snacking sally meets procrastinating patti
lately I have noticed that I am a snacking monster. The snacking monster attacks, most of the time, when I am dreading or avoiding doing something. This is not a good system, as I still have to do the thing I am avoiding only with a side of guilt. In lieu of impending Summer and overall wellness, I would like to kick Sally to the curb. I have no desire to count calories or change what I eat (when I am not under Sally’s spell) so the only sensible thing to do is to eat mindfully. Easier said than done. Way easier said than done. I love idea of mindful eating, but the actual doing of mindful eating is something I am still working on. To help me pause before consumption, I decided to try to photograph everything I have eaten today. This is similar to the idea of recording what you eat, except you can record your eats after consumption. However, with photography you have to catch the goods prior to the act. While taking pictures of what I eat is nothing new to me, taking pictures of EVERYTHING I eat is. From-time-to-time, I will post my daily eats on the blog. I will spare you the boredom of doing it on a daily basis.
on with the eats…
breakfast: overnight oats.
- 1/3 c organic oats
- 1/2 c unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 scoop of Metagenic’s Ultra Clear protein powder
- 1t vanilla extract
- 1/2T chia seedds
- 1T ground flax seed
- 1/4t cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
followed by ma trusty homemade latte:
- 3/4c unsweetened hemp milk
- 1T raw cacao
- 10- 15 drops of liquid stevia
- 8 oz organic coffee
late lunch after a sweaty interval session at the gym
I snacked on this homemade protein bar while prepping my smoothie. I will share the recipe after I have perfected them. So far, I can’t decide if I love them.
I might have also consumed the other half of this guy before the photo was taken. At least I managed to snag half of it?!
Now onto the real star of the show:
lunch: green smoothie:
- 1/2c goat milk kefir
- 1/2 2% Fage Greek yogurt
- 4 drops of liquid stevia
- 1C coconut water
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 4 strawberries
- 1T raw honey
- 3-4c spinach
- dash of cinnamon & sea salt
This was a good one. I highly recommend!
After a hefty cleaning session and errand running, sir snack was had:
1/2 Ezekiel English muffin with organic peanut butter and fruit preserves
followed by a grape kombucha
I am thinking dinner will be steamed kale with canned salmon and pickled beets. If I get a wild hair up my fanny, maybe a sweet potato too?! Right now I want to snack on something, but I also have to balance my books for the business. Very curious…
And with that, I am off.