7:30 am - coffee with Almond milk creamer and stevia
I try not to jump out of bed and run right for the coffee. I feel like I need to drink some water first and let myself naturally wake up before I have that caffeine hit. It's NOT easy, but my day usually goes much better this way!
9:00 am - Green Tea Smoothie
I usually try to get some carbs in before a workout, but today I went straight smoothie. The extra matcha shot gives me more energy for my workout!
11:30 am - Raw cashews
I was starving after my run, so I grabbed a handful of these to try to fill me up. I take 1/4 cup and take some out to keep it around 100 calories. I have to save my big snack for the afternoon ;)
1:30 pm - Lunch
I eat eggs way too much! They're my go-to lunch protein when I don't have left overs on hand. Today I scrambled one egg and two egg whites with onion, tomatoes, kale and little bit of cheese. I had gluten free bread with some natural peanut butter to get some good carbs in. This lunch made me so happy!
3:30 pm - Blue chips and hummus
I try to stick to a healthy gluten free carb and hummus in the afternoon. I have been good at kicking my sweet tooth (this is when it usually comes out) but my salty craving is also bad. This hummus is SO good and super low calorie! I can't recommend it enough!
Not pictured: a couple of handfuls of Skinnygirl popcorn the kids were eating.
6:00 pm - Dinner
It was Taco Tuesday yesterday, because, DUH! I used grass fed, organic lean beef with organic cheddar cheese, Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and loads of veggies. Josh and the kids has taco shells and I went with lettuce instead.
So, also not pictured... I had a couple of baked potato chips with the kids while I was making dinner (fail.) Then we had dessert with friends after dinner and I had a few bites of frosting and chocolate chips. Sometimes, you just need to sneak those couple of bites of sweets in and move on with it!
To justify all of that, I hit the treadmill for 45 minutes. It all balances out in the end, right?