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.
- 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 email@example.com 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
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 Bodybuilding.com 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.
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
All 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
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.
We 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
This is litcherally (I’ve been watching Parks and Recreation) the 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.