Another question I get asked often is, “What do you eat? What’s a typical day like?”
I’ve shared before that I try to keep my daily caloric intake around 1200 – 1500 calories.
This is just a rough breakdown of how I try to spread out my calories during the day.
Breakfast ~ 225 to 250 calories
Lunch ~ Under 300 calories
Dinner ~ 450 – 650 calories
Snacks ~ 225 – 450 calories
I usually have a mid-morning snack, a mid-afternoon snack and a late evening snack. Yes, I snack. A lot. Some of my favorite snack foods are apples, bananas, clementines, strawberries, mixed nuts, clif bars, baby carrots, dark chocolate and popcorn.
Also, as a general rule, I don’t drink my calories. Although, I’m not opposed to indulging in a treat from Starbucks on occasion. Or a bottle of dark beer. Or a glass of wine. ::snort:: But, seriously, I don’t usually drink my calories. I view it as a treat.
Note: Some of the recipes I’ve linked to over at Dashing Dish require a membership in order to access. I pay $5 a month and in my opinion, it’s totally worth it.
Giant One Minute Breakfast Cookie w/ 1 C sliced strawberries
Red Velvet Protein Pancake Roll-ups
Protein Shake – My two favorite versions are the Strawberry and the Chocolate Peanut Butter
Scrambled Eggs (one egg & three egg whites with 1 T of shredded cheese)
Salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, shredded cheese, turkey, avocado)
Turkey Sandwich w/ Carrots (sandwich thin, turkey, avocado)
Sandwich Thin Pizza w/ Carrots
This is just a small sampling of dinners I try to rotate through regularly.
Deep Dish Spaghetti Pizza Pie – I use Carba Nada noodles I found at our local Kroger.
Skinny Fish and Chips
Turkey Burgers with Zucchini
Asian Glazed Drumsticks
Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets
Chicken and Mushrooms in Garlic White Wine Sauce
Pioneer Woman’s Comfort Meatballs – I only try to make these on double workout days and I’m not gonna lie . . . I have a hard time being good when these are around.
If you are a calorie counter, how do you try to spread your calories out during the day?
Are you a snacker?
What are some of your favorite dinner recipes?