Back to Basics

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a great day. It was a muggy one here in New Hampshire!

Baby woke up around 6:15 as usual this morning. Instead of getting up for the day, I got baby and snuggled her in bed with me and we both went back to sleep until 7:15.

I was looking forward to some almond butter for breakfast when I finally got up! I had 2 slices of sprouted grain toast with almond butter and banana along with 1/2 cup of egg whites + 1 whole egg, scrambled, and a small glass of light vanilla soymilk.

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While I was cooking my eggs, I also munched on 2 dates stuffed with AB and the other half of my banana.

The hubby and I took baby out to run some errands around 11. Before we left, I had a snack to tide me over until lunch – plain Chobani with Stevia and cocoa powder.

Are you sick of looking at this snack yet?!

Are you sick of looking at this snack yet?!

We got home around 12:30 and I fixed myself some lunch – turkey, lettuce, and roasted red pepper hummus on a La Tortilla Factory whole wheat tortilla.

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I spent the afternoon napping (yeah!), making baby food, and snacking.

Snack #1: Smoothie with soymilk, soy protein powder, frozen strawberries, cocoa powder, and 2 scoops of Oikos

Snack #1: Smoothie with soymilk, soy protein powder, frozen strawberries, cocoa powder, and 2 scoops of Oikos

(I stopped at the store and got a big container of Oikos today because I had a store coupon for $1.00 off. Hooray for coupons! :-D)

Snack #2 (no picture): handfuls of Fiber One and a small apple.

For dinner tonight, my mother-in-law treated us to Chinese food. I love Chinese, but I hate feeling weighed down by the greasiness of it. So I ordered from the “Health Food Selections” section of the menu – steamed chicken and mixed vegetables with sauce on the side. I just drizzled a little of the sauce over my meal. That’s really all you need! I ended up eating the whole container of veggies. There really wasn’t much chicken at all. It was very yummy though!

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About an hour after dinner, it was time for a cardio workout. I’m feeling a little burnt out on Spinning, so tonight I went back to basics and did some old fashioned calisthenics. For 50 minutes, I did circuits that including jumping jacks, running in place, jumping rope, punches, crunches, and dancing! It was a bit disorganized, but the important thing was that I didn’t stop moving for the whole 50 minutes.

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Tonight I will leave you with a question….

What foods have you recently discovered that you can’t live without now??

My recently discovered faves are oat bran, almond butter, and Greek yogurt. I eat at least one of these foods (and often all of them) every day. Seriously, how did I get by before I discovered these?! 😉

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4 responses to “Back to Basics

  1. I can’t live without flatout bread or la tortilla low carb tortillas… I love bread! ! !

  2. No – I’m not sick of that snack! It sounds delicious!!

    I can’t live without oats these days 🙂

  3. Almond Butter and Greek yogurt are mine too! I just re-discovered Greek yog and am obsessed and AB is literally something I cannot live without now! Ha – ridiculous.

  4. Definitely almond butter and since I’ve been making it on my own I’ve had PLENTY around.
    The Green Smoothies I’ve been making are definitely something I won’t be giving up anytime soon!

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