Cooking, Eating, and Enjoying Healthy Food!
I still do veggie/fruit smoothies, but lately I’ve been cooking my greens for lunch instead of eating them raw, then doing a protein fruit smoothie on the side. So, now I’m back to breakfast foods, and here’s what I had this morning. A nice variety of textures, flavors, and nutrients. And, all for 454 calories!
This is 1 slice of Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin bread, toasted and topped with 1/2 Tablespoon of sunflower seed butter and 1/2 a banana mashed with cinnamon. On the side, a 1/2 cup of my favorite yogurt in the whole world – White Mountain Bulgarian Organic Plain Whole Milk Yogurt with a 1/2 cup of blackberries and a teaspoon of raw honey. For a little added protein, 1 boiled egg. Mine was perfectly cooked (I like the yolk glistening with the white fully cooked.). I followed these sort of complicated instructions – but they work! I’m drinking a latte – 1/2 cup of whole organic milk and 2 shots of espresso.
Here’s the nutrition breakdown – screenprinted from My Fitness Pal:
Other Nutritional Info:
This may seem a bit carb/fat heavy, and it is. I try to eat a few more carbs pre-workout, and a more protein-rich meal or snack after a workout. Also, I try and make each meal between 450 – 500 cal. I only have a snack if I did a really heavy workout, and then I eat the snack right afterwards. Snacking is usually my gateway to overeating, so I try to avoid snacking unless I really feel my blood sugar dropping. This goes against most nutritionist’s advice of eating 5-6 small meals per day. I just can’t eat that way. Three substantial meals of 450-500 calories works way better for me.