Monday mornings always spell overnight oats. Its the easiest, fastest, healthiest early morning breakfast I can think of and it has definitely become a staple on mornings where I need to get up at 5.
Yesterday mornings mix included two essential ingredients:
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats:
- 1/2 c Oats
- 1/2 c Stonyfield French Vanilla Yogurt
- 1 scoop Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
- Drizzle of Chocolate Milk
Topped with some Strawberries:
I had some black grapes for a snack – don’t they look like olives?
I haven’t been snacking on grapes as frequently as I usually do. I love to have some in the fridge because they tend to lead me to make better snacking choices.
One of my more unhealthier habits is that I nibble, nibble, nibble. I nibble while I cook, while I portion out servings, while I have the fridge open and I’m trying to figure out what I am going to eat – basically I am the nibbling queen.
I thought that blogging would cut down on my likeliness to nibble and in a few ways it has but I still do from time to time. I know that mindlessly eating a few things here and there can add up so I try to keep a few tips in mind.
- Have a healthy snack available to munch on while you are preparing meals ahead of time – if I am hungry it is so hard to resist eating, so I take that out of the equation.
- Keep your mouth busy – in other situations when I am preparing a meal to be eaten immediately I don’t really need to add a snack to the mix so I’ll sip on a flavored no calorie drink like tea or chomp on some gum.
- I portion out snack foods instead of having full bags lying around– when I see a full serving or a part of serving it is harder for me to mentally commit to eating it mindlessly.
Are you a mindless snacker? What are your tips?
Avocado, red onion, romaine & provolone on a toasted English Muffin with a serving of Sun Chips.
After lunch I blogged and headed to meet a friend downtown at a coffee shop to catch up! I ordered the perfect afternoon pick me up:
Plum Passion Iced Tea!
After working for a few hours and getting some to-do’s off my list I was in need of a snack. I found a new granola at the store this weekend and I even had a coupon!
1/4 of a cup Mango Agave Almond Granola with some soy milk? Yes please!
After work I headed to a scheduling meeting for coaches for the upcoming Spring season for the club swim team I’ll be coaching for. Unfortunately I wasn’t notified about the meeting until the afternoon of so I had to forgo my yoga class which runs 7:30-8:30 to attend the meeting and didn’t have a chance to make up the workout!
I had packed a dinner but my schedule was kind of thrown off with the impromptu meeting was added to the mix. I was still full from the granola when I left work so I just waited to eat. After the meeting all of the coaches ended up heading out to a bar for some drinks and some food so I obliged.
I didn’t take any photos since I was with mixed company – I never thought I would say that! But I ended up having a Blue Moon, a few nachos, and 1/2 a greasy veggie melt that had cheese, mushrooms, onions, red peppers, and tomatoes on it. Don’t you had when indulgent food choices aren’t even satisfying? Just a total waste of calories!
Do you ever not take photos when you are with people you don’t know or in front of your boss/co-workers? Do you have any strange situational stories about taking food photos or failing to do so? Share!