I enjoy starting my morning with a warm bowl of oatmeal! Today I cooked my oats with vanilla almond milk (I use to cook them in water, but after cooking them in vanilla almond milk, I realized I was missing out on a creamy slightly sweet vanilla yumminess! Plus the benefits of added calcium and vitamin D). Then I blended in cinnamon, ground flaxseed, blueberries, and banana. This is one of my favorite combinations. Keep an eye out for our post all about oatmeal variations coming soon!
I usually have a granola bar for a morning snack. Occasionally, I will make my own but if I don’t have time to meal prep a batch on the weekend I will grab a box at the store. I’ve always enjoyed Kashi’s Pumpkin Spice Flax granola bar (great taste and a good amount of protein and fiber to hold me over).
I had mixed greens topped with leftover cucumber salad that a friend made (it served as a dressing too!) along with my fiesta whole grain salad that I prepped on the weekend and some Triscuits.
For an afternoon snack, I always aim for a protein food combined with a high fiber food. Today, I had a hard-boiled egg that I had prepped on the weekend along with an orange (they have been tasting delicious this time of year).
For dinner, I went with a “go-to” meal: stuffed sweet potatoes (recipe and variations to come in the future). On Monday night I baked 4 sweet potatoes (a great meal prep item) to use during the week, so I grabbed 2 out and reheated them for Todd and I. In a skillet, I cooked ground turkey, onion, red bell pepper, garlic, tomato sauce, and dried basil and oregano. I topped that on the sweet potato. I steamed a bag of frozen broccoli in the microwave, drizzled it with olive oil, sprinkled salt and pepper, and served it with a lemon wedge to squeeze on top. It was a pleasing and balanced meal for both of us!
After dinner, I enjoyed a cool creamy bowl of vanilla soymilk ice cream blended with cinnamon. I love to use my Anthropologie bowls, they are a perfect size for a small sweat treat! ~ Chelsey