Easter Sunday was a low-key day for me. Since my family lives in Wisconsin and I am in Arizona, we don’t have the opportunity to spend all holidays with each other. I could have spent it as well with my friends in Tucson, however, decided not to. Last weekend I was still recovering from my own emotional rollercoaster and had some much-needed r&r. #relaxerwannabe
While I love holidays and special occasions, I enjoy them just as much when I’m simply doing NOTHING. No plans. No where to be. No special thing to do. No fancy food.
Today you’re getting a glimpse of what I ate on Easter aka an average day. I had 2…or 4 Easter treats too. I’m breaking up with candy and sugar after this holiday. Seriously. #sugaraddict
I’ve been wanting to mention something about my Wednesday posts. My intention is to be a role model for those struggling with food, healthy meal planning and weight-loss. I struggled with eating for most of my life. These posts are meant to provide you with meal plans that you can implement on your own. Questions? Shoot me an email.
Breakfast. Boiled egg mash (<–my new word). When I do my meal prepping on the weekends, I always boil several eggs. I don’t have time to eat breakfast during the week. I workout at 5 am until 7:15ish then head to the office; after showering of course. 🙂 Boiled eggs are great grab and go breakfast and make a good protein snack too.
I tossed 2 boiled egg whites in a pan and sautéed them with spinach and shaved brussels sprouts from TJ’s. Then topped my mash with sriarcha hot sauce. Hot sauce is a metabolism boosting food by the way. I seasoned this mash with thyme, pepper and garlic powder. Adding seasonings is a must always! #traderjoesrocks #obsessedwithbrusselssprouts
Mid-morning I whipped up a bowl of oatmeal and added blueberries and raspberries. I was invited to do a product review for a local Phoenix company that makes custom oatmeal My Oatmeal and was testing their product. It was so good! Watch for the review post later this week. #oatmeal #myoatmeal.com #healthyoatmeal #oatmeal recipe #iifym
Lunch. Mixed greens, canned tuna (the in water kind) with roasted cauliflower and asparagus. Until last year, I hated tuna my whole life. The smell made my stomach turn. Last year I decided I would try it and discovered how much I loved it. Tuna is packed with protein and very low in calories. I don’t eat a ton of meat and as an athlete always looking for ways to get more protein in my diet for muscle-building.
I added this TJ’s salad mix too. My tummy was a little grumpy at me for all the hard-core greens at one time, but this mix was too good. This will be added to eggs next. I certainly ate my greens! #eatyourveggies
This TJ cilantro goodness dressed the salad. Cilantro and I are besties. Something about it makes my taste buds happy.
And because I didn’t get enough veggies, I had more with hummus. Now that the weather’s warmer (90’s in Phoenix) I’m craving light and healthy foods more than winter comfort foods.
Sunflower Oat Muffins for desert and Easter fun.
Dinner. Grilled chicken & tomato cucumber salsa salad with a side lemon. This is one of my favorite and easy go-to salads. Recipe coming to a blog soon near you!
Two of these lovelys. I’m reducing the amount of sugar in my diet as I’m focusing more on my training now as I recover from my foot injury and have been increasing the intensity of my fitness. FYI eating impacts fitness, performance, mental state and overall health.
Dark chocolate is good for health (in small amounts). I noticed my body is satisfied with 1 or 2 pieces of dark chocolate vs. milk chocolate I can eat the entire bag. For the next few months, dark chocolate is where it’s at. That way my body won’t feel like I’m depriving it. #justin’s #peanutbuttercup
Do you prefer down time or plans on holidays? What was your Easter treat? What’s your favorite dark chocolate or milk chocolate?