Eating totally clean menu:
Breakfast: Protein pancake made with a small portion of fruit. This morning I made a chocolate protein pancake with 1 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1/4 cup egg whites, 1/8 cup unsweetened almond milk, roughly 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 packet Stevia.
A green smoothie . . . my favorite vegetable smoothies usually incorporate pineapple and spinach. I eat a protein source with every meal, so I might have scrambled egg whites or something I've batched cooked, such as a protein muffins, chicken muffins, mini egg muffins (made with cooked quinoa rather than oats or flour).
Snack: 1 can pole-caught, low mercury tuna fish (I prefer it packed in olive oil because I don't use mayo), handful of raw walnuts crushed by hand, brown mustard served over a bed of greens or with cucumber slices.
Lunch: Veggie omelet scramble. . . 2 eggs scrambled with vegetables using coconut oil.
Snack: This is the time of day I can get into trouble...grazing while I make dinner... so I like to keep ready made snacks around such as: protein cake balls, protein cookies, mini egg cups, turkey muffins (all of these recipes can be found on my Facebook page Cave Princess).
Dinner: My dinners consist of 4-5 oz. of meat or eggs and vegetables. On occasion, I eat quinoa (it is a seed not a grain) which is a very clean carb loaded with protein.
Indulging a bit menu:
Breakfast: Same as above.
Snack: Same as above. More prone to grazing.
Lunch: Same as above. More prone to grazing.
Snack: Dark chocolate 70% or greater, Greek frozen yogurt, Fage Greek Yogurt with my favorite chia seed homemade jam. When I indulge in dairy why Greek? Frankly, I prefer the taste and texture, but it is also packed with less carbs and more protein!
Dinner: Same as above. Steal bites of my children's dessert.
See a trend? On my off-days I'm going to indulge in something sweet and steal bites from my family here and there. I'm not training for anything specific, but I feel better when I eat clean. Of course I live my life: eat birthday cake, enjoy dinner with friends, etc. Last night my family and I went to a huge party honoring one of our military friends. The event was catered with pasta, garlic bread knots, a chicken dish and salad. I ate a big plate of salad greens (no dressing) with the chicken on top. The chicken was breaded and covered in a brown sauce, but I didn't sweat it, because I wanted to enjoy myself with friends, and I wasn't tempted by the pasta and bread. After dinner I stole a few bites of Brenden's (my son) cannoli!
Now here is my product review! Every single day I drink about a gallon of water and herbal tea or green tea. Recently, I won a tea giveaway featured by Two Moms a Little Time and a Keyboard!
As a huge consumer of herbal tea/green tea I was pleasantly surprised by this fruity, green tea concoction from Tiesta Tea. First, it smells divine. I keep it in the cupboard with my tea cups. Every time I open the cabinet door a lovely smell greets me. Second, it has a pleasantly full taste that satisfies a little little sugar craving; nothing too sweet just a nice fruity note. Finally, caffeine can make me jittery, but I am able to drink two cups of this in the morning and early afternoon with no issue! I will definitely purchase this tea!