A Day In My Food Life

Posted: May 18, 2011 at 9:10 am

You all know that I don’t regularly blog all of my eats. I will share current obsessions (like that whole goat cheese phase). I will share recipes/meals I mix up that I simply cannot keep to myself and believe you may find worth reading. I will share new things I try or delicious meals I experience amidst other activities, like dining out or social events.

Even though I don’t share regularly, I still love to share on occasion. So when requested to share a typical day of my eats after my recent Body After Baby progress post, I decided to oblige. Try to contain your excitement at seeing every morsel of food that went into my mouth yesterday. I know you wait with bated breath.

Breakfast @ 9:30 am – Typical Oats Breakfast


Oats made with almond milk and splash of maple syrup for sweetener. Topped with 1.5 tablespoons White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter, coconut, and raisins. Mornings with sick children get away from me. I devoured this bowl all too quickly and thoroughly missed it upon my last bite. As always…save the best for last!

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Lunch @ 12:20 pm – Taco Night Leftovers

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I loaded up a whole wheat tortilla with mashed up black beans, corn, salsa, cheese, and a bit of taco meat. All that was missing was avocado – which sadly looked all bad at the store this week. A taco without avocado is just not the same. I had a sliced up mango and large carrot on the side. With my favorite hummus for carrot dippage. Roasted Pine Nut = get your hands on it. Now.

Nap Time, Chill Time Pick-Me-Up @ 2:00 pm


Iced coffee always makes an appearance at this time of day. And on days with two sick kids…a Ghiradelli raspberry dark chocolate square needed to come out to play too.

Snack @ 3:30 pm

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A yogurt bowl sounded really, really, really good for my snack. Good decision. Really, really, really good decision. Why? I mixed half a container of mango and half a container of pineapple Chobani together. Oh, yes. I did. See? Really, really, really good decision. Topped off with a sliced banana, Cheerios, berries, and a handful of almonds. I 100% plan on eating the other half of those containers mixed again today.

Dinner @ 7:00 pm – Tofu Veggie Stir-Fry


I pressed and cubed some tofu and then marinated it in some Newman’s Own Light Sesame Ginger dressing. I baked the tofu for 20 minutes at 350 degrees…because baked tofu rules. While the tofu cooked, I made a stir-fry of veggies: mushrooms, zucchini, onion, and baby corn. Then, just serve it all together as a simple, satisfying, filling dinner. Yum in the tum!

Dessert @ 8:45 pm – Biggest Loser Ice Cream Night


Per the usual Tuesday night tradition with my sister, we watched The Biggest Loser and dined on an ice cream sandwich while chatting away. We mourned the loss of Jillian as a trainer on the show. Jillian kicks butt and that Cara chick just isn’t cutting it. It shall be interesting to see what next season holds. Until then, my sister and I are excited for the finale. I love this little tradition of ours. And not just for the ice cream.

  • What is your favorite flavor of hummus?
  • Do you watch The Biggest Loser? What do you think about Jillian leaving?

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74 Comments to “A Day In My Food Life”
  1. Awesome idea to mix the two types of yogurt together! I have peach and blueberry in my fridge right now… maybe I should try that tomorrow! Yum!

  2. I LOVE BL – and am sad that Jillian is leaving, but I can see why. I’m surprised she has lasted as long as she has – and now she will move on to better things where she can help people without game playing. I think she loves the one on one aspect and connecting, and that’s the direction she’s going in.

    my favorite is (sabra) roasted red pepper… but I have not tried pine nut – must get on that!!

  3. Your oats look delicious and I love your taco it looks so good. I always do yogurt bowls in the mid day too, I love it with cheerios! 😀

  4. dont watch BL regularly, but can’t believe she’s leaving! and isn’t it amazing how powerful dark chocolate can be? 🙂

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  6. Lauren says:

    This was fun! That yogurt combo sounds sooooo amazing! My two favorite flavors..why haven’t I ever thought to combine them! You are genius!

  7. I love the addition of the coconut flakes in your bowl of oats this morning!

    Also I went back to the Body After Baby post you referenced here and I want to say that I love your outlook. I especially love how you emphasized that progress is not linear. I had a baby this past December and so I could totally relate to your post. I had days where I was so mad at the scale for not budging!

    Also, I think your progress has been phenomenal! Good job!

  8. mm says:

    I am now craving tacos and an ice cream sandwich!! 🙂
    I’ve watched every season of The Biggest Loser, and this isn’t the first time Jillian has left. She left back in Season 3 and another trainer (Kim) took over the Red team… then in Season 4 Jillian came back in a “surprise” kind of similar to what they did with the mystery trainers this season, and since Kim still had Jillian’s original Red team, that’s when they gave her the Black team. Then Kim was fired after Season 4, and it was just Bob and Jillian with the Blue and Black teams until this season.
    From what I heard, Jillian took off back then to really start her “brand”… if BL keeps going I’ll be really surprised if she doesn’t come back, even though the reason this time is because she wants to adopt and start a family…

  9. Groff's Girl says:

    Love those yummy eats for the day! I am a huge fan of oat mixtures, and yogurt bowls…I cannot wait to get into a house where I can be settled and get regular groceries, etc! I have been doing well with what I have though! Germany is already tempting me with their chocolates. Instead of Ghiradelli, I go for the kinder chocolates. I got a pack of 8 little ones, so I like to enjoy one of those when I read in the evening…I look forward to my daily evening chocolate! I can never seem to watch teh biggest loser (overseas) but I love Jillian. Her shred and yoga meltdown have been staples of mine…just finished the Shred here in the hotel room! I cannot imagine the show would be the same without her!!!

  10. Shayla says:

    Loved your meal post Tina!! So awesome to see a woman eating while accomplishing your body after baby, so inspiring and a testament in that we have to eat to lose to keep that metabolism on fire!

    I’m really bummed that Jillian is leaving, and I agree, Cara is not cutting it for me….she always looks like a deer in headlights and isn’t very motivational for me like Jillian was. What about Jackie Warner?!

    Both sisters are awesome but Hannah is my #1 choice too, she rocks 🙂

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