I wanted to share a few healthy habits I have found to help achieve my goals
They all deal with food - IMAGINE THAT friends!
First, are my whole grain 100 calorie bagels. I have discovered how helpful they are with food challenges. I am not the kind of person who can choke down the same tasty meal day after day, I need to savor the different textures and flavors on my tongue, while still eating healthy.
So sometimes for breakfast, I open the bagel, spread 1 tsp of crunchy peanut butter on each half, and top it off with sliced banana, pretending to be ELVIS of Course, and I have just had my grains, fruit, healthy fat, and protein, all within 300 calories. A great start to my day and not too time-consuming so I can make it, eat it, and still get to work on time!
Other times, I use left over chicken from a rotisserie chicken, open up those sacred little bagels, put on some chicken, sprinkle some cheese on top, melt the cheese, and add a slice of tomato or some chopped black olives - and I have an easy, healthy, nutritious meal quick. I add some green beans on the side or cottage cheese and I'm good to go.
Use your imagination to make wonderful tasty morsels fit for a spark queen or king. Add your favorite veggies, pizza sauce, or meat and have mini pizzas - add cheese and garlic for garlic bread - mushrooms, cheese, almonds, artichoke hearts, whatever you decide!
My latest hint I'd like to share is this, I found I can NOT keep a whole package of weight watcher ice cream sandwiches or the like in my freezer, it tempts me all day, all evening as if it's screaming come and eat me. So I know I can not buy them. But I have found if I can add the calorie count on special days, I can pick up a single serving and enjoy the ice cream treat withOUT the dreaded guilt for consuming too many of them in one day. Then there is no temptation!
I'm hoping someone out there in our SPARK world can benefit from my treasured findings; or maybe even SHARE some of their own!
Here's to Healthier Habits!