My typical day of eating:
My breakfast usually consists of something quick like oatmeal with whatever toppings I have that day. My favorite brand is Oat Fit by Better Oats. Each pouch contains 100 calories and no sugar added. I usually make it with hot water at work. On the weekend, I sometimes make it with almond milk.
I recently discovered Clif dark chocolate and coconut bars and am hooked. They are a bit high in calories but not too bad. I usually just eat half of the bar and save the other half for later. I am definitely a dark chocolate girl. Dark chocolate + coconut = tasty combination!
I do pack my lunch a couple of times a week but when I don't, Panera Bread is my go-to choice for a lunch out. Their salads are the bomb! They are in the 400-450 calorie range but very filling and tasty. My favorites are the Asian sesame chicken salad (400 calories) and the chicken Caesar salad (430 calories). I usually skip the bread.
We have homemade dinner most nights. I recently switched to brown rice and only eat one cup at a time (215 calories). Zucchini noodles are my new favorite. I don't eat red meat during the week at all. I do sometimes go out for a hamburger once or twice a month but no more than that. I usually don't eat after 7:00 p.m. If I am hungry, I opt for an apple or something light (definitely no sugar). I hope you find this post helpful. If you have healthy favorites of your own, please share in the comments section below
My daily calorie intake:
8:00 a.m - Breakfast: Oatmeal and toppings (150 calories)
10:00 a.m - Morning snack: A Clif snack bar (200 calories)
11:30 a.m - Lunch: Panera Bread chicken salad (400 calories)
2:30 p.m - A variety of snacks (typically under 200 calories): An apple (100 calories), one serving of Blue Diamond almonds *low sodium version* (170 calories), one serving of Terra sweet potato chips (160 calories/10 mg sodium).
6:00 p.m - Dinner: Zucchini noodles shrimp (300 calories)