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What I Ate Wednesday (05.18.2016)

Here’s a little insight to what I eat in a day. It changes from day to day and of course I indulge in sweets once in while. Everything in moderation right?! I eat healthy to nourish my body with nutrients. After a couple days of falling of my regular eating plan I feel tired, groggy, irritable and moody, nobody wants to see this side of me haha! So this is why I try to stick to a healthy lifestyle and fuel my body with alive, natural and whole foods. 

 

This morning I started with chocolate goji berry chia pudding. I made this last night so it was quick and ready to go this morning. Delicious chocolate with antioxidant rich goji berries and packed with omega 3 fatty acids from the chia seeds. 

 

chocolate goji chia pudding

 

If I have something sweeter for breakfast, like chia pudding or oatmeal, I like to have a savoury snack. For my mid morning snack I had basil hummus with vegetables. The hummus is a good source of fibre and protein, keeping you satiated and blood sugars level until your next meal. 

 

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For lunch I usually make a salad or have leftovers from dinner the night before. This random salad contains kidney beans, beet greens, shredded carrots, goat cheese, hemp seeds, and red cabbage. For a dressing I mixed raw apple cider vinegar with olive oil and various seasonings. 

 

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Mid afternoon snack I had fresh blackberries and raspberries and one of my favourite protein bars by Powerplant Whole Foods.

 

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Mmm soo good! Bonus when you get some vegetables in with it too!

Fresh berries are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, make sure to eat them daily!

 

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For a pre-soccer snack I had dried fruit. I usually don’t recommend dried fruit due to the high sugar content, unless you’re going to use it for energy. I ate half the pouch and the remaining at half time. There’s a lot of running in soccer or in any sports and you need to refuel your muscles. I’ve learned this the hard way, running a whole game (75 minutes) and having my muscles cramp up or have no juice left to run. Food is fuel!

 

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I returned home late from soccer so black beans are quick and easy to make. I added pesto, basil, parsley and roasted red pepper for a quick meal.  Also not photographed, 1 slice of gluten free toast with almond butter and jam as my meal cooked. I was too hungry to take a photo!

 

 

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There you have it! A full day of eating. Check back for more WIAW posts, every other Wednesday!