Instead of sharing a recipe created by someone else, I wanted to share what I ate today! I keep my meals pretty simplistic and they don’t vary a lot from day-to-day. I find the more I can bulk cook things the better, so I am not in the kitchen 24/7 (as much as I love cooking). My meals for today included:
Breakfast – Blueberry Protein Pancakes
I did use chia seeds instead of flax and didn’t use wheat germ. I also like to use 4 egg whites and 1 whole egg instead of 5 egg whites. The egg yolk helps me get in my daily dose of healthy fats (yes fat is good for you, but only the healthy stuff ex.avocado, nuts, nut butters).
Snack – 3/4 cup Greek yogurt, 3 drops of stevia and 3 fresh strawberries chopped and added to the yogurt.
Lunch – Protein – 5 oz grilled chicken breast
Carb – 3/4 cup yams (tossed in 1 tsp organic coconut oil and cinnamon cooked at 400 for 40 minutes) & beets
Vegetables – Roasted brussel sprouts (tossed in 1 tsp organic coconut oil, 1/2 tsp himalayan salt, & Mrs.Dash)
Snack – Homemade Protein Bar courtesy of The Natural Mothers Network.
I skipped the dried berries, halved the amount of honey and used almond butter instead of peanut and they are AMAZING!
Supper – The same thang as lunch exnay the yams and beets!
Before Bed Snack – Yes that is correct, I eat before bed ;). I will be having a protein almond butter shake. Protein to help build muscle and almond butter to slow the digestion of the protein while I get my zzzzzzzz’s.
I hope this helps to give you ideas of what to eat on a daily basis. Like I said, keep it simple and cook in bulk.
I made 8 chicken breasts today, which will hopefully last a couple of days. But if you have a larger family or a more hectic schedule, than make 20 chicken breasts at once if you have to! Steam or roast all the veggies you will need for the week. Washing and chopping raw veggies is also a great way to be prepared. Just throw them in a ziploc the night before to go along with your lunch. Make your own protein bars (baked 0r unbaked varieties) and use them as one of your snacks. A rice cooker will make your life A LOT easier when it comes to making sure you include a carb in your lunch/supper. You just literally set it and forget it. You can make enough to last 3 (I sometimes squeese 4 days out of it, but don’t tell anyone ;)), or you can make enough yams to last a couple of days.
It doesn’t matter if you have appointments or are running here there and everywhere, take a cooler with you. When I have to go into the city for whatever reason, I always bring my cooler along with my lunch and a snack. This way I don’t have to stop anywhere to eat, and I get a healthy and nutritious meal. Always keep an apple (or whatever fruit you like), some almonds and a homemade protein bar (or Larabar) in your purse for emergency situations.
Utilizing the above tips are a great way to stay on track and prevent you from stopping by the drive-thru. Real food doesn’t come from a window ;). You can cook enough for a week, freeze your meals and take them out as you need them.
Before I head out, I want to share an amazing Facebook page I recommend everyone check out. Here name is Michelle LeSueur and I could sit on her page and read her articles all day! She has amazing insight on the human body and provides you with incredible information. She makes you aware of what you are putting in your mouth and the effects it can have on your body. Make sure to check it out! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michelle-LeSueur-Energetic-practitioner-and-Nutritionist/365119622485
I love the picture below and wanted to share it with you! I hope you feel this way about working out too ;).