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Monday Meals

Hi guys! Today I spent a lot of time at home working on secondary applications for medical school (if you’re not familiar with the process, applying to medical school requires two applications: the primary app, which is similar to the common app for college,  and the secondary app, which is different for each school that you apply to). Anyway, what this really means is that in between essays, I was able to make a bunch of delicious meals 🙂 !

 

I started the day off with peanut butter and banana before heading to the gym. You guys will quickly figure out that I am so not a gym rat! I do a lot better with yoga and pilates classes, but I’m trying to get more cardio in so I got my butt to the gym this morning. When I got back I made this:

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Tomato, pepper & spinach omelet with peaches and raspberries on the side.

I sautéed the peppers and grape tomatoes in olive oil first since they take a little longer to cook and then threw in some spinach.

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Once the veggies were cooked to my liking I added in the eggs. Instead of flipping my omelet to cook the other side, I like to stick the entire pan in the broiler until the top is cooked through. This works best for me since I tend to put a lot of veggies in my omelets, which makes it kind of difficult to flip them.

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 Here are the ingredients:

Omelet:

  • 2 eggs
  • 4 grape tomatoes
  • handful of spinach
  • 2 thin slices of yellow bell pepper cut up into smaller pieces
  • 2 thin slices of red bell pepper cut up into smaller pieces
  • olive oil
  • salt and peper (to taste)

Fruit:

  • 1 peach
  • small handful of raspberries

 

For lunch I had this:

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Avocado, arugula & peppers on toast.

 I mashed one whole avocado with a fork and mixed in salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil. Then I spread the avocado over toast and added the arugula and peppers.

Here are the ingredients:

  • 2 slices of Whole Food’s Seeduction bread toasted
  • 1 avocado (you can probably use 1/2.. I’m just obsessed with avocado so the more the merrier!!)
  • Handful of arugula (5-7 leaves per slice)
  • 6 thin slices of red bell pepper (3 on each toast)
  • 4 thin slices of yellow bell pepper (2 on each toast)
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

I had to teach ballet later in the day, so before I left I made a smoothie 🙂 Oh yea… and I ate a chocolate hazelnut biscotti from Whole Foods (not the healthiest thing in the world, but it was baked fresh and they sell it at Whole Foods so that makes it ‘whole’ right?).

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Berry, Mango, Spinach Smoothie with a biscotti.

 I love smoothies, but they don’t always fill me up. I like to add in greek yogurt for extra protein, which helps me stay full longer. I also like to include fresh spinach because its packed with so many nutrients and I usually can’t even taste that it’s in there.

Here are the ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup frozen berry mix (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
  • 2/3 cup frozen mango
  • handful of spinach
  • Plain Fage greek yogurt (7oz)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

 

After teaching, I went to hot yoga. It was a great class today!! I’m still working on my head stands…I feel like I need more strength in my shoulders and upper body. Do you guys have any good tips for getting into head stands?

 

When I got home I was starving so I made a small plate of snacks 🙂

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Mild cheddar cheese slices, sliced apples, roasted almonds, & pistachios.

I ended the night with nutella 🙂 I had to do it. Maybe tomorrow I’ll be stronger! What did you guys eat today? Post a comment below 🙂