I start everyday with a tall glass of water followed by two cups of coffee with a teaspoon of creamer. I ditched the sugar over a year ago, and I don’t even miss it! I am a creature of habit and every morning I eat the same thing, 2 eggs over medium with a side of veggies and hot pepper flakes/Parmesan on top! YUM! I prep my veggies on Sunday so that I’m sure to grab them. If you make it easily accessible, you’re more prone to grab the healthy options.
For a snack, I eat a cup of mixed fruit or sometimes I like cottage cheese and tomatoes. Just depends on what I’m feeling that day and on what food groups I’ve already eaten.
Today for lunch, I made a salad. I have quinoa prepped and cold in the fridge to go in salads or to heat up as a side! If you haven’t tried it, I encourage you to give it a go. It’s a grain packed with protein and fiber. I also throw in veggies (carrots, tomato, avocado, hot peppers) and turkey or chicken – whatever is already in the fridge. I like something salty/crunchy when I eat salads, and today it was organic tortilla chips.
My second snack of the day is always a health shake with frozen strawberries, and I paired it with some popcorn. I like Skinny Pop or I pop it myself in a brown paper bag in the microwave with a dollop of coconut oil!
Dinner was chicken and mushrooms with pasta (whole grain – read your labels and go for the high fiber content). I use a pasta sauce with low sugar and sodium content and add some fresh tomato, onion and garlic to spice it up! Another favorite is zucchini noodles with my spiraler (they sell these cheap at Target). If you choose the zucchini, sauté for no more then 3-5 minutes or they get soggy! I also drain before plating.
For dessert – apples and natural peanut butter with my girl. I’m very passionate about sharing nutrition with my kids. They understand what fruits and veggies do for our bodies, and I hope that these things carry over to their teenage/adult years.
Not photographed is my wine – everything in moderation! I live by an 80/20 rule. Eighty percent of what I eat is healthy/clean food and the other twenty is treats.