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.