This is what I eat, as a nutritionist, a busy mom and a recovering sugar addict. I want clean, healthy meals that are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free but also easy. I don’t like to spend tons of time in the kitchen so I batch cook things like big pots of soup and big salads, and when I do cook I make extras for leftovers. I also have a few go-to bar recipes that I make each week.
So…this is What I Ate…
6:30 – lemon water
I filled a jug with filtered water and added the juice of a full lemon. I love this for 3 reasons; 1) the jug allows me to see how much I drink in a day and having it on the counter encourages me to drink, 2) adding lemon juice provides extra vitamin C and cleansing benefits, 3) it tastes good!
8:00 – Peanut Butter Protein Bar and Black Coffee
A peanut butter protein bar is my usual favourite. It’s easy, it’s packed with protein and low in carbs which is what I want in the morning to set me up for energy through the day….and it goes really well with coffee.
10:00 – Mint Chocolate “Green” Smoothie
Plus a little one for my littlest green smoothie fan. It tastes like dessert but is packed with nutrition. To a blender I added:
- handful spinach (for cell nourishing chlorophyll)
- 1/2 avocado (for healthy fat)
- 1 stalk celery (for its silicon – for younger looking skin)
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds (for quality protein)
- 1 banana (for natural sweetness..and potassium)
- 2 dates (extra sweetness and iron)
- heaping spoonful cocoa powder (anti-oxidants and flavour)
- 1 drop pure peppermint essential oil
- almond milk
If you have yet to hop on the green smoothie bandwagon, you will need a good blender so it can break down the vegetables but you don’t need to spend much even a magic bullet will do the trick.
Lunch – Ham and Potato Corn Chowder
I love a nourishing, filling soup…especially when it’s already made and just needs reheating. I like to make a big pot of soup about once a week and refrigerate some and freeze some. Such a good way to get more vegetables in. Get the recipe here.
3:00 Mint Chocolate Bar with a coffee
Adding mint to my homemade chocolate Larabar was a game changer! If you are a fan of those mint chocolate girl guide cookies then I think you will love this healthy snack. A coffee and some sort of bar is my favourite kind of afternoon snack. It’s 5 ingredients and just over 5 minutes to make!
1 cup dates (I like parnoosh or medjool)
1 cup walnuts (or any nut)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1-2 drops of pure peppermint essential oil (or extract)
Chocolate chips (as much or little as you like)
Dash of salt (optional)
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
Add dates, cocoa, mint and vanilla to food processor and mix till it forms a ball. Set date ball aside. Add nuts to food processor. Pulse till they are a nice broken down size. Add date “ball” back in and remaining ingredients. Pulse to mix. You might have to transfer back to bowl and mix it a bit more by hand. Next, cover a 8×8 pan with plastic wrap. Pour in date mixture and press down firmly. Can be eaten right away but it’s best to freeze then cut. Store in the freezer.
Supper – Chilli Lime Chicken Fajita Salad
This is a must try! Low carb…gluten free…dairy free…whole foods…and delicious! Click here for the recipe.
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