WIAW: What I ate Wednesdays, all vegetarian breakfast

photo 5egetarian eats to start your morning

If you don’t eat much in the a.m. and want a clean, simple way to begin the day, this might be for you! You can get in some veggies that are usually missed during the morning and I haven’t forgotten to add coffee to this meal. Mmmmm…coffee. My goal is to experiment and find ways to eat healthy while not sacrificing taste. I am on the hunt for foods that are good for my tummy, my blood glucose levels and that fuel my body for all the races I have planned.

Juice:

  • carrots and celery chopped to fit juicer
  • make enough juice to fill 1 cup
  • provides vitamin A, C, E, K, potassium, calcium via The Holy Kale

4 grams of carbs/80 calories Coffee:

  • 1 cup coffee
  • 2 stevia packets
  • soy or almond drink

0 grams carbs/ 14 calories Toast:

16 grams carbs/ 185 calories * This particular bread contains egg Water:

  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 0 grams carbs/0 calories

There you have it!

Total: 20 grams carbs/ 279 calories photo Watermarked Photo-1 Don’t forget to set your alarm to check your bg’s. What do you eat for breakfast? Is there a way to make a healthier version?

WIAW: What I ate Wednesdays, a walk for sushi

photo 1-3 Ahhh sushi. So good. So hard to calculate.

Best of intentions

1. Changing sushi restaurant to one that offers brown rice.

2. Ditching the car and walking to the resto.

Despite best intentions

photoDuring my mid-way walk check I ended up low. A few Dex 4’s and a Lara mini bar later and things leveled out.

After the extra long stroll, it was time to eat!

Two really hungry friends = quickly ordering three plates of sushi (way too much) and completely forgetting to change our rice to brown.

Pre-meal (6.8 mmol/L or 122 mg/dl) and post meal (6.9 mmol/L or 124 mg/dl).

My estimations at sushi meals have been pretty accurate lately, despite the tricky carb count. Fingers crossed the streak continues!

Although the walk was long and with a low, it was still great. Got to listen to my podcasts and catch up with a few friends on my phone (all things I could have done on the couch). Best of all, I got in light cardio and more movement.

Things may not have worked out exactly how I wanted it but my good intentions were there and I made the effort.

J

My first WIAW post: pre-workout smoothie

WIAW: What I ate Wednesdays

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I’m the newest member of WIAW!

‘What I ate Wednesdays’ or WIAW: A popular term many use on social media to showcase food (glorious food. I’m getting hungry already!).

You can be a top chef or just a foodie like myself. Just snap a photo of what you ate, and share!

Learn more about WIAW on a food blog I like to follow, Peas and Crayons.

Everyone has their own reason for participating in WIAW, and here’s mine:

  • to document and share my relationship with food after my type 1 diabetes diagnosis (summer 2012)
  • find out what foods are best for me to make the most out of training (I need to learn how to fuel right and keep my bg’s nice and steady)
  • diary what works/doesn’t in this wonky process called the honeymoon period
  • share my journey in learning more about nutrition
  • take photos of food (which I already do, all the time), then devour and enjoy every bite and claim “WIAW!”

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My daily post-workout smoothie! (workout not required)

  • 1 medium banana (around 25g carbs)
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries (I always buy bags of frozen berries so nothing spoils) (around 7g carbs)
  • 1 scoop Vega All in One Nutrition-Natural flavour (2g carbs)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (0g carbs)
  • 1 tbsp spirulina (1g carbs) | What is spirulina? |
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond drink (1g carbs)
  • 1 tsp flaxseed oil (0g carbs)
  • stevia to sweeten

=36g of carbs | 397 calories |

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This smoothie gives me enough to almost hit my daily vitamin A, C, calcium and half my iron requirements. Immediately after workouts I take 50 per cent less short-acting insulin and for me, this smoothie never makes me go high if I follow that formula. My stomach feels great and I’m energized.

Let me know if you try this out or if you have another post-workout smoothie to share. And remember to check your bg’s! Just like Bob the Banana here….

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Happy WIAW,

J

*I use my MyFitnessPal app and scan in as many ingredients as I can to give a proper carb count. Other foods are estimated. Please always see a professional when it comes to your dietary needs.