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Weekly Eats – How I fuel for workouts while eating gluten-free (breakfast, lunch & dinner ideas!)

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.
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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. 🙂IMG_7018


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.

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!

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    What aisle do you find the Sambazon packets in? Do they come frozen or do you freeze them yourself? I walked up and down the aisles at publix today and couldn’t find them!

    • Reply
      Teri [a foodie stays fit]

      They’re in the freezer section! I’ve only ever seen the frozen packets at Whole Foods. They do have a location finder online too!

  • Reply
    Alyssa @ renaissancerunnergirl

    I’ve never heard of Bfree, just Udi’s and the like – is it a local GF bakery?

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