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Meals from the week!

MONDAY

BREAKFAST: 4-ingredient green smoothie plus a Van’s 8 whole grain multigrain waffle topped with crunchy peanut butter (just now realizing that was the exact same breakfast I had 2 Mondays ago!)

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LUNCH: Turkey and hummus on whole wheat with mixed greens and cherry tomatoes plus grapes

weekly eats // cait's plate

DINNER: Whole wheat three cheese tortellini with pesto and side salads (mixed greens, walnuts, feta cheese, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes topped with balsamic vinaigrette)

weekly eats // cait's plate

TUESDAY

BREAKFAST: The last of my BOGO Brown Sugar Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal with soymilk, strawberries and coffee

weekly eats // cait's plate

LUNCH: Black bean, corn and chicken enchilada topped with plain greek yogurt, avocado and cilantro (I also had a handful of grapes)

weekly eats // cait's plate

DINNER: Grilled black bean burger on whole wheat with lettuce, tomato, avocado, onion and a pickle plus sweet potato fries at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar in Charlotte

weekly eats // cait's plate

WEDNESDAY

BREAKFAST: Plain greek yogurt topped with peach, peanut butter and kashi go lean crunch

weekly eats // cait's plate

LUNCH: Spinach, cherry tomatoes, grilled chicken and cheese topped with greek yogurt, hot sauce and avocado

weekly eats // cait's plate

DINNER: Homemade 3-ingredient homemade whole wheat pizza and side salads

weekly eats // cait's plate

THURSDAY

BREAKFAST: Two vans 8-grain waffles topped with sunflower seed butter, plain greek yogurt and peach slices

weekly eats // cait's plate

LUNCH: Hummus, feta and veggies on a whole wheat pita plus grapes and strawberries

weekly eats // cait's plate

DINNER: Chicken enchilada casserole topped with plain greek yogurt and blue corn chips

FRIDAY

BREAKFAST: Chad took the day off and surprised me with a fun day planned! Our first stop was breakfast at our favorite place in Charlotte, Sunflour Baking Company.  I had an egg, provolone, spinach and roasted tomato on whole wheat plus a soy latte.

LUNCH: Pressed grilled veggie sandwich on wheat plus a side salad and a peach

DINNER: Leftovers of our homemade pizza and another side salad

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disclaimer: i share these weekly eats for inspiration and because i’m often asked for the recipes on instagram.  please note that i do not share these meal plans with the intention of them being prescriptive or because you should eat exactly what i eat.  everyone is different and requires different calories and nutrition.  if you’re seeking an individualized plan for you, consult a dietitian in your area.

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Comments

  1. You are one of the very few food bloggers I see that still chooses soy milk over almond. Just curious your reasons why (I’m guessing because it contains much more nutrients/protein than almond milk?), and what kind of soy milk you drink. Thanks!

    • Hey there! Honestly for me soy is a preference thing. I do use almond milk from time to time as well but I love the thickness of soymilk in my coffee. Both have their individual benefits – soy is a bit higher in calories than almond milk but it also provides more protein, B vitamins, potassium and magnesium. It’s also lower in sodium than almond milk. If you’re buying a fortified soy milk the Vitamin A, D and Calcium profiles should match up well to almond milk but they will fall short if you’re not buying fortified. Soy also has a bit of saturated fat whereas almond milk does not and almond milk provides Vitamin E that soy doesn’t. Ultimately it comes down to what you prefer as both have plenty of good to offer!

      As for the soymilk that I drink, I love Silk, Trader Joe’s and most of my generic store brands in their original flavor – as long as it’s fortified so that I’m getting the calcium, I’m usually pretty happy. Hope that helps 🙂

  2. Hi there! Your eats always look amazing and your photography is beautiful, but I must ask, is that really all you eat? No snacks or anything? I understand people don’t always need snacks but considering how low cal your diet is? I mean a bowl of cereal for breakfast and a mini enchilada for lunch? Especaially as you are so active and tall and skinny.

    Also where did you get the plate that you used for Fridays lunch?

    • Hi there, glad you like the series! I pretty much snack every day, I just don’t always include them in these posts. As for what I have and how many times I snack, it totally depends on how hungry I am and what I feel I need or have missed out on at other meals. Most usually I have two snacks a day – one in between lunch and dinner and one after dinner and while I don’t count calories, I would estimate my snacks are between 200-300 calories each. When I eat cereal (which is almost always a high fiber option) I usually have more than one serving so at 210 calories per serving, it usually does just fine to fill me up when paired with fruit and about a cup of milk. As for the enchilada, the picture may be deceiving but they’re definitely not mini! They’re almost like burritos and once paired with avocado and greek yogurt and a side of grapes, it was a wholly satisfying meal for me. I would estimate my daily calorie intake to be around 2,000-2,200 calories a day so I personally wouldn’t call it low calorie, but I guess it depends on what your definition of “low cal” really is as I’m sure everyone’s is different.

      While I maintain a normal, healthy weight for my height and activity level with the diet that I eat, it certainly doesn’t mean that it’s right for everyone else. I offer these posts up mostly for inspiration and meal ideas, definitely not because I believe people should eat exactly what I eat – we’re all different!

      As for the plate for Friday’s lunch – I recieved mine as a gift but others have told me that they sell it at Uncommon Goods 🙂

      Hope that helps clear some things up! Let me know if you have any other questions 🙂

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