MaryKatherine (My 5 Favorite Things to Eat Right Now)

FitnessFridays just posted this: FitnessFridays (My 5 Favorite Things to Eat Right Now), so, in the spirit of competition  solidarity, I wanted to share MY 5 Favorite Things to Eat Right Now.

I am a super, super picky eater, so a lot of things most people eat that are healthy, I don’t like them.

For example:

  • I don’t like any type of fruit. At all. Really.
  • I don’t like salsa.
  • I don’t like salad.
  • I don’t like tuna.
  • I don’t like cottage cheese.

I’m doing IIFYM to track what I eat, and so is FitnessFridays, just FYI. You can e-mail her at if you have any questions about that. I also recommend stalking  following GymGirlJessie on Instagram. She 1. can give you a macro plan for super cheap and 2. she is hilarious. I don’t know her at all. I wish I did though. Because we would be best friends forever and ever and ever she’s super entertaining.

That aside, here are:

My 5 Favorite Things to Eat Right Now

1. Cellucor Cor Performance Whey Cookies & Cream and Almond Milk

I eat a lot of protein power in yogurt, but that’s already been discussed. Right now, I’m on a protein powder and almond milk kick. For protein powder users, you’re like…. duh. But I am new to the protein powder game and I just started using almond milk… and it’s like a tiny milkshake.

Here are the two brands of almond milk I’ve tried:

Silk Light Vanilla Almond Milk    Unsweetened Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Vanilla

almond breeze milk silk milk

The Silk makes a thicker type of shake, more like a milkshake. But it’s got more calories, sugar, and carbs than the Almond Breeze. If you’ve got the calories, sugar, and carbs to spare, go with Silk. Otherwise, the Almond Breeze is still really good. Both are MILES ahead of protein power and water, which is definitely drinkable but not comparable to using almond milk.

Here’s my favorite protein powder. I suggest buying from because they always have deals and they have a lot of flavor options. Other good flavors: cake batter, peanut butter marshmallow, and red velvet cake batter.

protein shake 2

Work protein shake fixins. I like the Blender Bottle to shake, shake, shake it up.


1 cup Almond Breeze and 1 scoop Cookies and Cream = 160cals, 6carbs, 5fat, 26protein

1 cup Silk and 1 scoop Cookies and Cream = 190cals, 15carbs, 4fat, 26protein

2. Brown Rice + Vegetables


This is an easy little dish that the boyfriend recently made in a giant pan and it was incredible. I have a hard time eating brown rice (because Rice-a-Roni is delicious) but this worked for me. The spices and flavoring are at your own discretion, because I watched the boyfriend and he really just throws this and that in a pan – a skill I lack. Just being honest.


  • 1 cup whole grain brown rice
  • 1 package Steamfresh peas
  • 1 package Steamfresh corn
  • 1 package Butterball Everyday Recipe Starters Polska Kielbalsa Turkey Sausage
  • Soy sauce, minced garlic, pepper, salt, onion powder, any other seasoning you want


  • Cook the brown rice.
  • Cook each microwavable vegetable in the microwave.
  • Cut turkey sausage into rounds and brown turkey sausage in a pan.
  • Add vegetables to pan with turkey sausage.
  • Add your mixture of seasonings.
  • Transfer rice to pan, stir thoroughly. Let sit for a few minutes so everything mixes.
  • Eat it.

Makes 4 servings.


371cals, 66carbs, 5fat, 10protein

3. MorningStar Burger + Potato Fries

morninstarAll veggie burgers are not created the same. I don’t like red meat very much, I’m more of a chicken person, so eating veggie burgers has never been hard for me. However, the boyfriend has tested and tasted all the veggie burgers and MorningStar is by far the best. I don’t eat mine on a bun, because I’m that person, but you certainly can. Use Worcestershire sauce and cook it in the pan and it’s unbeatable.

We usually eat these with potato fries, which are exactly what they sound like: fries cut of out potatoes. Just slice a potato into strips and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, flipping them halfway through. You can add whatever spices you want to them so they are tastier.


1 burger + 1/2 potato = 240cals, 31carbs, 6fat, 19protein

4. Tortilla Pizzas

So, if you want pizza, but know you can’t eat pizza everyday, here’s the best way to conquer that. tortilla pizzas

Ingredients (for 2 pizzas):

  • 2 tortillas
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese
  • 17 turkey pepperonis


  • Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Place 2 tortillas on lined baking sheet.
  • Add pizza sauce, spread.
  • Add turkey pepperonis.
  • Add shredded cheese.
  • Bake in oven for 10 minutes, or until cheese bubbles.


390cals, 37carbs, 17fat, 20protein

5. Air-popped Popcorn

The boyfriend got one of those things that makes air-popped popcorn for Christmas, and it’s been my go-to since then. You’ll need an air-popper, of course, and then popcorn to pop in there.

popcorn seasoningWe put this stuff on there and it’s SO GOOD: Kernel Seasons.

We’ve tried Buffalo Wing, Cheesy Jalapeno, and Nacho Cheddar. We’ve also put all three on there at one time and it’s also really tasty.

It’ll be a little dry, so before you put that seasoning on there spritz it with some Parkay Spray Butter.


1.5 cups air popped popcorn = 47cals, 9carbs, 1fat, 2protein



g yogurt 2This is litcherally (I’ve been watching Parks and Recreation) g yogurt 1the best Greek yogurt on the face of this planet: Dannon Light and Fit Greek Yogurt. 

I eat one, if not two, every single day. This is Salted Caramel. Other favorites: Toasted Coconut Vanilla, Key Lime, Citrus Blend.

IIFYM: 80cals, 9carbs, 0fat, 12protein

Enjoy! Any other good recipes (that are picky-eater friendly…) feel free to share!

Also, if you’re super interested in what I eat everyday, friend me on MyFitnessPal: mkaye11.


2 thoughts on “MaryKatherine (My 5 Favorite Things to Eat Right Now)

  1. My sister is SUPER picky! She’s been really inspired by Abby and you! She has lost more than 30 pounds since October! Now, I don’t know if you are like her or not, but she would never eat any fruit either because she mostly didn’t like the textures. However, I’m pretty sure she hadn’t tried any since she was two. After making several lifestyle changes, she realized she HAD to eat healthier, less processed foods. So, she forced herself to eat fruits to hopefully “acquire a taste for them.” Now, she eats several fruits! But, she literally had to MAKE herself eat them.

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    • I’ve tried a couple here recently.. even tried to eat some dried fruit. It might be just a complete mental block at this point. 😦 I definitely have a texture issue so I feel her on that!

      30 pounds is INCREDIBLE!!! HIGH FIVE!!!! Tell her she can message me, text me, or whatever if ever she needs anything, although I am definitely pro-Kayce when it comes to getting in shape!


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