I debated whether I was even going to record and post this week, because I had a lot going on. But I realized that everyone else has busy lives and needs to be able to eat healthy on the go as well! Monday I had a shopping day with my mom, sister, and aunt. Thursday I didn’t record at all; I had my blood glucose test and my day was very far from normal. Friday we had the annual ugly sweater party with a group of friends. We all make lots of amazing, delicious food and have a great time. So I decided it would be a great example of what moderation looks like!
When you see “chicken breakfast sausage links,” here’s what I’m talking about! I get these at Costco. They have an amazing ingredient list and they taste great.
Breakfast: Advocare Meal Replacement Shake made with 8 oz milk.
Lunch: Chili’s: 6 Oz. Classic Sirloin with Grilled Avocado. Here is the menu description: 100% USDA Choice sirloin with Chili’s seasoning & drizzled with spicy citrus-chile sauce, topped with grilled avocado slices, garlic roasted tomatoes & chopped cilantro. Served with fresco salad. This was found in the “Lighter Choices” section of the menu. It had 420 calories and 39 grams of protein. Being pregnant, I obviously ordered the steak done medium well, but it was still juicy and tender. Eating healthy while eating out is possible! 🙂
Snack: Protein bar (I was totally going to eat some almonds too, but got sidetracked and completely forgot. #pregnancybrain)
Dinner: 1 organic cilantro-lime chicken sausage, portobello mushrooms, and ear of sweet corn. I sauteed all of it together in olive oil and spices.
Breakfast: 1/2 C oats, 1 tsp maple syrup, 2 eggs, 2 chicken breakfast sausage links.
Snack: 2 clementines, 1 serving almonds
Lunch: Salmon, carrots roasted with olive oil and herbs, and a steamed ear of corn on the cob
Snack: 8 ounces of milk mixed with 1/2 scoop whey protein, 2 slices whole wheat toast with 1 TBS peanut butter
Dinner: 1 C prepared Annie’s Macaroni & Cheese (made with Greek yogurt) mixed with 1 packed cup of steamed broccoli.
Breakfast: 1 serving Kodiak Powercakes pancakes, 1 tsp maple syrup, 2 eggs, 1/2 slice cheddar cheese, 3 chicken sausage links (1 serving)
Snack: 2 apples w/ 2 TBS peanut butter
Lunch: “Chicken Burrito:” 1 chicken breast, sliced and mixed with Greek yogurt, salsa, black olives, 1/2 ears’ worth of sweet corn, and some cheese. Mixed together and eaten in a Flatout.
Snack: 1 serving of Mary’s Gone Crackers with 2 slices of Swiss cheese, cut into triangles.
Dinner: I didn’t feel great or have much of an appetite, so I just had a grilled cheese (two slices whole wheat bread + 2 slices cheddar cheese) and a serving of applesauce.
Thursday: Fasted blood glucose test day. That meant no breakfast, and this girl is very used to breakfast! After drinking that sugary drink and having blood drawn, I didn’t feel great. My appetite and eating was messed up for the rest of the day.
Friday: Breakfast: Advocare Meal Replacement Shake with 8 ounces of milk
Lunch: 1 piece of whole wheat bread with a slice of swiss cheese, plus a protein bar. (I wanted to cook something but the power was out! We were in the middle of a winter storm!)
Snack: none- I was busy making food and getting ready for the party, and since I really didn’t have an appetite that day, I didn’t even realize it.
Dinner: Ugly Sweater party! I enjoyed one of each of the little sliders I brought: 1 pizza and the other turkey and swiss. I had a 2 bacon-wrapped smokies, and a small spoon of mud dip with probably 7 chips. (Haha I’m not positive, but of course I forgot to save the Snapchats I took, so I’m just trying to give you the best idea.) For dessert, I had two petits fours, and half of a turtle brown. (Petits fours are these tiny little cake things that are probably like a square inch.) I did not eat until I felt full and I didn’t feel icky that night or the next morning; I woke up hungry as usual, which is the sign of a good metabolism! Learning to enjoy pleasure foods in moderation is so important.
Breakfast: 1 serving Kodiak Powercakes pancakes, 1 tsp maple syrup, 2 eggs, 2 chicken breakast sausage links, 1 clementine
Snack: no bake energy bites, 2 clementines
Lunch: “Pizza Grilled Cheese” and steamed broccoli: 2 slices whole wheat bread, 1.5 TBS pizza sauce (buy with no sugar added or make your own; I usually make my own), 2 TBS ground beef seasoned with Italian seasoning blend, 1 slice cheese, sliced black olives. Cooked grilled cheese style.
Snack: none (I slept in and got a later start to my day after not getting home until midnight Friday night, so I didn’t need 5 meals within the hours I was awake.)
Dinner: salmon, sauteed portobello mushrooms, corn on the cob lightly seasoned with butter and salt