Day Of Eating

Happy Tuesday!! I haven’t posted a full day of eating in a while, and I want to get back into consistently posting them because I know I get lots of ideas when others post theirs. To be honest, It’s been hard finding my groove again with nutrition since going through the divorce.

There were days I didn’t have much of an appetite and also days I was like “X, Y, and Z just happened, so I’m getting ice cream” haha. I’m starting to get my footing again, and feel more like a consistent, functional human being. This is just how I’m fueling my body right now, not what everyone should be doing. I believe “healthy” looks different on every single person. This is just to give some ideas, and help if you feel like you’re in a slump!

PRE-BREAKFAST

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Normally, I have my warm water with apple cider vinegar drink (posted HERE), but I’ve been using these Flora Healthy wellness shots instead lately. They have the same type of benefits, and I love starting my day off with a little somethin’ extra.

BREAKFAST

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Overnight oats, as per ushe. I post this recipe a lot on my Instagram, but I just do 1/2 cup of oats, 3/4 cup water, a sprinkle of pink salt, and 1 scoop of IdealRaw chocolate peanut butter protein in a jar. Mix it together and store overnight. I add hemp seeds, natural peanut butter, and some type of berries in the morning! **Use SWOLE for 10% off IdealRaw products.

SNACK

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The kids and I headed to the park once Jack woke up from his morning nap, so I grabbed a Square Organics (you can use “goodfortheswole” for 20% off) and some baby carrots for the road.

LUNCH

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Leftover salsa chicken (just throw chicken and salsa in the crockpot, and cook on high for 4 hours), with spinach, cherry tomatoes from the garden, green onions, avocado, and cheese on corn tortillas. Probably the least Mexican tacos ever made, but they hit the spot!

SNACK

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Iced crio bru (I posted about the benefits HERE), and 2 rice cakes with cottage cheese and avocado.

DINNER

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Turkey taco soup! I’m so ready for fall and all the good food that comes with it.

SNACK

This was after a leg workout, so I had 8 oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 scoop IdealRaw chocolate peanut butter protein, 2 scoops of IdealRaw superfood blend, and 1 scoop Collagen For Her collagen peptides. **Again, you can use SWOLE for 10% off any IdealRaw products!

Full Day Of Eating

I'm kicking off this Monday with a full day of eating from last week! Every day isn't perfect, and I try to just eat what feels GOOD. I don't count calories or macros, but I am mindful of them. For example, if I eat a breakfast that's higher in carbs (like a big acai bowl), then I'll try and focus more on proteins and healthy fats for my next meal. I feel the best when I get a good balance of everything at the end of the day, and it's just what works for me!

PRE-BREAKFAST

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I had warm lemon water with apple cider vinegar first thing (read the benefits of that HERE), and then brewed some crio bru (read the benefits HERE) and took it on our morning walk. We live 5 minutes away from a High School track, so we head there and do a few laps every morning. 

BREAKFAST

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This looks incredibly unappetizing haha, but it's what most of my meals look like. I've been eating overnight oats daily lately and I'm still not sick of it. I combine 1/2 cup oats, 3/4 cup liquid (I usually just use water), and 1 scoop of IdealRaw chocolate peanut butter protein (use SWOLE for 10% off) and store in the fridge. When I'm ready to eat it, I add peanut butter, strawberries, and hemp seeds, and it's so filling, good for the milk supply, and tastes so good!

SNACK

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2 rice cakes, nitrate-free turkey, arugula, mustard, and microgreens

LUNCH

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I had leftovers from the sweet potato nachos I made for dinner the night before. I posted the recipe HERE. The leftovers are just as good and I had to have two bowls.

SNACK

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Alright. WHY HAVE I NEVER TRIED DATES BEFORE?? WHY?!? I saw a box at Trader Joes last week, and I always see people using them in recipes, so I figured...sure, why not. I tried one when I got home, and I never got around to using the rest of them in a recipe because they're so good! Holy moly. I had a couple with peanut butter and hemp seeds on top, and it was so tasty. 

DINNER

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I talked my mum and sister into going to Protein Foundry for dinner with me, and we all got acai bowls (Piper and I shared mine). I love this place. 

SNACK

I went to the gym after Jack and Piper went down, and finished with another IdealRaw chocolate protein shake, along with a scoop of Collagen For Her collagen peptides. 

Full Day Of Eating

HAPPY THURSDAY!! For some reason, I've felt like it's Friday all day, so it's a bit sad when I realize it's only Thursday...but oh well. I'm excited for the weekend, excited to send out the next set of workouts for my Pregnancy & Postpartum workout subscription, and I'm excited my blog is finally back up and running! Wohoo!

I haven't posted a full day of eating in a while, because I always forget to take pictures of my food, BUT I did on Monday. I like seeing what other people eat, and getting snack/meal ideas from them. This is designed to help with ideas, and isn't a recommendation of how YOU should eat for YOUR body. We're all different, and we all need different amounts of food everyday. 

BREAKFAST

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I've been trying to incorporate more gut-friendly foods into my diet, because gut health is EVERYTHING and has a huge impact on our overall health. For breakfast I had a sprouted english muffin (sprouted grains are better for digestion), topped with Kite Hill cream cheese, arugula, 2 egg whites + 1 whole egg (there's nothing wrong with using full eggs, but sometimes I'm just feeling egg whites), a Trader Joes chicken sausage, and Probiotic Boost's sauerkraut (AMAZING for gut health!).

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I went shopping at Sprouts after Jack's doctor's appointment, and got myself a Kevita drink because I haven't had one in a while, and they're SO good! Again, it's great for gut health, and I drank these all the time during the first trimester because it helped with nausea, and settled my stomach!

LUNCH

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While the kids napped, I chopped and roasted a bunch of sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, and broccoli to have on hand throughout the week, and threw in a couple of chicken tenders for lunch. I threw them on a bed of arugula and used my cheesy tahini sauce on top (not pictured). That dressing is SO easy to put together, and I put it on top of salads, eggs, roasted vegetables...you name it. 

I don't know if it's just me, but I always have to have something sweet after lunch? I had a Square Organics chocolate sea salt crisp bar (dairy, refined sugar, and gluten free protein bars), and it hit the spot. Use "goodfortheswole" to get 20% off if you want to try them! They're amazing.

SNACK

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After the babes woke up from their nap, we headed to the park because the weather was beautiful, and when we got home I had a bowl of cottage cheese with pineapple (it's SO good right now, and so cheap!).

DINNER

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I had these chili lime chicken tacos with mango avocado salsa again for dinner (two of them, actually), but heated up a wrap with a little bit of mozzarella cheese and put the ingredients in there instead of a taco. Both are awesome!!

SNACK

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After the kids went down for bed, I hit up the gym for a workout because I was in desperate need of some "Becky time"! Piper goes down between 7:00-7:30, and Jack goes down around 8:30, so I change into my workout clothes after Piper goes to bed, and start Jack on his bedtime routine, so I can get going as soon as he goes down. I did a 45 minute upper body workout, and had 2 scoops of Ideal Raw's super berry protein (use "SWOLE" for 10% off their products. it's my only protein powder I took during pregnancy and now while I'm breastfeeding), and I also had a banana afterwards.

I remember feeling like I wasn't very hungry all day, and I didn't eat as much as normal. Now, looking back, I feel like it was still a somewhat decent amount haha, but I do workout regularly, and I am nursing so I do generally eat a bit more. Every day is totally different, and I try to eat a balanced diet, and determine quantities based on how I feel. Our bodies are so smart, and some days they may want more, others they may want less. 

Five Quick & Healthy Breakfasts

I feel like mornings are generally pretty crazy for everyone, right? Either you're rushing off to school or work, or you're at home taking care of little ones who need 100 different things all at once. Breakfast food is my absolute favourite kind of food, and going out to breakfast is one of my favourite things to do (I live an exciting life haha), so there's no way I'll skip it! BUT it's so common for people to get busy with the day, and forget to eat first thing, so I want to share some super quick, and easy breakfast options!

EGGS & AVOCADO TOAST

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This combination is the BEST (besides peanut butter and chocolate, obviously)! I use Chino Valley Ranchers organic eggs because they're hens live on free-range farms and are fed organic ingredients, and I typically scramble or poach them, and put them on top of the avocado. If you're short on time, boil a bunch of Chino Valley Ranchers eggs for the week, and in the morning just toast some bread, mash 1/2 avocado on top, and then mash a boiled egg over that. SO easy, and it's packed with healthy fats which stabilizes blood sugar levels, hormones, and curbs cravings. Easy.

OVERNIGHT OATS

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This one is so cliche, but it's for a reason. Overnight oats can be put together quickly, there are tons of different combinations, and they're filling! My go-to recipe is 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup almond milk, 1 tbsp ground flaxseed, and 1 scoop IdealRaw protein powder (use SWOLE for 10% off). I mix it all together, and store it overnight, and then throw on berries, peanut butter, and seeds (like hemp seeds or chia seeds) in the morning, and I'm all set! **I eat mine in a bowl, because I'm at home, but when I'm on the run, I store the oats in mason jars take those with me. Easy.

BREAKFAST SANDWICH

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This looks breakfast sandwich looks much fancier than it really is. Toast a Barely Bread bagel, cook 2 Chino Valley Ranchers eggs (that takes like 2 minutes), throw some arugula, tomatoes, and Kite Hill chive & onion cream cheese spread on the bagel, and take the sandwich with you. Easy.

SMOOTHIE

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I like preparing individual smoothies ahead of time by storing all the frozen ingredients in separate bags. That way, in the morning, I can just grab a bag, dump it in the freezer, add some liquid and ice, and call it good! My favourite smoothie recipe is 3 handfuls of spinach, 1/2 cup frozen zucchini (you can't taste it at all - promise!), 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 cup frozen berries, 1 scoop IdealRaw protein powder (use SWOLE for 10% off any of their products!), a handful of ice, and some water. Easy.

YOGURT BOWLS

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Yogurt bowls are where it's at! You get to add whatever toppings your feeling, like oatmeal bowls, but you don't have to prepare anything ahead of time. I like using Siggis yogurt, or just plain greek yogurt as the base, and then topping it with natural peanut butter, fruit, seeds, and sometimes a bar of some sort, if I'm feeling wild.

TODDLER-APPROVED FRENCH TOAST

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I’m writing this post on my phone today, so if there are even more grammatical errors than normal, please fourgiv.

I made this breakfast for me and Piper before we left for Christmas, and we both demolished it! She’s been such a freaking picky eater lately, so this felt like a small victory. 

RECIPE

  • 4 slices of sprouted bread (better for your gut and digestion) 
  • 1 pasture-raised egg
  • A splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Toppings: berries, coconut flakes, raw honey, cacao nibs

DIRECTIONS

Whisk the egg, almond milk and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Soak both sides of the bread in the mixture and cook on a skillet (I love melting ghee or coconut oil on it first). Cook for about 2 minutes on each side. Top with whatever you want! I used the ones listed, but also like using natural peanut butter and chia seeds too!

 

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