Friday Five: Healthy Eating

Every Friday, three DC area bloggers Mar at Mar On the Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up For What?! and Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC to host the Friday Five linkup.  Anyone can join with their own Friday Five post (yes, it must be a Friday Five!!)  They encourage you to visit other blogs on the linkup, comment, share and engage!

My “food & drink” topic for this Friday is Five Healthy Items I have Everyday

I’m the first to admit that I don’t eat healthy.  If there is a sweet around, I will eat it.

But here’s what I eat/drink everyday:

  1. Oatmeal

I would prefer waffles, pancakes or French toast with syrup, butter and bacon!! But I do eat oatmeal everyday for breakfast.  I add raisins, cinnamon and sometimes fruit or nuts.


2. Herbal Tea

I drink it in the morning and sometimes in the evening.  I gave up caffeine so this was my alternative.  (I am dying for a cup of coffee as I write this.) I buy leaves in many flavors and I also have tea bags (which don’t taste as good.) But yes, I still crave a vanilla latte. (I get decaf ones in Starbucks for a treat.)

3. Greek Yogurt

I have it for lunch.  I usually add granola. Would I rather have pizza?  YES!!

4. Water

I keep it at my desk.  Do I drink as much as I should?  Not at all.  The only time I really get thirsty is when I’m on the treadmill. But I haven’t had soda in years and I don’t miss it at all.

5. Apple

Sometimes, I eat one for a snack at work but mostly I eat one in the evening.  It’s my snack.  I don’t keep cookies or chips in the house so this is what I grab when I am hungry.

Of course, there are other things that sneak into my diet that aren’t so healthy.

Happy Running! What healthy things do you eat on a daily basis?



7 thoughts on “Friday Five: Healthy Eating

  1. I eat almost all of those same things every day with the exception of tea and oatmeal. I’m a coffee girl. I also eat oatmeal or yogurt for breakfast. I typically eat a banana almost every day and a small salad with lunch or dinner. And yes, I would always rather have pizza!!


  2. I tend to eat a lot more variety — the same things over and over just bore me. I do have an apple almost every day, and a banana (or 2, or 3). Eggs come into play on a fairly regular basis in a variety of ways.

    I do cycle back & forth — on days I run, I eat more carbs; on days I don’t, I eat less. It’s not a formal thing, but it seems to work well for me.


  3. I have never been able to stomach oatmeal but an apple or greek yogurt ? Yes. I often cook the apple in the microwave for a minute then add the greek yogurt. So good. Not keeping sweets in the house is definitely what I need to do… I have a major sweet tooth.


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