I’ve decided to bring back “What I Ate” type posts.  Food is a fun way to share a peek into my life.  And I really miss photographing and sharing my daily eats (I did it almost every day for over three years!).  Plus, a few weeks ago, I started snapping photos of my eats with my iPhone to help me stay on track with healthier eating habits. Why not bust out the nice camera every night and then?


I am a perfect eater? Heck no.  But as I did in years past, I’m consistently trying to strike that healthy balance between eating real food, juggling a hectic schedule, and having fun along the way (these three things are not mutually exclusive!).  I love reading other people’s What I Ate posts because I get lots of good meal and snack ideas – I hope you find some inspiration, too.  Okay – here we go!

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Hotel buffet:  Eggs, potatoes, fruit, coffee.  Exactly what I would’ve had at home.  Hah!

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While waiting for my flight to board, I ate an entire bag of Rice Pop Clusters from CVS (a sample from the BlogHer conference) and a banana.  This is when I started to realize that I had planned my lunch extremely poorly.  There was NO decent food options in my part of the Miami airport, and I didn’t have time to go searching.

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We sat on the runway for an extra hour and a half before taking off – UGH!  By the time we were in the air, I was pretty hungry.  The only on-board snack that I could buy that didn’t involve gluten or chocolate (normally, would’ve gone for the chocolate, but I felt chocolated-out after my weekend activities).  A squeezy back of hummus actually did the trick and held me over (I was surprised!).



“Please bring me a snack!” I texted the Husband.  He came to the airport bearing pumpkin seeds, which are my current favorite snack.


A stir-fry of frozen spinach, brown rice, and black beans.  This is my go-to meal lately.


Roasted veggies, lentils, and a rice noodle soup.  It was pretty tasty.


Did I say I was over chocolate?  I lied.  I had a sweet tooth after dinner and ate some Chocolate Chex with almond milk… Yum.


What did you eat for breakfast?



  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 19, 2014, 8:25 am

    Oh no! I’m always so afraid I’m going to get stuck on the plane with no food and an insane hunger so I always totally OVERPACK my snacks so I at least know there’s something I can eat!

  • Ali May 19, 2014, 8:44 am

    What kind of seasoning do you put on the spinach, rice and black bean stir fry?

    • Caitlin May 19, 2014, 9:15 am

      Big glob of earth balance and lots of sea salt 🙂

  • Cat May 19, 2014, 8:47 am

    Hummus to the rescue! I hate being stuck somewhere and hungry 😉 Looks like a decent hotel breakfast – love it when they have what I normally eat! This morning it was scrambled eggs, fresh cilantro and chives, and lashings of ricotta. Yum!

    • Caitlin May 19, 2014, 9:15 am

      That sounds awesome!

  • Laura@SneakersandSpatulas May 19, 2014, 9:09 am

    How awesome was the Game of Thrones ending last night?! Can’t wait for next weeks episode!

    • Caitlin May 19, 2014, 9:14 am

      OMG we were screeeeeeaming! This season is so good.

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs May 19, 2014, 9:34 am

    Getting stuck somewhere without access to snacks is the worst! Glad you at least found something to hold you over!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun May 19, 2014, 9:39 am

    Oh yes for some reason my sweet tooth kicks in EVERY night after dinner. I have to plan ahead to keep from going crazy 🙂

  • Kathleen Ojo @ My Ojos May 19, 2014, 9:58 am

    It’s always interesting to see how other healthy-eaters eat! That rice noodle soup looks delicious! I’m right in the middle of a Whole 30 right now, and while I’ve found that my sugar and most of my carb cravings are totally gone (amazing. I never would have thought) I do miss the taste and texture of a good stir-fry with rice. I will be making it soon 🙂

  • Sarah May 19, 2014, 11:06 am

    I love these kind of posts! I might add them to my own posts once in a while, too.
    I’m currently on a gestational diabetes diet, so my meals are pretty high protein and low sugar/carb these days. I had a blueberry protein shake, egg whites, and chicken sausage. Gotta get some veggies in with lunch (and dinner!).

  • Emily @ Transitional Objects May 19, 2014, 11:58 am

    For today’s breakfast, I made my usual smoothie — milk, kale, cacao, frozen bananas, and a squeeze of Agave nectar. Your stir-fry with spinach, rice, and black beans looks delish!

  • Emily @ Fit as a Mother... May 19, 2014, 12:52 pm

    Very healthy eats for a travel day! Breakfast for me was a delicious breakfast cookie made with oats, PB, brown rice protein, raisins, and almond milk – with some cinnamon and honey thrown in for taste. Yum!

  • Laura @ RunningJunkie May 19, 2014, 1:57 pm

    For breakfast I had two pieces of brown rice bread, one with peach jam one with grape, topped with a runny egg on each (and hot sauce to finish it off). My favorite breakfast.

    I cannot tame my sweet tooth. I’m obsessed with gelato right now.

  • Avery May 19, 2014, 4:02 pm

    I love ” what I ate” posts, there are always so inspiring.
    Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day! Here is a peek at what I like to have- http://www.averyspecialbreakfast.blogspot.com

  • Christi May 20, 2014, 9:29 am

    I had Pineapple Yogurt topped with Blueberries & Raw Oats. Yum 🙂

  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork May 20, 2014, 11:16 am

    Do you usually have brown rice cooked up for the week or did you wait for it to cook? Love a great, healthy, and quick go-to combo that isn’t complicated!
    Breakfast lately has been green smoothies. I use Garden of Life’s RAW protein, a small handful of old fashioned oats, about a tbl. of hemp seed, about a tbl. of almond butter, fill the rest of the cup with mixed greens, then pour almond milk over it before blending. This morning I put in about 1 tbl. of coconut flakes as well, but they were a bit stale and crunchy. Need to get more.
    Thanks for sharing your eats. I love seeing what everyone else eats in a day and as you said it’s a great way to get ideas for meals and snacks.

    • Caitlin May 20, 2014, 2:12 pm

      I buy frozen brown rice from Trader Joe’s – it’s amazing!

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