What does a dietitian eat? Healthy foods all the time? NO! Organic foods daily? NO! Super small portions? Nope! Dietitians are just like you! We have food days that are super healthy (fruits and veggies at every meal, lean proteins, alcohol free and no sweets!) and we have days that are not as healthy (think chocolate, beer and nachos). Check out my weekly weekend roundup posts so you can see what my weekend eats are all about!
Breakfast: If you tuned in to my Weekend Roundup last week, you know I started my day off with a delicious bowl of oatmeal filled with sunflower seed butter, strawberries and a few dark chocolate chips, plus a cup of coffee with skim milk and one teaspoon of sugar. This Friday was the same! The only difference was that I used frozen strawberries, instead of fresh, which is why the picture doesn’t look as cute. Frozen fruit can work just as well in oatmeal and yogurt. When I make my oatmeal with frozen fruit, I mix it in while it’s still cooking, so it melts down right into my oatmeal. If I use it with yogurt, I like to leave it in overnight, so it melts down into the yogurt with all the delicious juices. I took Friday off from working out again because I had a long week and an even longer weekend ahead, so I knew I needed my extra rest.
Lunch: Since I ran out of turkey this week, I decided to do a tuna sandwich instead. Usually I like my tuna with a touch of olive oil mayo, but when I went into the fridge to pull out the mayo, it wasn’t there! I guess we threw it out when we moved in October and I forgot. So, I improvised and used some Ken’s Balsamic with Honey Dressing instead. I piled the tuna and a few fresh lettuce leaves onto whole wheat bread and hoped for the best. It ended up being delicious! I’ll definitely be doing that again.
Snack: 2 tbsp of hummus and one serving of Rosemary and Olive Oil Triscuits. I’ve always been a huge Triscuit fan, but the Rosemary and Olive Oil ones are, by far, my favorite. So delicious, and great paired with hummus or cheddar cheese. I took a short lunch time walk and got a small coffee from Starbucks with 1 pump of sugar free vanilla syrup, skim milk and ½ a packet of sugar since I needed a little extra boost.
Dinner: Friday Funday was cancelled this week because I was volunteering for the 15th Annual Health and Wellness Conference for the Greater New York Dietetic Association and had to help set up on Friday. Before the set up, I met up with an RD2Be friend of mine and we went to Just Salad. I got the Turkey Health Cobb with broccoli, pita chips and cucumbers added in. I have their reusable bowl so I get extra toppings for free and help the environment as well! I love that they have a dietitian create their menu!
Breakfast: I woke up early on Saturday to get a 4 mile run in before the conference. After my run, I had 1 cup of chocolate milk since I knew I wasn’t going to be able to eat breakfast until I got to the conference and I don’t usually like waiting more than half an hour after exercising to eat. Chocolate milk is a great mix of protein, carbs and fats, which makes it an awesome post workout snack. Once at the conference, I had Siggi’s 2% Coconut yogurt with Purely Elizabeth’s granola. This was my first time having a Siggi’s yogurt that was not made with skim milk, and it was great! So creamy and delicious, YUMMO! I’m also not usually a fan of granola, but this granola, was amazing!
Lunch: For lunch, we had so many options! I chose half of a whole wheat turkey wrap with cole slaw, roasted squash and zucchini, micro greens with a drizzle of dressing and a few cubs of cheddar cheese.
Snack: A good friend of mine came to the conference and afterwards, we decided to go get some dessert at Cookie Do NYC’s new location! We waited 45 minutes on line, but it was soooooo worth it! I got the Chocolate Dream flavor mixed with their Fluffernutter flavor. This shop uses specific ingredients that make their cookie dough completely safe to eat, which has made all my dreams come true 🙂 P.s. my eyes were wayyyy bigger then my stomach when I ordered. I ate about half and Bernie had the rest.
Dinner: Hudson Restaurant week! I’m a huge fan of restaurant week because it lets me sample fare that I usually wouldn’t get at restaurants I go to. This Saturday, we decided to double date with friends of ours and check out Amelia’s Bistro in Jersey City. We started off with their amazing bread basket (best bread ever!) and their hummus that you get to mash yourself (check out my insta post of us mashing those delicious chick peas). I indulged in their Mango Mojito because it’s my favorite drink to get there. The deal gets you an appetizer, entrée and dessert. I started off with their flat bread topped with brussel sprouts, bacon and mozzarella cheese. Brussel sprouts have easily become my favorite veggie over the past year and this app did not disappoint. For dinner Bernie got butternut squash raviolis and I got the short rib with mashed sweet potato tots and – you guessed it – brussel sprouts! We split our meals so we could both try something new and of course, they were both AMAZING. I love Amelia’s on a regular day, but their restaurant week menu is ON POINT. For dessert, I ordered an apple crisp but ended up being too full and brought it home.
Breakfast: Sunday was another early morning run since I had to get to Long Island early. After my run, I chowed down on the new ClifBar Chocolate Hazelnut nut butter filled bar since I knew I would be having brunch with my parents not long after, but still needed some fuel. I also had a small Starbucks coffee with 1 sugar and skim milk.
Brunch: After my appointment, we went to brunch at Cabo, a Mexican place in Rockville Centre. We started off with guac and chips. The guac was made table side and was sooo fresh! I ordered quesadillas made with spinach tortillas, chicken, black beans, tomatoes and cheese. They were great, but huge, so I ended up taking half home.
Snack: 2 tbsp of hummus and one serving of Rosemary and Olive Oil Triscuits.
Dinner: Dinner was the leftover quesadillas since we were tired after the long weekend and didn’t feel like whipping anything up.
There ya have it! A weekend full of delicious eats with a dietitian. Stay tuned for next weekend’s eats.
Disclaimers: The Clif Bar I discussed in this post was a free sample. I am part of the Siggi’s Ambassador program for health and wellness professionals. As always, all opinions are my own.