This is What I Eat in a Week: Food Diary Part One

If you follow along on Insta, you know that I love posting pics of what I’m eating. I’ve become quite the chef since I moved into my own apartment last year, and one of my favorite parts of cooking is sharing the food that I enjoy with others. If you guys read this post on staying healthy in college, you also know that I’m turning over a new leaf this year and really putting health at the top of my list of priorities. Because the greatest wealth is health, right?

One of the things that I’m doing to try to live a healthier lifestyle is planning, and sometimes even cooking, meals ahead of time. I’ve also been keeping track of what I’m eating and the nutritional value of the foods that I choose. This has totally changed my relationship with food and really helped me to cut out boredom snacking.

Since I’ve been at the #cleaneating game for a few months now [ including ups and downs and cheat meals though, of course 😉 ], I thought it would be fun to share my weekly eating habits with all of you beauties. After all, it’s a great way to share recipe ideas AND stay accountable.

I hope you all enjoy this new series, and please feel free to share any of your own healthy recipes and/or meal planning ideas below! I love to chat about this stuff. 

Monday

Breakfast – Homemade granola bar

Lunch – Caprese avocado toast

Dinner – Coconut rice and curry sauce

Snacks – Homemade strawberry froyo, pretzels & hummus


Tuesday

Breakfast – Homemade granola bar

Lunch – Caesar salad

Dinner – Butternut squash soup

Snacks – Carrots/cucumbers & hummus, popcorn 

wednesday

Breakfast – Homemade granola bar

Lunch – Coconut rice and curry sauce

Dinner – Cheeseburger, fries & a chocolate milkshake from Five Guys (YUP. That happened.)


thursday

Breakfast – Homemade granola bar

Lunch – Caprese avocado toast

Dinner – Spiralized zucchini sauteed with eggplant, tomatoes & garlic (w/ a tbsp. of olive oil) and an ounce or two of goat cheese

Snacks – Popcorn, grapes


friday

Breakfast – Apple w/ cashew butter

Lunch – Coleslaw salad

Dinner – Caprese flatbread and steak fries (kinda dropped the ball Friday night, since we went out to dinner! However, I’m an absolute believer in treating yo’ self now and then [as shown below w/ the Five Guys milkshakes from a few nights ago…])

saturday

Breakfast – Nada! I didn’t wake up until 11:30…

Lunch – Leftover caprese flatbread

Dinner – Acorn squash w/ a dab of butter and a sprinkle of brown sugar


sunday

Breakfast – Homemade granola bar

Lunch – 1 cup of French onion soup & a tomato mozzarella flatbread from Panera

Dinner – One pan autumn chicken dinner


thoughts…

Sooooo this week definitely had its ups and downs. I grew up going out to dinner often, so this is a habit that is difficult to break now. I was happy to go out for a nice, sit-down meal downtown on Friday night and had no problem splurging a little bit on the steak fries. However, Five Guys? WTF. I definitely had a moment of weakness midweek. Though I really don’t eat that kind of food often, I want to try to limit going out for food only to weekends and special occasions in the future. Most of the food I cook at home is much healthier than what I’d get going out, so hopefully that will help me to stay on track.

So tell me, do you keep track of what you’re eating, or nah? What are your thoughts on writing a food journal or using an app like MyFitnessPal? Spill it all!