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.):
Alternative afternoon snack:
After dinner snack:
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?