Food In My Belly

December 20, 2011 · 14 comments

Someone on YouTube asked me to post a video on what I eat in a typical day. I have tried to do this here on my blog but find it difficult to keep up. Similarly, I have trouble writing down what I eat. I get hungry, I eat. I forget to take a picture in between usually. But sometimes I remember! Here are a few of my meals, that I remembered to snap a picture of recently.

On Sunday, I made the clean Meatloaf in my Eating Clean magazine with a green bean and red potato salad. I loved the meatloaf recipe! It uses old-fashioned oats instead of flour. Also included are onions, celery, carrots, thyme, garlic, lean ground beef (grass-fed of course!) and an egg. It’s a keeper for sure.
Surprise surprise, I had pumpkin protein pancakes on Saturday and Monday using my new Jay Robb Vanilla Whey Protein powder. So good. On Sunday, I decided to grab lunch for $6 at a food truck in Boston called Bon Me. It is Vietnamese and I got a brown rice bowl with bbq pork. The pickled carrots were my favorite part. It was so good and for just $6, I’ll be sure to stop by again.

While this is not a meal, Sobe sent me some samples of their new coconut water infused Lifewater. I’m a huge fan of Lifewater because it is sweetened with Stevia! This version has 35 calories per serving, 80 a bottle vs the zero calorie Lifewater. This was perfect for Sunday morning since I decided to celebrate the holidays a little too much. Naturally, the Mango Mandarin was my favorite flavor. Roomie said he liked the Pomegranate flavor better watered down because it was too sweet.

After my facial on Thursday night, I stopped by Blu, the cafe inside The Sports Club/LA for a salad to go. There is something comforting to me about croutons. I don’t always gets them, but always want them. The salad was pricey but what can you expect at a cafe inside the most expensive club in Boston. I was starving so it was worth it. In the salad is grilled chicken, olives, roasted red peppers, mushrooms and onions with balsamic vinaigrette.

Last week, I decided to make a new recipe. I made chicken breasts stuffed with mashed sweet potatoes, goat cheese and cranberries. It was awesome! I made it again later in the week. I microwaved a sweet potato, mashed it up and added in a couple of TBSP of goat cheese and cranberries. Added it in the center of a thin sliced chicken breast and plopped in a pan. After browning the outsides, I put it in the over at 400F for about 10-15 more minutes. I served it with a side of sautéed Kale with slivered almonds and more cranberries. It’s been a good week of food in my household. Again, this is not food, but Cassey also sent me a yoga bag from her new line and I wanted to share with all of you how sure it is! It doubles nicely as a tripod case as well! Cassey and I have shot a few videos together, run the SF Urbanathlon and remain friends even though she lives in CA now. Her Pilates Ab video was named one of the favorites of the year on the Diet.com YouTube channel. Way to go Cassey! I think her bags are going to do very well for her!Question of The Day:

  • What is your go-to meal?

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1 Kristy Doyle December 20, 2011 at 7:29 pm

I’m SO good at breakfast. Protein pancake, egg sandwich on a whole wheat english muffin, tofu scramble. I’ve got breakfast down. The rest of the meals? I try, but sometimes they end up bigger than they should be or not as healthy. I should just start eating breakfast three times a day :)

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2 Kat December 20, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Salads are the easiest for me since they usually don’t require cook time (unless you want to steam some veggies to put in or something). I don’t get home until close to 9pm after doing my 6pm Bikram yoga class in Cambridge so at that point I need to eat something…now. I throw a little of every veggie I have in a bowl and dress with olive oil, lemon juice, white balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, dill, cayenne and scarf it all down. Trader Joe’s turkey meatballs are also just amazing and are microwaveable so they are a delicious quick source of protein (and basically taste like mini-meatloaves – um yes).

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3 Brittany December 21, 2011 at 12:57 am

I love Cassey’s bags – so cute! My go-to meals are as follows –

b-fast=protein pancake, oatmeal, eggs or smoothie
lunch=salad or wrap/pita pocket or something with a sweet potato
dinner=salad, veggie stir-fry with tempeh, tofu or edamame, veggie burger, soup

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4 RS December 21, 2011 at 6:17 am

Where can we find the recipe for the meatloaf?

Thanks.

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5 cassey December 21, 2011 at 8:52 am

thanks for posting sarah!!! good that you can use it as a tripod case too!!!

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6 Kendra December 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Right now…my Go-To-Meal is whatever I can find :/ But when I am being good! Egg white omelet stuffed with oatmeal!

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7 Susan @Happy Hippie December 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm

That meatloaf looks absolutely delicious!!

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8 Sarah December 21, 2011 at 4:22 pm

It was so good. I’m going to post the recipe later today or tomorrow!

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9 Theodora December 21, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Her bags are so pretty!

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10 Viviana December 21, 2011 at 4:59 pm

How cute is that bag? Me wants! LOL. My go to meals are oatmeal or Greek yogurt with granola and fruit for breakfast, a salad or a sandwich for lunch and chicken in every possible way for dinner! This is when I am not being creative or I don’t have time to cook something fancier ;)
BTW I am trying to follow your tips for the quick 5lbs. I must say I already follow most of that advice but I’ve been following all of them for 2 days now and definitely feel less bloated (I just got back from a mini vacation/reunion with college friends–lots of drinking!!A detox is much needed!). I am kind of dreading dinner tonight because my mother in law wants to do Chinese takeout…I’ll try to order the healthiest thing on the menu and stick to very small portions!

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11 Allison December 21, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Haha, I cant’t help but always say “Maaa, what’s for dinner?” when I see meatloaf! I love making mini meatloaves using muffin tins- love the crunchy, outter edges, and using muffin tins there’s crispy in every bite :D

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12 Jen@FoodFamilyFitness December 21, 2011 at 7:26 pm

That meatloaf looks really good, and I’m not generally a fan of meatloaf!
Croutons on a salad make it seem special somehow ;)

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13 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers December 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Cool bag! My go-to meal is usually a pasta dish with veggies and beans or chicken (though spaghetti squash often replaces the pasta) or a bowl of oats. It all depends on the time of day. I admit that I’m a huge meatloaf fan though. I make mine with a little cheese, and it’s sooooo good.

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14 Ashley Fahr December 23, 2011 at 4:03 am

That chicken sounds awesome Sarah! Never would have thought to do that, but I’m definitely going to make this for me and my mom, she would love it too :)

Happy holidays!

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