Monday, September 30, 2013

Get in my Belly!

Since I eat breakfast every morning and pack a lunch each night for work I've been asked a few times what a typical day is like. I've always been a breakfast gal since childhood and I've packed a lunch since high school so I'm used to the routine. I love to eat out, but it can really add up during the week buying lunch each day. I prefer to see my money spent on Ellie or in my closet and not on my waistline, but to each their own.

Here's a typical food day during the week:

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Breakfast:
-Overnight oats
I just started doing this and love it! Oatmeal helps breast milk production and I have seen a spike in what I'm able to pump each day (although each day still varies between 8-11.5 oz while at work pumping 3x). I use a mix of 1 cup oats, a full yogurt container, and 1/2 cup milk. So far my favorites have been raspberry and blueberry yogurt.
-Cereal
This ranges from Frosted Flakes, Lucky Charms, Cheerios, Frosted Mini-Wheats whatever has a good sugar intake. I can't help my sweet tooth!

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Lunch:
-Fruit/Veggies
I like to pack several fruits and veggies ranging from nectarines, peaches, raspberries, bananas, apples, kiwi, carrots, grapes, or cucumbers. They're nice healthy snacks that are also refreshing and I don't have to worry about how much of them I eat.
-Cheese
I'm a total cheese freak and have string cheese on the daily. I'm not kidding. I think the only meal it's missing from is my breakfast. I love Colby-Jack sticks- they're so delicious!
-Snacks
I'll add granola bars, gummy bears, cookies, pretzels, and chips to each lunch. It's nice having something crunchy and sweet each day. 
-Sandwich
Each night I pack all of my snacks and make a sandwich fresh each morning. Turkey is my favorite meat and I don't really venture outside of that although I do like other sandwich meats. Eating a turkey sandwich can get boring on a daily basis so I switch it up by using spicy/brown mustards, banana peppers, adding salt/pepper, and using different cheeses. Right now my favorite is Sargento's Colby-Pepper Jack. 

What does your day look like? Do you eat breakfast and pack a lunch too? 

FTC: I received my choice of Sargento cheese complimentary for review from Influenster. All opinions are my own and based off my own experience. The cheese is bomb.

6 comments :

Meg O. said...

Yes, I like to have a crunchy and sweet treat each day, too. Love overnight oats!!

Crumbs and Curls said...

I recently started making my oatmeal & realized that it tastes so much better then the instant oatmeal packets!

Kristin
crumbsandcurls.blogspot.com

Schnelle said...

I am a Colby jack lover too. I'll have I try the overnight oats- sounds yummy plus I need a break from my regular maple oatmeal.

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I want to try these overnight oats. My gf eats them all the time and loves them. She adds peanut butter to hers.

Simply Amy said...

Oatmeal is every breast feeding mommas friend. The overnight recipes are the best!

Ella Pretty Blog said...

Love the insight into your daily menu - what a great way to stay on budget by packing lunch!

I tried the overnight oats but i just could not get over the consistency...but I do like hot oatmeal!