I have been so excited for the blog and biz, even revealed the new schedule and plans and BAM, I flopped. I didn’t get my personal post up for last Friday. And it was a good one, sharing my healthy food for busy moms. Or at least what has been working for me. Then I missed the post! I have help, if you will, for my other posts, but, because these are my personal posts I am 100% on my own. And then, well, there you have it, I didn’t post. Thursday, day before last Friday, I thought all day, “write post write post.” But I was busy writing three staging reports. I didn’t’ have to have the reports done by Friday but I wanted to because I was headed to Madison for my son’s hockey tournaments. Who wants to bring work to a hockey tournament? NOT ME! Then, I set the alarm for 4am that Friday, “write post write post.” And when the alarm went off, ummm, I don’t even bother with the snooze, I just said “F— it.” So, last week’s post didn’t go up and guess what, the earth didn’t collapse, life still happened for a lot of people around me and apparently in the world. It was okay. Last weeks personal posts is coming to you today….
Healthy Food Alternatives for a Busy Mom
Okay, lets get it straight, I am not 40 yet. But it’s coming and there were things I wanted to have, to accomplish, to “be” by then. So, I am on a mission of sorts. If you follow me on instagram you might have heard me going through this “mission.” Lol, or you might have seen me have my emotional break down. Nothing serious, just the natural, “got married at 23, 15 years later and 3 kids, work load, life, stress, where has my body and soul gone” type break down.
Now, when that phase was happening on instagram I got oh so many comments, love and support from moms who feel the same. For that reason, I decided to expand on my “lifestyle” section of the blog to cover what I am doing about it. From conferences to diet/health changes to exercise, recipes, family, podcasts, books, spiritual guidance and more. What will this first post be about, besides my rant…my food.
I am not counting how many days it has been, but lets just say since the New Year I eliminated certain things I had been eating for the last few years and added a lot of other stuff. After 2 weeks, (yes I had migrane withdrawal) but in good news, my energy level has changed, my skin has changed and possibly some weight lost.
I am not weighing myself, yet, but pants feel better. OH, and for the first time I walked into a hockey ring and a few moms (who have known me for years) said, “what are you using on your skin? It is glowing?” Ummmm, drinking more water and elimnating gluten. I lost it and screamed, “it works” what everyone says about eating healthy and drinking more water actually works. BUT, I do have some skin care tips that I have been using and will share those next week and over on instagram.
Okay, wait. I should rephrase. I have always been a healthy eater since becoming a mom, 12+ years. I don’t like junk food or fast food. I am a stickler for organic and Whole Foods in my home, since having kids 12 years ago, But I LOVE FOOD! And when out for hockey games or tournaments I do splurge. When I make basil chicken with quinoa medley, I always over served myself. I knew/know how to be healthy, what it means, I just didn’t listen and always implement it. Like, I have Spirulina and Echinacea for years and quinoa instead of rice, or apple cider vinegar with honey tea instead of coffee. But, I snack and snack on stuff. So for me it has been about serving sizes and elimination.
Okay, so what is in my pantry and fridge now. And what I believe has helped in the natural glow only two weeks in….Here it is.
My Go – To Meals
These have been some of my go t0 meals beginning of this year as I experiment with recipes. I like these because they are quick and easy. I hope to grow and have more as the weeks go by.
Udi Gluten free toast with Avocado / chia seeds / 1 egg / balsamic vinegar / olive oil / sea salt
Spring mix salad / pomegranate / cauliflower rice / flax seeds /olive oil and balsamic vinegar as dressing
Rice Ramen / sautéed spinach with onions / chia seeds / 1 egg
Diary free greek yogurt / blueberries (or other fruit) / granola