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From Kate's Plate: What I Ate 6.21.16


starting a new series today: what i ate!

often people are intimidated by healthy eating because it really seems so foreign. we are creatures of habit...i get it! it's so much easier to do what you have always done.

BUT when you push outside your comfort zone just a BIT and start to develop new habits, over time you look back and you won't even remember how you "used" to do it.

i was inspired to create this series from all the articles floating around on facebook that state "i'm a nutritionist and here's what i eat" or "i'm a registered dietitian and here's what i eat in a day" or the one's i've recently been seeing..."here's what kim kardashian eats everyday" LOL

coming from a disordered eating past, i look at a lot of these articles and i feel slightly triggered. "wow, that doesn't seem like a lot," "they don't eat any fat!" "only 1 egg for breakfast?!"

i had such a negative view of these posts, but then i tried to start to see some positivity...as i'm trying to do in ALL areas of my life these days. i could see how this is beneficial to people who are transitioning to trying to eat healthier.

fancy recipes and elaborate plates...well those are fantastic, but it's not how majority of people who make this a lifestyle actually LIVE. so i wanted to shed some light on that.

i'm not perfect. some days i eat A LOT more than other days. but i have a much better balance than ever before.

i don't count macros/calories/etc. i have NO IDEA what below would total. i'm going to try to be as honest and as transparent as possible...and tell you exactly what i was thinking for each meal.

here goes nothing! i hope you will come back to the blog to revisit this series often :) my goal is to get one day a week (it's actually harder to remember to take pics than i thought it would be!)

what i ate 6.21.16

breakfast:

7am - coffee with coconut oil - this powered me through a lot of work and next thing i knew it was 10 am

love my am cup!

10am - 2 eggs fried in grass-fed ghee, broccoli slaw cooked in coconut oil

not pictured: banana + berries

lunch:

230pm - lunch salad with a bed of spinach + arugula, garlic grilled chicken, peppers, goat cheese, sprouted seeds, and tzatziki sauce as dressing. deeeelish! i think had about 1/4 cup of chicken salad i made for my hubby that didn't fit on his sammy because it was yummy!

dinner:

730ishpm - i've been dying to go to fresh kitchen here in tampa while visiting my husband. they are fabulous, and have the best shirts. "just say no to drugs" - all meat is hormone + antibiotic free. the line was cray, but we didn't have to wait long because it moves fast.

it's a similar concept to, well, i'm not sure. chipotle? ish?

they have bases, proteins, veggies, sauce, + additions to choose from.

my hubby and i both got a "4 bowl" = 2 bases, 1 veggie, 1 protein.

mine:

BASE: summer salad + coconut ginger white rice

VEGGIE: turmeric cauliflower

PROTEIN: chia seed tuna poke (OMG AMAZING)

SAUCE: herb balsamic vinaigrette - i didn't use it because it was not needed!