A Day in the Life: Monday’s Eats

January 25, 2011

More often than not, I get asked about what I eat. Sometimes the question comes from ardent meat-eaters who can’t fathom going an entire day without consuming animal protein of some sort. Other days it’s simply from those who are serious about health, eating well and cutting out processed food from their daily routine.

In both cases, I am by no means an expert, and I don’t intend to start blogging every meal I eat. However, I thought it might be fun to document meals every now and again, if nothing more than to provide a bit of ordinary inspiration.

*1 large (1/2 cup batter) Buttermilk Blueberry-Lemon Pancake drizzled with 1/2 tablespoon of natural peanut butter and a 1/4 cup light pancake syrup
*4 oz. of 2% Fage Greek Yogurt sprinkled with cinnamon
*2 cups of dark roast coffee with a dash of 2% milk

*2 slices of Trader Joe’s Sprouted Grain Bread, toasted, with 1 oz. cheddar cheese topped with sliced cucumber, tomatoes, Trader Joe’s Tomato Basil Hummus and lettuce
*1 medium pear, sliced, drizzled with 1/2 tablespoon of natural peanut butter, sprinkled with cinnamon and a dollop of 2% Fage Greek Yogurt
*Glass of water

*A couple bites of a cheesy broccoli-pasta bake at a recipe taste panel
*More water and a cup of peppermint tea

*1 Trader Joe’s Bean and Rice Burrito
*2 cups roasted broccoli, drizzled with olive oil and topped with chopped shallots and kosher salt
*More water

Post-Workout Snack
*Fruit smoothie made with 1 cup frozen mixed berries, 1/2 cup Naked Juice Berry Veggie Machine, 1/2 cup water and 3 ice cubes
*A handful of Trader Joe’s Cat Cookies

Happy Tuesday, everyone!


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  • Reply Anonymous January 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    That sandwich looks great!! Lynette

  • Reply Jenn from Much to My Delight January 25, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    This rundown makes me think I should start writing down what I eat everyday so I'm truly conscious of what I'm putting in my mouth! Good lookin' sandwich, girl.

  • Reply Brewed Bohemian January 25, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    That sandwich looks great! Thanks for sharing the picture as well as the ingredients.

  • Reply Anonymous January 26, 2011 at 3:37 am

    Hello, Madison. I'm sure you don't remember us but our families were friends in Florida. Your mom was Ashley's Sunday School teacher 🙂 In fact, my girls and I came up to see you in Iowa soon after you moved up there with your mom. I love your blog and was excited to find it! You mom and I have recently connected on LinkedIn and have caught up. Congrats on all your successes! Can't wait to try some of your recipes!
    ~ Joni (Ashley & Kristen) Eden

  • Reply Madison Mayberry January 26, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Joni –

    I talked with my mom last night and she shared with me the crazy way you guys reconnected! So good to hear from you and reconnect through Espresso and Cream. 🙂

    Keep in touch!


  • Reply Lauren at KeepItSweet January 26, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I also use greek yogurt as a major protein source.

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