Weekend Roundup 4

weekend roundupWhat 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: 1 cup vanilla Siggi’s yogurt, 1 cup sliced strawberries and 10 chopped dark chocolate chips.  I got some strawberries on sale this week and I was loving including them in my breakfasts and snacks.  I’m a HUGE strawberry fan.
 yogurt on desk
Lunch:  I’m back to my turkey sandies this week!  ½ a mashed avocado with some garlic and onion powder, sliced red onions, 3 oz of turkey and 2 slices of multigrain bread.  While it was nice to mix things up a bit in the past two weeks, I was happy to be back to my turkey sandwich this week because they are just delish!
turkey sandy
Snack:  2 tbsp hummus, 1 serving of rosemary and olive oil triscuits and 1 cup sliced strawberries.  I always say to try your best to get multiple food groups in your snacks.  I love when I have well balanced snacks like these, because they really keep me full until dinner time!
 snack on desk
Dinner:  Friday Funday was cancelled since we were taking a trip to Long Island and Bernie had mouth surgery.  Since Bernie had the mouth surgery, we decided to take a trip to Panera to get him some soup.  My dinner was the Broccoli Cheddar Soup with the Roasted Turkey and Carmelized Kale Panini.  I don’t always go for the broccoli cheddar because of the high fat content, but I was in the mood for it Friday, so I made sure to get it in a you pick two so I didn’t eat just the soup and I got some additional veggies in with the kale.  I am not a fan of red apples, so I usually just give my side to Bernie or ask for no side with my meal when I’m getting a sandwich, since that’s a lot of extra bread.
Breakfast: You may have seen my Saturday morning breakfast on my insta.  It was just as good as it looked!  After a 5 mile run on the bike path, I ran a few errands and chowed down on this yogurt bowl.  I finally got around to buying Purely Elizabeth’s granola and I’m so happy I did, it was an awesome addition to the yogurt bowl!  This included sliced strawberries (again purchased on sale – yay!), ¼ cup granola, 10 dark chocolate chips.  A quick tip about granola – a lot of them are high in calories and sugar, so make sure you read the package and also measure it out to only one serving size, which is usually about ¼ cup.
 share bowl
Dinner:  Since breakfast was a littler later then usual, I skipped lunch and we had an early dinner with my best friend Gina at my favorite Mexican spot…Chichimecas!  I got the quesadillas, as always.  I hate 6 of them and took the last two home.
Dessert:  Besides the quesadillas, another awesome thing about chichis is that they almost always give a complementary dessert to share with your table.  It’s this little churro type pastry with some whipped cream.  The three of us split this one.
Snack:  After dinner and church, we headed back to Jersey City.  Since Bernie’s mouth was still hurting, the weather was amazing and we were still too full from dinner to eat anything big, we stopped at our favorite ice cream store, Torico.  I got a cone of their amazing coffee cookies ice cream!
 ice cream
Breakfast: After a 5 mile run on the boardwalk (which was essential because the weather was incredible).  I whipped up the same breakfast I had Saturday because it was just that good that I wanted it again!
 yogurt bowl and coffee on yellow placemat
Snack: 1 serving of rosemary and olive oil triscuits and 2 tbsp hummus
Lunch:  We went to a housewarming party on Sunday afternoon and I had a few snacks homemade by one of my awesome dietitian friends Amy!  I chowed down on some cheese, crackers and honey, a few crositini that were topped with whipped cream cheese, sun dried tomatoes and a balsamic reduction and some wonton cups filled with broccoli, tomatos and cheddar cheese.  Amy is a great cook, I love going to things at her house because she’s so creative with food and everything always tastes delicious!
Snack: A good friend of mine stopped by and we decided to go to a bar and hangout since it was so nice out.  I got a beer and we split the meatballs and the chicken wings.
 wings and meatballs
Dinner:  For dinner we decided to get some food from the City Diner.  I was feeling like splurging a little and split a turkey avocado sandwich and a pulled pork grilled cheese sandwich with Bernie and a had a few fries as well.
 diner food
I was kind of excited to share this weekends eats with you because, I’ll admit, Sunday was not the best eating day for me.  I ate a little more poorly then usual.  But I know that I have the ability to start fresh the next day, and that was exactly what I did.  Sometimes you want to splurge a little or you don’t feel like having super healthy meals all the time and this was one of those weekends for me.  I want to remind you that dietitians don’t always eat super healthy and sometimes we get cravings or have poor eating weekends or weeks.  We struggle with food sometimes, just like everyone else.  Remember that even if you have a day where you don’t eat as healthy as you’d like to or you think you should, it’s okay.  Tomorrow is always a new day.  Wake up, get in a good workout and start your day off with a healthy breakfast.

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