I start the morning with a tall, cold glass of water (12 oz), then brew a cup of coffee, adding 1 teaspoon of half & half cream (Horizon organic). I usually wait an hour to eat, and will then prepare either a bowl of oatmeal, Kashi Go Lean cereal with almond milk & berries, or a 3 egg omelet with veggies.
Snack options include either a Fiber One bar, sliced veggies to dip in hummus, an apple, a cheese stick with olives or wrapped in deli meat, a cup of applesauce or homemade popcorn.
For lunch I like to have a wrap, made with multigrain flatbread w/ flaxseed and whatever meats & veggies we have on hand. There are a million options here: ham, turkey, chicken, or tofu (or go meatless) – peppers, olives, lettuce, spinach, cucumber, tomato, sprouts, carrots, edamame, any sort of beans – then of course cheese, whatever you prefer – any type of low cal dressing, preferably a basalmic vinagirette.
My favorite dinners are those that are simple, easy, fast and fresh. This typically involves chopping and sautéing veggies and adding some shrimp then placing it over a bed of steamed brown rice or quinoa.
I have a horrible sweet tooth, so I’ve found a few ways to give in to it without over-indulging. I’ll either have a small piece of dark chocolate or make a green smoothie. Adding dark cocoa powder makes it a real sweet treat! View my favorite ‘dessert’ smoothie recipe here.