites are a sure way to get good protein macros in the morning I’m kind…

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    Breakfast Ideas | Keeping Full

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it’s the first meal of the day. Of course! I’ve always been on #teambreakfast and as I was growing up I never understood my friends who didn’t eat breakfast before school. How can you survive until lunch on an empty stomach? As I’ve started understanding flexible dieting and changing up my fitness routine, I like to be careful with what I have for breakfast. I like it to have good protein macros and usually stay lower in carbs, but I also want to stay full throughout the morning. I eat breakfast around 6:45am during the work week so having a…

  • Meal Prep,  Recipes

    Meal Prep Sunday | Week of 5.22.16

    And yet another work week begins! It’s been a long time since I’ve done a big meal prep Sunday and I was feeling totally inspired this week. Lately I’ve been making a lot of tasty dinners and been taking the leftovers to work as my lunch, which works nicely with my busy schedule. Tuna Avocado Celery Salad | 109 Calories, 1g Carbs, 1g Fat, 23g Protein I made a similar recipe to this a few weeks ago, but I wanted to use Greek yogurt in place of mayo and also add in the celery for some crunch. 14 oz. canned tuna 1 stalk of celery cilantro 1 T Greek yogurt lemon pepper…