4.23.2013

All About My Daily Eats {+Strawberry Banana Shortcakes Recipe!}


{do you see my new pin it button when you hover over the picture?!}


I've got a lot to throw at you today!
And of course, I had to start with a picture of this awesomeness to entice you into reading more.

The good news is that I hope most of you find this interesting. If we're being totally honest here, I absolutely love seeing what people eat on a daily basis and I've found most of my favorite recipes this way.

So, today we're tackling my daily eats and our favorite recipes here in the Krysh household. I have been hoarding pictures on my phone of some favorites lately, just for today! If you want to see it in real time, follow me on Instagram (@katiewkrysh), but don't worry I post more than just food pics.

The easiest way for me to do this is to just break it on downnn....

First and foremost, I have two things to tell you quickly. One-I'm not an expert. I try to eat really healthy during the week, and then I like to have a little fun on the weekends. This is just what works for me and makes me feel the best. Depriving yourself is never a good option. Two-I'm a creature of habit. Especially when it comes to breakfast and lunch. If I love a meal and I know it's healthy for me, I will make it a lot. There will be times that I give it a break, but I don't really mind it because I know that what I'm eating A. I love (kinda important), B. is healthy and C. I already know how to make it. Win / win.

Breakfast:
aka my fav meal of the day-almost always served with Yogi Green Tea or warm lemon water.


+2 egg whites, 1 whole egg scrambled. I love to add in some cherry tomatoes and spinach and I ALWAYS add Srirachi sauce. So much better than Frank's! If you haven't tried this yet, please try and come tell me later how you can't live without it now.

Along with the eggs, I will eat some fruit with it and if I'm really hungry, a no bake energy bite or two (see below). This is a perfect breakfast in my mind.



+No Bake Energy Bites (link)
cannot and will not live without these babies. I make them every single Sunday and batch lasts me all week typically. Perfect for breakfast (eat something else with them) or to refuel after a hard workout!

 

+Breakfast Cookie (link)
Because who wouldn't want to eat a cookie for breakfast...?

{this juice pictured above is: handful of strawberries, 1 cucumber, 2 carrots, 1 apple}

+Juice (link to why I juice)
+Oatmeal with blueberries and a piece of fruit
+Protein Pancakes (link)
flourless!
+Banana Almond Smoothie (link)

Lunch:
probably my most boring meal of the day


+Spinach Salad, the size of my head (link)
You aren't going to want to eat a wimpy salad, so go big or go home is my motto with this. Since I don't eat meat, for protein I add one of the following: black beans, chickpeas, or tuna. I always add half an avocado. As for the toppings: carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, sunflower seeds, peppers, etc. Bam. For dressing, I typically do lemon juice and a white wine vinegar mixed together.


+Tuna or Chickpea Lettuce Wraps
Use romaine lettuce for the wraps. Mix up some tuna, lemon juice, tomatoes, banana peppers, onions, and cucumbers and place in the lettuce. Can be yummy for dinner, too.

+Amy's Organic Bean Burrito's

+Greek Yogurt with granola, carrots, handful of Popchips
just found the best two flavors of Popchips to ever exist....


+If I'm eating out: Subway (veggie sub/salad) or Wendy's salad

Dinner:
In this list, I'm including my husbands (who does eat meat) favorite vegetarian/fish recipes that I make. When I make these, he doesn't add meat. If I make something really light for dinner, he just adds a piece of meat, etc. It's not as hard as it seems like.

 

 +Tilapia, Strawberry Salad, Grilled Veggies
For the tilapia: I usually just bake in the oven for 20 minutes with some seasoning and lemon juice. For the strawberry salad: Mix of arugala and spinach. Add slivered almonds, some feta cheese, red onion, cucumbers, and strawberries. For the dressing, I mix up a teeenyyy tiny bit of olive oil, lemon juice, and white wine vinegar.



+Southwestern Egg Rolls (link)
....Billy's favorite :)
+Zucchini Boats (link)


+Loaded Sweet Potato (link)
SERIOUSLY AMAZING! I will have this with a salad or a small side.
+Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa (link)
 

+Roasted Chickpea Tacos (link)
Billy will often just do chicken or beef for himself instead
+Veggie Stir Fry 
can add shrimp, chicken, etc.
+Black Bean Taquito's (link)
+Taco Salad (link)
+Stuffed Peppers (link)
This recipe actually has beef/ground turkey in it! I replace it with black beans and quinoa, but I left it up for those of you who eat meat.

Now that we're able to grill out (amen!), many dinners will just be veggies + meat (black bean burger or shrimp for me) on the grill. Let me just throw in here how freakin' EXCITED I am to eat corn on the cob.... that deserves a post in itself. HUGE fan of those suckers. Huge. Could eat nightly. Moving on (love you COTC)...

Snacks:
3-3:30pm hits, I reach for one of these..

+Almonds (unsalted)
+Luna bars (these are not the healthiest for you-but I can't part with them. I'd recommend Lara, Think Thin, or Quest bars)
+Pineapple with Yogurt Fruit Dip (link)
+Apple

One night during the week (normally Monday's), I have spin class and don't get home until late, so we do separate meals this night. Typically, this is the night Billy will make a pasta dish for himself because I don't eat pasta or bread during the week for dinner. It works out nicely so that he can still have pasta when he wants, but yet I don't have to. It's not that I WON'T eat pasta, I just honestly don't like pasta all that much.

SO, phew! Now that you made it through all of that (is ANYONE still out there?!), I'd like to introduce you to your new favorite (and mostly healthy) dessert.

Background on this:
Last week Billy came home with all the ingredients to make this. I WAS SO PROUD. Why? Because normally when he comes home randomly with dessert it's the most unhealthy dessert to ever exist in the grocery store. Not this time. I could've married him right then and there but then I realized we already are! He picked a healthy dessert for us and I have a feeling this will be on a solid rotation this spring + summer.

The best part? I whipped up a chocolate sauce for this that's healthy and DELICOUS! So so so excited about this.

Strawberry Banana Shortcakes w/ Healthy Chocolate Sauce:
...you don't have to use bananas if you don't like them, just do strawberries!

+Handful of strawberries, sliced
+Half a banana, sliced
+1 shortcake (you can make your own bisquits if you want, we didn't for this)
+Plain Greek Yogurt OR Light Cool Whip (Billy will use the C.W)

for the sauce>>
+2 parts unsweetened cocoa powder, 3 parts agave nectar

Place your shortcake in a bowl, top with greek yogurt or cool whip, cover with strawberries and banana, then mix the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl until you reach desired liquid consistency. Add more cocoa if you'd like...just mix it up to your taste preferences.

GENIUS, right?! Eeeek!


Update, update: Chobani just came out with the small 'bite' greek yogurts (that only have 100 cals) in a coffee dark chocolate chip flavor. I used that the second time we made this and about fell over....SO GOOD.

What do you think? Will you be making this for dessert?

Hope I didn't bore you to death with my daily eats, but I wanted to cover all the bases since I've received emails + comments about it.

over and out!


 

35 comments

  1. I pinned that dessert and will definitely be trying it! YUM! Love your first breakfast option too...I love Sriachi on my eggs...or anything!

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  2. These are great!! I was just thinking about coming up with new lunch/dinner ideas yesterday and TADA I see your post today! I will be trying a lot of these!! They all look so yummy!!

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  3. Everything looks great. I love Srirachi on any and every thing. Mmmm. I made a chicken tikka pizza last night - just baked chicken, tikka sauce, naan. Very filling and only about 400 calories, if I'm doing the math right. ;)

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  4. That dessert looks amazing! I will definitely be trying it soon :) Thanks for the ideas about what you eat during the week, I love getting new recipes and mixing it up. I have been trying not to eat bread/pasta during the week. Usually just chicken or fish and veggies...usually ;) I feel so much better! Great post!! :)

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  5. OMG this all sounds amazing! AND healthy! I may just have to pin this post so I can refer to all your recipes. I love BBQ pop chips so much and they are hard to find. I can only find them at Target and I buy 3 bags at a time...it's bad...That strawberry salad sounds amazeballs! Must try! Thanks for posing this! I always need more healthy meal options! xoxo, Lindsay

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  6. Love this post!! I am not a huge meat eater, I will always choose the veggie loaded stuff if it is an option. Husband eats a lot of lean protein (chicken, turkey, fish) so I usually make a recipe for dinner that includes one of those but not overwhelmed by it. Sriracha is the best thing everrrrr. I want to make a huge salad now!

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  7. I'm loving this post! I need to start eating healthier and you gave me a lot of great ideas! Definitely want to try that dessert too!

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  8. Can we talk about how awesome your abbrev for COTC is? That rules. Great food options as well. Roasted chickpea tacos sounds delish!

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  9. I love seeing what other people eat! I'm actually hoarding pictures of my food also, because I was going to do the same thing...unfortunately we don't eat as healthy as you do! Whoops! Hey, some is better than none ;)

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  10. Thanks so much for this post! I've been wanting to come up with some new, healthy recipes and this post came at the exact right time! And that dessert...just tops it all off :)

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  11. haha awesome post babe! thanks for giving me credit for the dessert. Love you and the taquitos!

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  12. Love this post! Thanks for sharing all your recipes! I'm making the southwestern egg rolls this weekend!

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  13. Oh thank you for this post!! I want to try and follow along during the week...b/c let's face it, you have a rockin' body and this lady over here needs to kick it into gear!! xo

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  14. Soooo many yummy looking recipes! Thanks for posting these! :)

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  15. So many good meals in this post! I have to check out those no bake energy bites! They look great :)

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  16. Great recipes! I'm so glad I came across this post & your sweet blog! Thanks for sharing all of these!

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  17. This post made me super hungry!

    http://dashofglamm.blogspot.com/

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  18. This dessert is calling my name! This is definitely going on the to make list!

    Shannon
    http://GBOfashion.com

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  19. Umm...yummers! Totally making those shortcakes this weekend. And is there really someone who doesn't like banana? Strange...

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  20. all of this looks so healthy BUT so yummy! I will definitely be trying out your recipe!

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  21. so many good ideas. i'm going to keep this post up on my computer for a bit today to write down some ideas. =)

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  22. BEST. POST. EVER.

    You my dear are such a life saver...thank you for putting all of this information out here. You know I will be using it. We ate the southwest egg rolls tonight :) So freaking good.

    You are a wealth of knowledge sweet pea...love you and your healthy self.

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  23. LOL your meals are too pretty! I wish my food looked like that all day! :) Great dishes!

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  24. um. can you come make my breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner? Every week?

    ally
    www.danplusally.blogspot.com

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  25. So many great recipes I want to try here. They look so yummy!!

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  26. That dessert looks amazing. I am a creature of habit myself and more often than not find myself eating eggs nearly every morning. I love that you do the breakfast cookie courtesy of the Fitnessista. I love her blog!

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  27. are you kidding me?!?! i had a lunchable for lunch today....as in what your mom used to pack when you were 8. clearly i need to spend a little more time in the grocery store...or maybe i'll just come live with you and billy and the fuzz-children!

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  28. girlfran! this is just what i needed. hubs and i have been vegetarian since last august and i am always looking for new meals in the kitchen - and also love seeing how other veggie-ers get their protein. super helpful post and cant wait to try all of these. thanks hun! hope your week is going great :-)

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  29. Loved this post! I love seeing what other people eat to get ideas! Especially for breakfast and lunch, I struggle because I get sick of stuff so quickly. This gave me a lot of great new ideas :)

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  30. These all look amazing Katie! I can't wait to try some of them!

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  31. It's no surprise I went on a pinning spree the other night of all of your food pins ;) I'm just starting to try sweet potatoes and THINK I might be trying that loaded sweet potato recipe. It looks SO yum! Thanks for all of these great ideas, girlfriend!!!

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  32. This is so neat! I have always wanted to do that mason jar salad. I wanted to ask you though, does the avocado go brown by the time you eat it?

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