One of the questions I get asked a lot is “What should I take for lunch?” It can be hard to figure out what to take for lunches if you’re working or a student. Also a lot of people think it’s too time consuming to plan and make lunches to take with them. I thought it would be fun to share a week of lunches so you can see what I ate this week. Some of these lunches were ones I brought to school and others were eaten at home. Hopefully they will give you some inspiration on what to take for lunch!
One of my favorite posts to read on other blogs are What I Ate Wednesdays. For some reason I just enjoy seeing what other people eat in a day? I would ask “is that just me?” but other people post them so I assume some people are interested in what other people eat.
So here is my What I Ate Wednesday on non-school day:
On non-school weekdays (Tuesday and Thursday) I get to sleep in a little and I then usually spend them studying, and getting stuff done.
Probiotics have gotten so much hype over the past few years. If you go to the store you’ll see a ton of different options, but should you be including them in your diet?
So first, what are probiotics?
I’m so excited to finally sit down and write this blog post! I have been meaning to sit down and write since graduation in December, but for some reason it has been tough to actually do it (weird how that happens). I really have enjoyed posting on this platform and plan to post regularly from now on.
In December I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas State University with my Bachelors of Science in Nutrition & Foods with a concentration in Dietetics. I feel like my whole life led up to just graduating from college. Which is honestly crazy to think about now, because there was a time when I didn’t even want to go to college. I’m so grateful to have gone to college and to have found my passion for nutrition. When I first started college at Austin Community College I had no clue what I wanted to do which led to me having no drive to put effort into my classes. Finding nutrition as a degree really gave me that drive I needed to work hard for something. College was where I was lucky enough to find out how smart I can be when I dedicate myself to a goal.
So what have I been doing since graduation?
It has been an incredibly long time since I posted on this blog. I have been so busy with school (I graduate in less than one month!) and over the summer I worked and completed a practicum with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. While I was not writing on this blog I was writing on their blog. Here are some of my posts:
I’ve been wanting to start writing on my blog (this blog) again and I was inspired to make my first post back a “What I eat Wednesday” post, inspired by ConstancelyEating.
I love sharing my meals and i’m excited to be able to share them here. Today wasn’t a typical day for me since I had the day off from school and even though I had a day of healthy meals and snacks planned out I ended up switching some of those meals/snacks to go out to eat at night for my boyfriends dad’s birthday. Even though I didn’t end up eating what I thought I was going to I want to share it anyways, because life doesn’t always go according to plan.
When I get home from a long day of school and I don’t have food prepped, I usually look for something quick to make which is how this simple stir-fry came to mind.
Reasons this is a quick and simple stir-fry:
- Two of the components I used cooked in the microwave
- I used chicken tenders, which cook much faster than chicken breasts
- I only used two sauces for flavoring
It was National RD Day yesterday and I decided to photograph all my meals throughout the day to share of the reasons I want to become a Registered Dietitian. That reason is because I want to show people that eating healthy doesn’t have to suck.
Most people think that in order to loose weight they have to eat clean, cut carbs, or cut fats. Technically none of that matters. What does matter is that to loose weight you are eating in a calorie deficit. Which means your taking in less calories then your body burns in a day. What you fill your calories with technically doesn’t matter, but I can pretty much guarantee that if you eat like shit your going to feel like shit.
I love to fuel my body with healthy whole foods, such as lean chicken and turkey, eggs, potatoes and vegetables along with a ton of other food items. For me I have to have variety in my diet or else i’ll get bored and that leads to binge eating.
I have had tons of ups and downs since I started becoming healthier a few years ago and I finally found what works for me and that’s eating a flexible diet. The majority of my food is “clean” whole foods with treats thrown in when I want them.
So I wanted to share a little detail about what I ate this day.