After my post about my body before and after CrossFit, a few of you commented that you’d like to see how I how I fuel for workouts while eating gluten free but not Paleo. I’ll do a post dedicated to the topic in the future (hopefully soon!), but in the meantime, I’ll start sharing some of my regular eats so you can get an idea of how I fuel. Let me know if you want more or less pictures, a play by play of my daily eats or just general ideas like I did here. I want to make it useful!
This is my current favorite post-run breakfast. Bfree gluten-free bread + 1/4 or 1/2 avocado smashed on top (depending on hunger levels!) + 2 eggs. Sometimes I add an extra egg white too (and Maizey gets the extra yolk). Right after I finish running, I’ll have a piece of fruit (these days, a peach) and then I eat this after I shower.
I’m also loving acai bowls for breakfast. I use the Sambazon frozen packets and doctor it up – usually adding a frozen banana, some frozen berries, ground flax, maca (which helps with fatigue and athletic endurance), and spinach and then topping it with whatever deliciousness I have around.
Lunch and Dinner
I eat sushi for lunch or dinner about once a week. Two rolls typically leaves me stuffed so I tried one roll, and was still starving. I’ll stick with two rolls. 🙂
I love the Bfree pitas stuffed with a bunch of veggies and some protein, usually leftover chicken, or I sauté some shrimp.
I also really love making a sandwich on BFree white sandwich bread. I’ve been addicted to my favorite (mayo-free) tuna salad on toasted bread with a little cheese. Plus all the local tomatoes around right now are amazing. Most of the veggies don’t make it to my plate since I munch on them while I’m prepping lunch.
When I eat out (2-3x a week these days!), I still order something pretty healthy (and yes, I count sweet potato fries as healthy), like a salad with protein or salmon with veggies. This garden salad from Local 27101 is amazing and I eat it probably once a week. And I usually split a giant order of their herbed sweet potato fries with Tommy.
But ya got a live a little too. We went to the most amazing authentic Mexican restaurant last Friday night (La Perlita, for you locals), and I wasn’t one bit concerned about ordering something healthy. Four of us split beef sopas, a chicken quesadilla and shrimp tacos and it. was. amazing. And the cheese didn’t upset my stomach too much! WOOT!
Typical eating routine:
- I have 1/2 banana + some peanut butter before my run.
- I eat breakfast around 7:45 or 8, and then eat a snack around 10:30 or 11 (usually a piece of fruit and some almond butter, or toast with almond butter).
- Depending on my work schedule, I’ll eat lunch sometime between 12-1:30, and unfortuatnely, it’s often at my computer while I’m on a conference call.
- I’ll have another snack between 3-5 (usually something sweet, like homemade cookies, a larabar, or I’ve been liking these brownies lately). I also really like deli turkey + avocado + cheese as a snack in the afternoon.
- Dinner is usually pretty late, around 8 PM (after CrossFit, or after hitting golf balls on the range). After evening CrossFit workouts, I usually have a Vega protein shake right as I finish so I don’t get hangry before timme.
I tend to get on food kicks where I’ll make the same thing for breakfast and lunch over and over. It simplifies life to not have to think about it, and I also just really enjoy my current rotation. And then once I burn out on that rotation, I get on another one.
- Frequent breakfast meals in my rotation are oats, breakfast cakes, and smoothies.
- Lunches are salads 75% of the time, simply for ease and because I really do love them. I add roasted veggies, deli meat, feta or goat cheese, nuts and fruit.
- Dinner is all over the board, including homemade pizza, sweet potato black bean burgers, chopped chickpea salad, crockpot mango salsa chicken made into tacos. All of these are easily repurposed into leftovers for a lunch salad throughout the week too!
I regularly post my meals on Instagram, so be sure to follow me there too. I hope this helps you guys get an idea of how I eat – let me know if you have any questions or specific requests!