I love being in the kitchen!! I don’t love dishes (bleh!) but I do have fun cooking, prepping, baking, and creating meals…and I love food. I will never be a size 2 because I just love to eat! I have been playing around with my meals, trying to figure out how food works with my body and what gives me the most energy. I live by 80/20, and I will admit I feel like sometimes it’s more 60/40, so I need to be a little better about that!
I find it fascinating when others share their meals and food ideas, so I thought maybe someone would like to see mine! Here’s what a typical ‘healthy’ day of eating looks like for me!
On a typical day I start with eggs. If it’s a great day, I’ll have some avocado on hand for my ezekial toast! I am obsessed with TJ Everything but the bagel seasoning. Two eggs over easy and some spinach and a slice of turkey bacon. Delish! I find it beneficial to fill up on a hearty meal and I’m usually starving.
After I eat, I usually whip up some of this Beachbody preworkout. I can’t drink coffee because of my reflux, but this green tea based caffeine drink gives me all the boost I need to take on the world–err–day. Hubby gifted me this adorable pink Yeti and it’s my designated mom go go juice cup. I throw 2 ice cubes, fill with water and a heaping scoop of this liquid gold! I usually drink it between 8:30 and 9:00 am and it stays ice cold even longer if need be.
I switched up my post workout shake back to an oldie but goodie, Muscle Gain. I do love Shakeo but I don’t think it was the best right after I worked out. I will use it as a meal replacement if needed.
Lots of water and for lunch I try to keep carbs to a minimum. Spinach salad, goat cheese, tomatoes, Italian dressing. I also had some left over ground venison meat which had some seasoning in it.
I usually get hungry again around 3/4 pm so I try to do a fruit and a fat.
For dinner this is on rotation every other week. In the winter when it’s hard to grill, I use my crockpot a ton! Everyone loves a whole chicken, it falls right off the bone and there’s usually leftovers. I serve it with pasta or rice for Joe and the kids, and here I just used cauliflower rice. I don’t love it but mixed with the carrots (honey, lemon, butter & basil) it was a yummy bowl!
After dinner (we usually eat no later than 7, usually earlier) I am DONE eating for the evening. I am honestly pretty full and maybe will have some herbal tea, once in awhile I’ll have dessert but I try to not indulge nightly. I will fast from dinner until breakfast–which is usually 8:15/8:30 for me, so I’d say on average it’s a 14 hour fast. I find that I sleep better when my body is not digesting foods late night!