I eat breakfast when I wake up, usually I have plain Greek yogurt with about 1/4 cup of grains (like grape nuts, or whatever) and some dried cranberries or a little maple syrup or honey mixed in. I have two cups of coffee (I like it black).
Morning snack is usually a handful of almonds or a piece of fruit.
Lunch is often a sandwich, whole grain bread with humus and veggies, or maybe turkey, mayo and veggies. I usually have some chips on the side because a sandwich just doesn’t feel right without them! I drink either water, seltzer, or iced/hot tea all day.
In the afternoon sometimes I have another snack, like crackers and cheese or a piece of fruit. Maybe chips and salsa sometimes.
Dinner is different each night. My partner and I both really enjoy cooking and eating out. If we eat in, its usually vegetarian, although we probably have either fish or chicken once a week. We rarely cook red meat. I usually make black bean tacos (beans, diced tomatoes, corn, and lots of spices) one night, and we’ll usually have whole grain pasta w/ spinach and tomato sauce one night. I eat dessert after dinner each night: ice cream, cookies, whatever we have that week.
We eat out about once a week, which I love but its the reason I can’t lose weight. When we go out we’ll usually split an appetizer, each have an entree, and then eat dessert. Plus, I’ll have a cocktail and a glass of wine or a couple beers.
I started eating healthier by planning my meals each week, and grocery shopping once a week. If its a busy week, we have things like frozen veggie burgers and frozen salmon burgers on hand. The pasta thing is really easy too: we just throw penne pasta in the water, and then at the last minute through in a bunch of baby spinach, and have it with a tomato (not cream) sauce. In the summer we plan to have a salad for dinner one night a week, but its a fancy salad (this week it had green beans and potatoes on it with a walnut dressing). I read the blog smittenkitchen for good recipe ideas, and check martha stewart out too.
Eating breakfast really helps me too, and I’ve read its the best thing you can do if you’re trying to lose weight. You could hardboil some eggs at the beginning of the week and have one with a piece of toast if you’re in a hurry. Have easy fruits like bananas and stuff on hand.
I totally just wrote a novel! I’m sorry if you weren’t looking for advice, I just love food, and learning to really appreciate and love the food I ate helped me become much healthier.