What I Eat In a Day: At Work

November 7, 2016

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my job requires me to work from an office. And, I am determined to make the best of it. That includes taking care of my health. Here is what I prepare and eat during my 8-5 work day!

7:00 am

Wake up. Shower (sometimes). Stretch. Drink a big glass of water.

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Staying hydrated is the best thing you can do for yourself. I try to finish this liter of water before I have anything to eat. I have recently started taking some supplements, so I wash these down in the morning as well. I have been taking L-Lysine, B12, Turmeric, Zinc and a Probiotic, daily. I plan to go into my supplement usage in another post, as I am still experimenting with what I need.

Next, I prepare my smoothie. I am not usually really hungry right when I wake and I find that I am less hungry throughout the day if I only drink water or tea for the first few hours upon waking. I make my smoothie in the morning, and pack it for later.

Lately, my morning smoothies include:

  • 2-3 frozen bananas
  • About a handful of frozen blueberries
  • Two dates
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 scoop of wheat barley grass powder
  • A few splashes of almond milk and water

8:30 am

After riding my bike to work and settling in, I make a cup of tea. I have been drinking  Trader Joe’s Ginger Turmeric every morning and I find the flavor both soothing and refreshing.  I don’t feel the need to drink coffee anymore, as I feel energized enough in the morning and I don’t feel that I needed an added stimulate to my system. (I also plan to go further into this in another post.)

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9:30 am

I usually get hungry for my smoothie at this point. I have been drinking this same blend for about two weeks now and I am always delighted with how refreshing and sweet it is.

11:00 am

Now it’s time for second breakfast. I am obsessed with overnight oatmeal right now and have been preparing some nightly to enjoy in the middle of my morning. For these oats, I used vanilla oat milk, a little coconut cream, lots of cinnamon, golden raisins from the farmers market and a few swirls of almond butter.

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12:30 pm/1:00pm

I usually take my lunch around this time and I have a whole hour. I have the luxury of living about 5 minutes via bike from my job so I ride home for lunch. I especially like this because it gets me moving and out into the fresh air in the middle of the day. Because I want to embrace my full hour, I usually make something quick and easy for lunch. I also prefer to have something raw because I need the energy to get through the rest of the day.

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Today, I prepared a plate of zucchini noodles with slices of avocado and green onion. I topped this off with a little vegan ranch dressing. I am not a huge fan of salads so this works perfectly for me. I usually spend my break watching Youtube videos.

For a little something sweet before heading back to the office, I made a date and banana taco with almond butter.

Both of these lunch items could easily be made in the morning and packed in a lunch box if you aren’t able to come home for lunch!

3:30pm

Sometimes I will make more tea if I am starting to get hungry or fidgety. I also like to snack on some walnuts or grapes. I also should mention that I bring a canteen of filtered water with me every day, that I finish before my work day is over.

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Here is my simple work day menu! I hope you enjoyed this or found it helpful. Remember, don’t let anything stand in the way of keeping yourself healthy. You are worth it 🙂

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2 Comments

  • Reply Amy Goss-Espinosa November 7, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    That looks very good. I will love to try this.

  • Reply Claudia November 9, 2016 at 10:09 am

    I want to make this yummy oatmeal 🙂

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