Good morning, love bugs!
It’s been a while since I’ve done a What I Ate Wednesday that consisted of a full day of my eats! The reason for this is because everyone is different and I really didn’t want my readers to look at my daily meals and begin comparing them to how they eat.
I’ve been training with a personal trainer since September and am working my butt off both in and out of the gym.
In the gym, I lift heavy 4 times a week, but outside the gym I have to work hard, too. Eating to gain is hard work! I’ve learnt a lot about myself since September; one of those things being – I can eat a lot of food.
In all honesty, the scale hasn’t budged much since eating more since September; however, I am lifting heavier than ever before. But, that’s not good enough for me! I want my muscles to grow, so my trainer and I have developed a solid meal plan for me to follow in order to get those gains I want!
This is a typical training day for me, but rest days (usually Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday) are the exact same minus the protein shake I have at the gym after my workout:
I can’t go a day without eggs, so one of my seven feedings will most definitely consist of eggs! Breakfast is usually the eggy meal of the day, though! Even though I have been called the queen of runny yolks in the past, lately I’ve been liking my yolks broken and flipped! Yolks are just delicious in general, though – runny or cooked. I also have a bowl of oatmeal at least once a day, too, because it’s one of my favourite things! :)
1 egg, 1/2 cup egg whites, and “Quick Microwave-Style Steel Cut Oats” (recipe at bottom)
I love eggs, I love oatmeal, but I also love many other foods, too! One food I cannot get enough of lately is cottage cheese and I like it even more when it’s whipped! Follow this link for my whipped cottage cheese recipe.
whipped cottage cheese, golden quinoa, and walnuts
I created this delicious salad and will
probably definitely make it multiple times this week. The combination of flavours and textures is to die for!
Bulgur wheat, red quinoa, chicken breast, 1 egg, broccoli, and healthy honey mustard dressing (minus the greek yogurt)
I always have a protein shake after my workout while I’m still at the gym. I make it before I go to the gym and take it along with me in my Magic Bullet cup!
1 scoop About Time whey protein powder, 1 banana, strawberries, ice, and water
Pan seared mahi mahi, sweet potato, and asparagus
Renee’s Balsamic Vinaigrette marinaded chicken thighs on top of bulgur wheat, red quinoa, and greens
Before calling it a day and crawling into my cozy bed, I sip on tea and munch on a bowl of casein pudding topped with almonds.
1 scoop casein powder mixed with water and topped with chopped almonds
Steel cut oats is one of my favourite things. Surprisingly, many people I have talked to in the past about steel cut oats have never tried them because they “take too long to cook”. This is very true, they do take a fair amount of time to cook and, let’s be honest, when you are ready for breakfast you are ready for breakfast! And that means, no waiting around for your oats to cook!
To solve this problem, I’ve cooked my oats the night before. This worked wonders! I was able to enjoy a delicious steamy bowl of oatmeal upon awakening after just a minute or two of waiting for my already cooked steel cut oats to heat in the microwave!
However, this doesn’t always work. What if you don’t know if you’ll feel like having oatmeal in the morning? What if you don’t have the time to cook oats during your evening? What if you have a sudden craving for steel cut oats half way through the day!?
Well, I will solve your problem today with a microwave-style of steel cut oats ;)
Quick Microwave-Style Steel Cut Oats
1/4 cup uncooked steel cut oats
1/4 cup egg whites (optional)
1/2 cup water
Place ingredients in a Magic Bullet (or any blender of your choice).
Blend together and pour into a microwave safe bowl. Cook in microwave for 2 – 3 minutes (depending on the strength of your microwave) or until fully cooked, while removing the bowl a few times to stir.
In the end, you’ll be left with a fluffy bowl of oats for your hungry belly :)
What is your favourite type of oatmeal?
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This oatmeal recipe will also appear in Kierston’s Recipe Friday link up!