No time for the video, here's a look in pictures:
|5:00 AM: warm lemon water: 8 oz. warm water + juice of 1 lemon|
|5:20 AM: Pre-workout snack: Food for Life Sprouted Gluten Free Bread |
with Trader Joe's Organic Creamy Peanut Butter.
Here's a preview of the DVD I did today: Suzanne Bowen's BarreAmped
After my workout, I shower, get ready and then my girls get up.
Morning smoothie recipe:
- 1 1/2 scoops Sunwarrior Chocolate Warrior Blend
- 1 1/2 cups of Trader Joe's Rice Drink
- 1-2 cups organic spinach
- 4 frozen banana halves
- 5 frozen strawberries
Blend + serve.
|7:30 AM: Breakfast smoothie. I make one smoothie and share a portion with|
Mila (as Avery is not a fan).
|8:00 Avery's breakfast: a Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabar|
She usually eats half now, and an hour or two later,
then she'll eat the other half.
|As Mila gets caught up on her reading in Avery's special little closet nook.|
|Then I give them about 20 minutes on our iPads while I jump in the shower,|
change clothes, and get ready for the day.
|This is when I do my oil pulling too.|
|9:00 AM: Morning snack #1: Fruit time! Avery made her own little fruit bowl|
in this funny popcorn container of organic blueberries and strawberries.
|Such a fruit girl!|
|Personally I've been loving frozen mango lately that I get from Trader Joe's.|
I like to have it with 2 fresh bananas chopped.
On this day we decided to head to the library once my mom, a fellow teacher on summer vacation came over, so Avery packed us some snacks for the road.
|Loading up some veggie straws.|
|We've been loving these Blue Avocado Clear Zipper Reusable Bags lately.|
|10:00: Morning snack #2 for my girls: fruit pouches. I made these|
with a combo of frozen fruit and applesauce (I'll post the recipe another time)
using these reusable Little Green Pouches in the Large size..
|They ate these pretty quickly in the car...before we even got out of the driveway!|
|So I'll say they were a hit. I've been trying to make my own snacks for them|
lately, but although it's greener and cheaper...sometimes it's a bit more time
consuming, thank goodness for summer though!
On this day we headed over to my parent's house to hang out. They are both teachers like me, and also off on summer vacation so it's fun to have the chance to spend more time with them.
|10:30 Morning Snack #2: My snack Peanut Butter Cookie Larabar that I|
ate in the car while we were out.
|Time for the veggie straw snacks we packed. "Want one?" ( :|
|Then we were off to Michael's Craft Store to get some craft supplies|
for this artsy girl...can you tell she was in awe of them all!
|Then when we got home it was craft time!|
|Wait who's eating my corn on the cob...that's supposed to be for me!|
|Lunch 12:15: Tinkyada Gluten-Free Spaghetti and organic green beans.|
|For the girl's lunch, I added some of Avery's little berry fruit salad from the|
morning (that she didn't finish) and for their dessert they had some Annie's
Gluten-Free Bunny Cookies.
After lunch I put them down for a nap, which they take at the same time most days (thank you!). I then lay down and take a 15-20 minute nap to recharge a bit since I've been up since 4:45 AM. After I get up, I head downstairs to "work" and snack.
|2:15 PM: My Healthy Chocolate Chia Milk (find the recipe here)|
|Yummy chocolate + chia seeds.|
About an hour later, Avery gets up from her nap and to keep her in a happy mood you go get her some Almond Dream yogurt, then she comes around a bit...
|No time for a smile, I just want my yogurt.|
|...and so does Mila when she gets up!|
|4:45 PM Green Juice: Usually I make my own, but my juicer broke (my fault).|
Luckily it was still under warranty, so a new one is on it's way. In the meantime
I got some store-bought juices like this Evolution one.
|About an hour later, the girls were hungry again and Avery was heading|
to gymnastics so she made this snack on her own with some
organic peanut butter, organic apple slices, and veggie straws. Mila
had the same snack too!
|Then I got started on dinner, which for tonight was homemade pizza. I make|
this "Gluten-Free, Vegan Pizza Crust" from Minimalist Baker.
|Before Brandon left to take Avery to gymnastics, he got his pizza all ready.|
As you know he can have gluten, so he just gets a pre-made, whole-wheat
crust from the store.
|Roasted cauliflower with garlic is one of our favorite sides to have on "pizza night"!|
|Here's what my pizza looked like, hot out of the oven. I topped it with:|
Muir Glen Organic Pizza Sauce, Daiya Shredded Cheese, mushrooms,
and black olives.
|6:30 PM: Dinner: Homemade Pizza and Roasted Cauliflower|
|The girls had a side of organic applesauce with their dinner.|
|For my dessert: 1/8 cup of Lily's Sweets Baking Chips (stevia-sweetened),|
my favorite quick, easy dessert to satisfy my sweet tooth in a healthy way.
So there you have my food for the day, and all the things I did with my girls on one of my last days of summer vacation. Did you see any food you would like to try or do you have a special food you or your kids have been loving lately? Share it below! See you next month for the next "What I Ate" post.
By the way, if you're in the mood for some more "What I Ate" posts, be sure to check my others out here by clicking March, April, or June! ( :