Tomorrow begins a new phase in my business life. I am moving sideways, working from home, without an office to go to. No more “desk” breakfasts and lunches. I have had to rethink my meal planning strategy. I won’t give up #mealprepsundays, it will just be different. This, being my first week, I kept it simple. I made sure my pantry, refrigerator, and freezer contain many healthy low fat, low calorie/ low point choices and none of my trigger foods. I also made an herbal iced tea, and have gallons of fresh bottled water on hand. I did prep a veggie egg white fritatta for breakfast, but plan on switching that out with yogurt berry bowls.
Here is a list of some of the things I have in my pantry to keep me safe:
chicken broth/ frozen veggies/ TJ’s Chicken Cilantro Won Tons
Ole Whole Wheat Tortillas, 100 cal. English Muffins, Ak Mak Crackers
TJ’s Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip (I use as a sandwich spread)
veggie snack packs/ tzatziki/ hummus
a couple of Lean Cuisine entrees
Progresso Light Soups
Fresh fruits & berries
A Sweet Treat:
I got inspired this week by one of the Hungry Girl news daily news letters (https://www.hungry-girl.com/subscribe?s=header). She made popsicles out of a new product, Banana Almond Milk. It looked and sounded so good, but I could not find the product anywhere yet. I perused online and found a little recipe for tropical mango popsicles. Here is the link to the original recipe: https://www.verywellfit.com/tropical-mango-popsicles-4142923 I did not have a ripe banana, so I made it without. I ended up adding 2 teaspoons of Stevia for sweetness, and I am extremely pleased with the result. I hope this inspires you to get online when you have a craving and find a healthy recipe to quell that craving for yourself. It’s a fun learning experience to experiment, and so gratifying when you are happy with the result.
I am a baby boomer who changed my life over the last 10 years thorough healthy lifestyle changes. I am no expert, but I have learned a lot in my journey and want to share. This blog is meant to be an open conversation with anyone wanting to make changes or share their accomplishments. I look forward to hearing from you.
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