This page is about my eating theory, recipes, brands, and food that I like to eat.
Let’s start with the basics–I have a sweet tooth, and I’m a creature of habit. That sums up how my daily menus are planned!
I do not follow a specific diet, nor am I strictly meat-free, gluten-free, and definitely not sugar-free. I try different things, keep with what I like, and I enjoy learning about food backgrounds and what fuels my body best. I dislike meat, mainly because of the taste and the cholesterol factor, so you won’t see a lot of meat on here.
Here’s a sampling of my day including brands I currently enjoy best.
For years, I have had yogurt and cereal for breakfast. It used to be Dannon Light n’ Fit only. Not Yoplait, not Stonyfield, not Fruit on the Bottom–too many calories. It used to be all about the calories, right? Then I had some sessions with a nutritionist that recommended I switch to Greek for the protein. “But it’s more calories!” But it’s worth it I learned. Aha! Eating calories is ok when it’s packed with protein and not artificial ingredients. So now, my yogurt of choice is Oikos Vanilla or Chobani Vanilla. I don’t do fruity flavors. If I want to add fruit, I’ll add the real stuff.
I still swear by Fiber One Original, Kashi Go Lean, Kashi Heart to Heart, and Uncle Sam’s bran flakes.
I alternate this breakfast (1 C cereal with 6 oz yogurt, 1/2 C berries) with a homemade muffin + 2 hard boiled egg whites + cantaloupe slices.
Lunch is always my toughest and most “blah” meal of the day. Being a creature of habit and making it easiest for grocery shopping and packing the night before, this is my go-to lunch:
salad with any veggies, 3-4 oz deli turkey or chicken, slice of cheese, Pita Pal Hummus (or Central Market store-made hummus), 1C mixed berries. Sometimes crackers, usually a Hershey Kiss or something chocolate
Or: Salad with any veggies, 3-4 oz deli turkey or chicken, Pita Pal Hummus (or Central Market store-made hummus), banana, Maranatha Peanut Butter. (i know, don’t go too crazy!)
Latest interest–Udi’s Gluten Free Wheat Bread with hummus, spinach, deli chicken, and carrots and pickles on the side, and fruit.
Sometimes a Green Monster with turkey and cheese on the side.
Like a 3rd grader, I like snack time. Depending on hunger and what time dinner is,
I eat either a big apple with 2 wedges Laughing Cow cheese,
or 4 oz Oikos yogurt with Kashi Go Lean cereal,
or non-fat cottage cheese with berries or cereal.
I love to cook, but don’t have time and energy to make a feast on weeknights. My general rule is protein, vegetable, sometimes starch in some form or another. We pick up food, I eat leftovers, I love eggs for dinner. I try to plan out a few nights when I grocery shop so I have some options. Dinner options will be seen on the blog!
I told you I have a sweet tooth. Dessert gets its own section on my everyday food chart. I try to limit dessert to 100 calories. My current favorites are Jello Pudding’s new Mousse for 60 calories. I also like Tate’s Bakeshop cookies for 80 calories each. But my latest favorite is 1/2 banana with Peanut Butter & Co. Chocolate Dreams. It is to die for! and probably more than 100 calories, so a special treat. I also have homemade chocolate chip or mint chip cookies in the freezer for grabbing. At least when they’re homemade, I know what’s in them.