Food for Thought. . .

It feels great to be on track again with my nutrition.  I thought it would be fun to share some of the things I’ve been eating and enjoying since my last post.  If you want any recipes please let me know and I’d be happy to share!  I’m a Pinterest fanatic so that’s where I find most of my recipes!

Some Breakfast Ideas

  • eggs with turkey bacon
  • Kashi Go Lean Honey Almond Flax Crunch cereal
  • Sprouted grain toast with nut butter, honey, and unsweetened coconut flakes
  • oatmeal
  • goji berry oatmeal bake

This is the sprouted grain bread I buy at Aldi.  No flour, 3 g protein per slice, and 1 g sugar per slice.  When I go to Giant there is one by Angelic Bakehouse called Strong & Smart that I usually buy.   It is in the organic section and in the freezer!  Aldi’s is fresh but I like them both the same.

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One way that I like to prepare oatmeal. . .

  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats cooked in 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • sweeten with honey, agave,  or small amount of sugar
  • add dried blueberries and chia seeds
  • sprinkle unsweetened coconut flakes on top
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Lunch Idea

I usually will eat leftovers from dinner the night before if there are any (with two teenage boys in the house, there are rarely any!), or I’ll make a salad with red pepper, chickpeas or black beans, goat cheese or feta, cucumber…whatever I happen to have on hand.

However, Jen shared her chickpea salad recipe with me and I make it all the time now!  It is REALLY good, easy to make, and good for you!

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Another way to use the sprouted grain bread!

 

Sorry for the sideways pic below… here’s another lunch with…shockingly…..some leftover coconut lime chicken from the night before.  I just sauteed some yellow squash to go with it and had a quick and easy lunch.  Surprisingly this coconut lime chicken tasted much better the second time around.

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Dinner

Sweet potato black bean burgers for the win yesterday and they are one of my new all time favorite meals.  I need to make them on a regular basis.  Unfortunately everyone in my family likes them (even the boy who hates sweet potatoes), so I will not have any leftovers for lunch today.    Truly, I am happy they all liked them!

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The coconut lime chicken recipe was also a new one this week.   If I’m not trying a new recipe, we pretty much tend to grill a lean protein and then have veggies as a side.   Depending on the meal, I may also make some roasted potatoes, or some brown rice or lentil/pea/barley mix in the rice cooker.

Dessert

Our bananas got too ripe so one of the things I made with them are these 3 ingredient brownies for tonight’s dessert.  They smell so good and I can’t wait to try them.  No flour, sugar, or oils!

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Drinks

I’m also drinking a lot of fruit infused water again.  I just put some fruit in a mason jar and fill with water and keep refilling it all day.  I’ve had watermelon raspberry, raspberry lemon, and cucumber lemon so far this week!

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What is your Go-To lunch or breakfast meal?

Do you drink fruit infused water?

 

2 thoughts on “Food for Thought. . .

  1. Laura June 22, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    I need to get creative again with meals that my 7 year old might go for… the 3 year old eats anything! Those black bean burgers sound awesome. I always love seeing what other people are eating!

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    • miles2go4u June 22, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      That’s so great that your 3 year old will eat anything! My boys were always picky about certain textures and flavors when they were little. Now I can’t keep food in the house long enough! I will email the burger recipe to you.

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