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Never Underestimate the Power of a Snack

Sunday, September 08, 2013

I have been intentional with my eating for the most part this week and I've noticed that the biggest problem in the past was that I had this idea that Breakfast, lunch and dinner had to be a "meal". I don't care to do anything out of obligation. Outside of marriage and children the thought of commitments put me off. Therefore the thought of having to get up and "cook" breakfast has never been appealing to me. Hence why I hardly ate breakfast. ( I know, that's a no-no). But I make sure their is always something for the kids to eat (bagels, yogurt, Eggo waffles). Things have to be just right to throw a fanciful AND healthy meal together. Between hubby and I cooking gets done. I'll just be honest I don't always want what he cooks, heck I don't always want what I cook. Don't get me wrong, we can hold our own in the kitchen. However, hubby is not on an intentional journey to lose weight and I like to create (sew, bead, crochet...). Adding another "To Do" to that list sometimes annoys me. So when I discovered this week that I could throw some protein laden snack(s) ( greek yogurt, cottage cheese, deli turkey, almonds, homemade chicken salad...) and veggies/fruit together and be okay until the next three hours ,when it was time to do it again, put me at peace with this journey called healthy living. I snack 4-5 times a day, make sure I eat before I cook for my family (if it hasn't gone into a crockpot that morning). Now I can put more time into making a thoughtful healthy meal and leave the fancy part to the Martha Stewarts of the world.
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    You said the magic word when you said "CROCKPOT"! I just learned that you can do steel cut oatmeal in the crockpot the night before and breakfast is ready when you wake up (how awesome is that?). I love my crockpot and use it a lot in the hot summer months when using the stove and oven are torture for me, the hot flasher! Glad you're figuring out what works for you! emoticon
    1615 days ago
  • EWL978
    Whatever floats your boat!! If it works, then why would you knock it???

    Just keep on keeping on and let me know how it goes.............
    1627 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/8/2013 7:17:42 PM
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