good eats - 8/5

Ok, so my good friend Court posted on Facebook the other day that she was cleaning up her diet due to a health scare (she has assured me that she is fine). And being the good friend that she is, she decided to invite all her friends to join her...

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Good timing!  I recently discovered something that has caused me to reevaluate the way I eat (only slightly fortunately...and more on that later), so what a great way to start!

Basically, I'm trying to keep it clean.  Lots of veggies, some meat, and not very many carbs. Occasionally some cheese or yogurt, and fruit.  Limit sugar, and if it must be consumed, choose a good one (honey, maple syrup, etc.).  If and when I do eat packaged foods (rarely), I like to be able to pronounce all the ingredients on the list.  Most of the time it's just easier to make things yourself (like the delicious cookies I made yesterday).  I did buy hummus at Costco today.  It's easy to make, but sometimes convenience is the difference between eating hummus and veggies from home and buying french fries at work.  

I decided that I will try and post what I eat here (not everyday, but as much as possible) so that I can't fool myself into thinking I'm doing a good job!  

Breakfast:
Two "fried" eggs (not really fried, cooked in a non-stick pan with a tiny spritz of oil)
Homemade gluten-free tortilla, salsa, 1/2 avocado
2 slices uncured bacon
Coffee w/ almond milk 

Pre-Run Snack:
Coconut water and 1/2 scoop of protein powder  

Post-Run Snack:
Larabar ALT 

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There are seriously tasty.  I usually eat the regular Larabars, but I read about these somewhere online and wanted to try them.  They have 10g of protein (making them a wonderful post-workout snack) which comes from PEAS (who knew?).  They also have approximately 5 ingredients.  Love them!

Lunch:
Leftover chicken fajita filling with Spanish rice (made from a sprouted rice/quinoa blend) 

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Pre-Costco Snack:
Handful of dried coconut - yes, the kind from Costco that is covered in sugar...it's leftover from our fishing adventures and it needs to get eaten, makes a good quick snack, and it was better than going to Costco hungry...that never ends well.  

Dinner:
Sausage, peppers, onions, and mushrooms over polenta - YUM! 

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Workout:
Easy 5 mile run 

All in all, a good day.  Could I have done better?  Of course...I can always do better.  Part of the problem was that we had almost no food in our house.  I don't usually eat chicken for lunch and then sausage for dinner.  I would have much preferred a salad, but we were out of veggies.  Tomorrow...more veggies!

(If you are interested in joining us in our quest to clean up our acts, let me know and I can add you to our group of FB).