Alright my lovely ladies, as promised i’m sharing my “Day in Meals” post today. Let me start by saying something I have completely lagged in lately is my meal prepping (you girls remember I used to do it all the time back in the day?!) and my workouts. I feel like ever since Mr. Luca came life just went into overdrive and took busy to another level. Also blogging may seem like an easy breezy thing but trust me when I say it takes up ALOT of time. Okay sorry for the rant but I am on a mission to figure out a better balance so I can get back to regular meal prepping and workouts! All that being said I think making conscious decisions about what I am putting into my body has helped a lot with staying in shape. So here’s what a typical day in meals looks like for me….
The kids are up and at em’ by 6:30 every morning so I start with COFFFFEEEE. I use organic half and half creamer and a little agave. After about an hour I start to get hungry so i’ll have these Van’s Protein Waffles with a little peanut butter and a little agave or syrup. I pretty much always have a second cup of coffee and if I wanted to cut calories I should cut out the creamer and agave buuuuut Let Me Live! lol
Hungry in-between meals I go for a 1/2 cup of greek yogurt with a few spoonfuls of granola with almonds. (This one is by Bear Naked is my favorite)
Lunch time (at around 2pm) lately looks a little something like this…Avocado toast with an over easy egg and an apple. I was still hungry after this so I scrambled up another egg. I always attempt to watch my portion sizes but lets not get crazy…if you’re still hungry…eat!
We are always running around so on the go snacks are a must in our house. I will share more of my favorites with you on the next Honeybee Health Random Shots post but on this particular day I had this Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bar (so yummy!)
Dinners have been quick and easy around here lately. I really need to get back into making some more exciting dinners but this night was Chicken Sausages (from Trader Joe’s) with sautéed onions, peppers and spinach with black beans and steamed rice. So good, easy and healthy!
We always have snacks after dinner. I know people say cut off snacks after 7pm etc buttt having snacks and watching shows after the kids are down is our favorite time. I’ve been on popcorn kick lately so I usually have a bowl (I get the Orville “Naturals” one from Target) and steal the kids juice boxes. I think I’ve said it before but I’m not a huge water drinker and juice is full of so many empty calories so these juice boxes (and the Honest juice boxes) are a compromise. They’re watered down juice and only have around 50 calories.
and some nights if the popcorn isn’t enough, i’ll have one of these too. If you girls haven’t tried these yet put em’ on your list!
You can also add an additional 100 -200 calories for me for the random snacks throughout the day. I consider myself a pretty disciplined person but as much as I try to avoid it, I always end up snacking on the kids left overs too. Chicken Nugget taste testing, PB & Jelly crust sampling and Mac n’ Cheese spoonfuls go down over here too.
I hope this was helpful for you girls and if you have any other questions or things you’d like to know please feel free to ask!