Where in the world have my weeks gone? Look who’s almost 1 month old?
We are in love with this boy! Things are going well and I am recovering nicely from the c-section. I have had lingering swelling, but that seems to be on its way out! I still have to wait a few more weeks until I go back to my workouts–boohoo. This has given true meaning to 80% diet, 20% workouts. For those of you working out, remember that you cannot out-exercise a bad diet. Food completely effects energy, weight, and muscle definition.
Over the last year, I have watched and read about people “prepping” their foods for the week and thought, “how do they make the time for that?” Well after two weeks of preparing snacks to have on hand, I am a believer that I can’t afford not to. Instead of grabbing a box on-the-go, I grab veggies, fruits and other yummy items that are good for me. So worth it!!
To give you some ideas, I found a great article, with 40 clean-eating suggestions, over at Paleo Power Challenge 90. In offering ideas, I thought I would show you a few of my own. Starting from the top and going clockwise:
No Bake Energy Bites: Simply the best sweet treat around.
Carrots and Celery -Cut up and washed. (celery is a great source of Vitamin K, A, and fiber–who knew?!) (And my daughter LOVES Ants on a Log)
Tri Color Bell Peppers -Cut up and washed.
Kale Chips- wash and cut up the kale. Dust with olive oil and sea sal or garlic salt. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 or until crunchy.
Strawberries- Wash fruit so it is ready to eat.
What works for you? Any special foods you love? If you have any snack ideas, leave it in the comments below. We can all use the encouragement!