How is everyone doing with the Real Food Challenge?? I hope you are enjoying it and feeling great! I wanted to share some of my new favorites that have been helping me get through the challenge without feeling like it’s a challenge at all! It’s really more of a reminder to make good choices and most importantly, to plan ahead. When I plan ahead, great things happen for my food choices. When I don’t, well…that’s another story, and it ends sort of sadly.
Which is why I’m glad to share these ideas with you! One of my favorite breakfasts, and one that has become my go-to this past week is an almond butter green smoothie. I use almond milk, almond butter, a ton of spinach, a banana, and a little bit of yogurt for protein. It’s great because it doesn’t need any added sweetener, plus it keeps me full until lunch. Ok, let’s be honest, nothing keeps me full until lunch. But it really does tide me over until snack time, which is still no small feat! 🙂
Another thing that has helped me a ton is planning ahead and preparing my lunches. I’m always on the run, so it’s helpful to have something I can just grab from my lunch bag and eat without having to find a microwave. For that, I bring you…my favorite veggie rice bowls! I have a mild obsession with peanut butter, so using veggies as a delivery vehicle is a great way to feel good about it.
I started with some brown rice, then added in a ton of veggies, including cucumbers, bell peppers, radishes, and some leftover grilled asparagus. I put a big dollop of peanut sauce on top of the rice, then added some cubes of tofu for protein, then added the veggies on top. It was delicious! I was actually surprised at how easy they turned out to be, plus how tasty they were!
These were so easy to grab and go, plus they made me look forward to lunch everyday!
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