What I’m Eating

There’s a lot of talk about clean eating. And I get it. Preparing your own food, staying away from sugar … I know those things are the ultimate level of healthful eating. The problem is, I live in the real world. Now, I’m not saying that people who are able to eat clean don’t live in the real world, I just know who I am and what I like.

I’m still dealing with the (sometimes) overwhelming urge to subsist on pizza and ice cream. Food addiction or whatever you want to call it, it’s real for me. Making better choices when it comes to food is still a daily process, a challenge at every meal. So choosing to eat a portion-controlled ice cream treat is OK for me, while I know some people would say, “Oh, but it’s processed.” I know. I get it. It’s not THE best choice in the world. But coming from where I’m coming from? It’s a better choice. And I’m getting there.

Keep that in mind as you look at some of the foods I eat on a daily basis. These are the best choices for me. They keep me feeling satisfied, they keep me within my points range and they’re helping me drop pounds. I’m not saying there’s not room for improvment! If you have suggestiosn for me, I’m all ears! But let’s be mindful not to judge or preach on one another’s food choices.

That being said, here are some breakfast and snack choices I’ve been enjoying lately (I eat lunch out way too often, so I’m working on food choices for lunch. I generally stay within 10 points when it comes to making dinners, and they vary, from meat, potatoes and veggies to tacos to simple turkey sandwiches.):

Breakfast:

Turkey sausage, egg white on English muffin = 7 points. Weight Watchers makes these, too, for 6 points.

Jimmy Dean turkey sausage, egg white and cheese on an English muffin = 7 points. Weight Watchers makes these, too, for 6 points.

Midmorning snack:

This Greek yogurt from Yoplait is 2 points!

This Greek yogurt from Yoplait is 2 points!

I put a 1/4 cup of this granola in my yogurt and it totals 4 points.

I put a 1/4 cup of this granola in my yogurt and together they total 4 points.

Afternoon snack:

I love these oatmeal packets! They're 4 points and I can easily make them in a paper cup with the hot water from the coffee machine at work. Sometimes I eat these for breakfast/midmorning snack instead, but they make a good afternoon, pre-workout snack, too.

I love these oatmeal packets! They’re 4 points and I can easily make them in a paper cup with the hot water from the coffee machine at work. Sometimes I eat these for breakfast/midmorning snack instead, but they make a good afternoon, pre-workout snack, too.

Alternative afternoon snack:

These Skinny Cow chocolate clusters really hit the spot when I need something sweet, and something chocolate!

These Skinny Cow chocolate clusters really hit the spot when I need something sweet, and something chocolate! One bag is 4 points.

After dinner snack:

These Skinny Cow ice cream treats are AH-MAH-ZING! It's like an ice cream candy bar and they're just 4 points! It's a great treat when I'm craving ice cream but can't control myself with an entire container.

These Skinny Cow ice cream treats are AH-MAH-ZING! It’s like an ice cream candy bar and they’re just 4 points! It’s a great treat when I’m craving ice cream but can’t control myself with an entire container of Moose Tracks!

I should probably state that no one asked me to write this post. All these products are things I actually eat, pretty much every day. I find having things like these around to grab when I need something quick is a lifesaver. Of course I supplement them with fruits and veggies and protein, etc.

What easy-to-grab products do you like? What foods do you cook that are simple and easy? Do you do a lot of meal preparation for the week ahead on your weekends?

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  1. I love that Special K granola- right now I am eating breakfast which is chia seed pudding- 1 cup of almond milk and 2/3 cup of chia seed topped with that granola. Like oatmeal, but so much tastier!

  2. This post left me starving! I eat a lot of similar things, but with some tweaks:

    – Breakfast – it takes a few minutes longer, but I make my own egg and cheese on an English muffin so that way I can control the amount of cheese, sodium, etc. I make two eggs and top each half of a muffin with them with a pinch of whatever cheese I have lying around.

    – Snacks – I add chia seeds to my yogurt, and I make my own instant oatmeal packets so that I can control how much brown sugar goes in. You can add hot water the same way! I also bring homemade hummus, Triscuits, veggies, and fruit to munch on throughout the day.

    That’s just what I do, but if this works for you, go with it! Congrats on staying within your points and the dropped lbs 🙂

  3. Catching up on your posts 🙂 I do the same as the commenter above, and make my own breakfast sandwiches. I can totally relate to your point about the convenience factor though – I actually prepare 5 of them at once and store them in the freezer. Then all I have to do in the mornings is pop one in the microwave, and I have a hot breakfast sandwich in about a minute. Something to consider!

  4. I love that you are so “real” and honest in this post with the foods that you eat. I eat a lot of the same things as you and it works for me as well.