What I Ate Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!  I LOVE making it to the middle of the week but you already know that! I’m really looking forward to the upcoming long weekend so I’m particularly anxious for Friday to come.  It will be here soon enough though! Tonight is date night with Michael.  I see a healthy dinner followed by a trip to Berryline for some of our favorite frozen yogurt!  And Modern Family is on tonight!  It sounds like a good night to me!

Let’s talk food shall we?  It’s been about a week since I shared my plans to cut back and focus more on lean protein, vegetables and portion control.   I’m struggling to cut back on sugar and sweets but I knew this would be the case.  That is one craving that’s hard to kick!  I have been eating a lot more vegetables and salads and I’ve really been enjoying them!  Here’s a look at this week’s eats! As always thanks to Jen for hosting!

Breakfast. 

I’ve been rushing in the morning to get out the door.  What is it with rain that makes it so hard to get up in the morning?!  Since I’ve been rushing I haven’t really had the time to make a fancy breakfast.  As such this week’s breakfast has been Cheerios with blackberries on top and skim milk.  It’s quick, simple and delicious!

Cheerios with Blackberries and Skim Milk. Coffee on the side.

I’ve been sweetening my coffee with Truvia instead of real sugar.  I really don’t notice the difference except that the Truvia is much sweeter than regular sugar so I don’t need nearly as much.  I’m still figuring out the perfect amount to add but will definitely be sticking with this!

Lunch. 

Salads have been the name of the game lately.  This salad had leftover grilled zucchini, red peppers, and onions in it with roasted heirloom tomatoes, croutons, cucumbers and a couple pieces of left over sirloin tips.  I used a small amount of balsamic vinaigrette on top.  Delicious! I love grilled vegetables!

Salad with grilled vegetables and steak tips, an apple, Greek Yogurt and a Granola Bar

With the salad I had an apple and dark chocolate granola bar.  Later in the afternoon I had a Greek Yogurt for a snack.  Yum!

Dinner. 

I’ve been trying to avoid carbs at dinner since I usually eat closer to the 8 o’clock hour.  I haven’t really missed them except possibly baguette, that’s so good.  I’ve been sticking with grilled fish, chicken and some red meats with vegetables of some kind and usually a salad.  I skipped the salad on this night and just had sauteed carrots with spinach with lemon garlic marinated salmon.

Lemon Garlic Baked Salmon with Sauteed Spinach and Carrots

Salmon is truly one of my favorite fishes! I love it!

I went grocery shopping this week and picked up a few new things to add into the mix like cottage cheese and fig newtons! Simple substitutions can really make your meals so much more fun!

What is your quick breakfast during the week?  Do you like grilled vegetables?  Do you struggle with a sweet tooth?  What foods do you substitute for your standard meals and snacks?

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