What I Eat In A Day #3 Healthy and Balanced

What I Eat In A Day #3 Healthy and Balanced

Are you looking for some inspiration on what to eat in a day to lose weight? I wanted to share another what I eat in a day post with ya’ll. I believe that one of the keys to weight loss is having a healthy and balanced way of eating.  I am a firm believer that you don’t have to go to extremes or cut things out of your diet.

It’s important to enjoy the foods that you are eating, whether you are trying to lose weight or not. Today you’ll see what a day of eating looks like for me. This way of eating has helped me to lose over 40 pounds naturally and I continue to lose weight every month.  If you would like to see a day of eating that is both healthy and balanced, just keep on reading.

Breakfast:

For breakfast, I made what I call a pancake in a bowl.  I used:

-1/2 cup Kodiak Cakes pancake mix

-1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

-2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder

-About 5 tablespoons egg whites

-About 2 tablespoons water

-About 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

-1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (which should have been mixed into the batter)

-About 1 tablespoon peanut butter on top

All I do is mix everything in a bowl (except the peanut butter) and put it in the microwave for about 3 minutes. After the pancake in a bowl comes out I top it with peanut butter.

I really like this breakfast because it’s super filling, quick to make, and makes me feel like eating dessert for breakfast. It tastes like cake, but definitely not as sweet.

Morning Coffee:

I had one cup of coffee. To make my coffee I brewed my coffee like normal, sweetened it with a little less than 1 tablespoon of agave, and topped it with 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk that I frothed in my milk frother.

Snack:

This day I had one of my favorite, quick snacks: 2 mozzarella cheese sticks. I like this snack because these cheese sticks taste good and they are a pretty filling snack to tide me over until my next meal.

Lunch:

For lunch, I had salmon cakes that I made out of leftover cooked salmon. I served the salmon on top of mixed greens and grape tomatoes. I also made a quick homemade salad dressing using red wine vinegar, avocado oil, agave, salt, and pepper.

For the salmon: All I did was break the salmon in small pieces, added a little salt, pepper, 1 egg, and some breadcrumbs. After I mixed everything up well I made the mixture into patties. I cooked the patties in a little avocado oil in a pan.

Snack:

For a second snack, I had 1/2 cup of frozen mango (that I defrosted) on top of 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt.

Dinner:

For dinner, I wanted something quick so I had a pasta dish that I made with brown rice/quinoa pasta, shrimp, fresh tomatoes, spinach, and alfredo sauce.

**Note: This day I drank 74 ounces of water**

 

What you saw today was, what I would consider, a healthy and balanced day of eating. Hopefully, this gave you some food inspiration that you can use to create delicious meals as you go through your own weight loss journey.

 

If you missed my last two posts like this you can check out What I Eat In A Day To Lose Weight #1 and What I Eat In A Day To Lose Weight #2 Realistic and Healthy.

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