Getting Your Veggies at Breakfast

Breakfasts this week!  I eat a lot of eggs but the goal was to incorporate more veggies into my breakfasts so there’s that.

Wednesday, my Monday, I was running super late so it was breakfast on the go for me. 1 hard boiled egg and 1/2 a tomato.

I’m all about a running yolk so fried eggs are common over here. The other half of the tomato and avocado slices are under 2 eggs in the top right pic. I was going to add a slice of bacon (and only 1 egg) but I brought my package to work for lunch and forgot it in the work fridge, so I had to forgo that and instead added another egg.

Yesterday was 2 more fried eggs and under there is a hash of spinach, mushrooms, bacon and green onions. I got the idea from pinterest and it’s quickly become a favorite breakfast of mine.

And this morning. Again, it needed to be quick as I was running out the door so hard boiled eggs to the rescue again. I always have hard boiled eggs on hand! chopped up with the rest of my avocado that needed to be eaten. Copper was super interested in what I had going on.

This is real life guys, rushing out the door, simple and easy meals. Using leftovers and whatever is on hand. I do eat more savory breakfasts over sweet ones typically because I’m usually aiming for protein and veggies and less carbs personally but I do like a good pancake here and there! (After my 10 miler last week, I did go eat pancakes and Ihop! worth it!) But it’s not impossible. You can add zucchini or even carrots shavings to oatmeal or pancake batter. Get creative!





What I Pack in my Lunch Box

Guys, I’m not a food photographer!

But I wanted to give you guys a peak into what I eat for lunch. Lunch can be hard, sometimes. It has to be something I can prep and pack for work and I often get stuck in a rut. Sandwiches anyone?? Plus at my job, I eat at my desk a lot. (you’ll notice!) So here’s what I’ve packed for myself this week.

The top picture is one of my favorite salads. It’s just plain lettuce, carrot matchsticks, cucumber, green onion, peas and tuna (I used the Ranch Starkist packet) and dressing is Olive Garden Light. (I used to add shredded cheddar but I’m trying to eat less dairy now.) I don’t think this salad sounds very exciting but I really do like it!

On the left is my half eaten lunch before I thought to snap a pic. Very orange. I grabbed the leftover sweet potatoes from my fam’s Christmas dinner (thanks mom!) and dumped some bbq chicken from the crockpot on top with a side of carrots.

Middle: the other half of the sweet potato (each was about 3-4 oz) topped with ground turkey cooked with taco seasoning, salsa and avocado.

And right was meal prepped a couple weeks ago, I just pulled out of the freezer and let it defrost in the work fridge. Salmon with a homemade teriyaki ginger marinade, jasmine rice and roasted green beans.

There you go! Meal prep helps a ton  or else I go with really simple meals I can literally throw together in a bowl. haha.


What are your favorite brown bag lunches??