Hey everyone!  I hope you're all keeping warm and cozy this very chilly week!  This kind of weather makes me want to cuddle up by the fire, wrap myself in a warm blanket and take a nice little snooze... But... A girl's gotta eat, right??  Today I wanted to share some pictures of what I've been eating lately:
I started my morning with a creamy raspberry banana smoothie, a small bowl of Pop Chips and a bit of homemade chicken salad... it is the easiest recipe ever!  I just mix a bit of canned chicken with a scoop of plain greek yogurt.  You can always add chopped onions, celery, apples, walnuts and craisins if you're feeling adventurous and you've got the time.  But just 'straight up' is pretty healthy, simple and satisfying.  Even for breakfast!
For lunch I decided to enjoy some more of my chicken salad with a side of Pop chips... I think it's important to eat a wide varity of food (after all, variety is the spice of life) but sometimes I find something I love and I end up enjoying it multiple times in one day!!  Today was one of those days.  I decided to make it a complete lunch by adding a small sweet potato, some carrots with hummus, and a bunch of grapes!
By the time 3 o'clock rolled around, I was craving chocolate.  If you know me, you know that I eat chocolate everyday and I don't feel guilty about it!!  The key to eating treats and staying slim?  Moderation!  For a snack, I decided to have some 'No-sugar-added' hot cocoa (because to me it tastes just as good as the original stuff without the extra sugar or any weird sugar substitutes) and a handful of M&M's, because... well, they're M&M's!
Come dinner time, I was ready for some nourishing greens!  I had a small spinach and arugula salad with fresh lime juice and a drizzle of balsamic reduction.  I also had another small sweet potato, fresh grapes and a bowl of spaghetti squash with grilled chicken, feta and sautéed veggies!  So yummy and healthy!
DESSERT TIME!!  (aka my FAVORITE time)!  I love love LOVE the combo of berries and chocolate!!  I had a small bowl of raspberry chocolate froyo and a 100 calorie pack of Dark Chocolate Acai Berries.  I love to sprinkle a few of these tasty babies onto my ice cream!  YUM :)
At night I felt a little hungry again, and I hate to go to bed on an empty tummy!  I usually have a little 'pre-bed nibble' before I turn out the lights.  Tonight I had a package of Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars and a few more fresh grapes!  It filled up my tummy and left me satisfied and ready to drift off to LaLa Land.

That was today!! I certainly don't eat the same foods everyday, but these are some of the yummy favorites I really enjoy.

How about you?  What have YOU been eating lately?  I love trying something new and then seeing how quickly it becomes one of MY favorites!!

 


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01/22/2014 8:09am

Yay for chocolate EVERYDAY!!!
Great day of eats!
I saw that dark chocolate acai with blueberries and was wondering about it - now that I heard you like it, I gotta try it too!

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01/22/2014 7:10pm

Yay!! Thanks... and those chocolate berries really are delicious! And they have antioxidants! Win-win :)

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01/22/2014 8:09am

Wow - your salad looks so amazing! And by the way, the Açai berries are amazing!

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01/22/2014 7:11pm

Thanks!! And right?! I love them!

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01/22/2014 8:16am

What a great day of food! I agree that you need a wide variety or you bored. Your diet was full of delicious things. I need some of those 100 calorie packs of acai berries!

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01/22/2014 7:12pm

Thanks Marcie!! And yes! You should try them!!

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01/22/2014 1:47pm

I'm on a spinach kick lately, so for me it has been being spinach omelettes, spinach skillet lasagna, spinach salad, scrambled eggs + spinach... I love that stuff!
And peanut butter + chocolate toasts, I love those too.
And soft boiled eggs... wow, those are so good with a side of wholegrain toast ;--)
Love your menu!

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01/22/2014 7:13pm

Thanks Consuelo! Sounds like you've been eating some pretty great things as well :)

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01/22/2014 5:28pm

Thank you for this- I love the healthy balance you have. I really think it is inspiring.

I am a huge spaghetti squash AND salad lover, so your dinner looks amazing to me!! Yum!

Those dark chocolate acai berries are the best. I may or may not have a little handful after running every single day... (: I have the huge Costco bag so I don't think I'll ever run out!

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01/22/2014 7:13pm

Thank you so much Emily!! I love that you are inspired :) And they are great treats!!

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Such nice foods for a cold day!
I love Brookside's chocolate covered acai berries. They are SO good. I bought a bag when I went to The States last year, and I wish I had brought some more :)

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01/23/2014 5:59pm

Thanks Josefine!! And Yes!! I love them lots :)

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01/23/2014 4:32am

Everything looks wonderful, great variety of foods. Those dark chocolate Acai berries sound fantastic too! Hope you have a great week Cailee!

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01/23/2014 6:00pm

Thanks Kelly!! Glad that you liked it :)

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01/23/2014 5:59am

Those acai berries are SO good! Right now, I'm hooked on naturally sweetened greek yogurt ... that stuff is addictive! :) Have a great week, Cailee!

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01/23/2014 6:01pm

Thanks Mary Frances!! And naturally sweetened greek yogurt sounds amazingly healthy and delicious!!

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01/23/2014 6:22am

I saw you over at another blog and came by to check out your site. I love the goal. I am definitely working harder to eat healthier. Your site is very helpful and inspiring.

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01/23/2014 6:01pm

Thanks Peter!! I'm so glad that you like it!

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01/23/2014 12:32pm

i love the dark chocolate acai blueberry. SO GOOD! I've been eating Greek Yogurt Guac lately and Shakshuka (an Israeli dish). So good! :-)

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01/23/2014 6:02pm

Oh yum!! Those sound like some great options!! Hope that you are having a great week :)

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01/23/2014 1:25pm

So much yummy foods! :) I sometimes find it hard to keep things varied. I used to be so fussy growing up, I'd eat the same things almost everyday! I have to really make a conscious effort to mix it up and not get stuck in a rut. Also, I'm totally with you on eating chocolate everyday :p

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01/23/2014 6:03pm

I hear ya Louise!! A piece of chocolate a day... keeps the doctor away?!! Well in my opinion... YES!! A little bit each day is so enjoyable and prevents me from overdoing it later!

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01/23/2014 4:25pm

Great day of food! I've always wanted to try pop chips, they look and sound great!

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01/23/2014 6:04pm

Yes!! You should def give them a try! So good :)

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01/23/2014 4:55pm

It's been freezing this week!

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01/23/2014 6:04pm

Yes! Sooo cold :(

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Those dark chocolate berries look amazing. Your Wednesday posts really prove how much food you can eat when you keep it all healthy :)

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01/26/2014 11:47am

It's so true!! I eat a lot of little meals! :)

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01/24/2014 7:06am

Looks like some great food, your salad looks really delicious. I have never tried the chocolate covered Acai Berries, they looks good. Can you find them anywhere? local grocery?

if you like Crème Brûlée, check out my recent post
http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/making-creme-brulee/

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01/26/2014 11:48am

Yep! Pretty much any grocery store has them... in fact I just saw them at Super Walmart last night! But we got the 100 calorie packets from BJ's!

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01/26/2014 3:16am

I do that all the time! I eat something I love for breakfast and then end up wanting it for lunch as well haha :)

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01/26/2014 11:48am

Haha!! If you love it... why not?!

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01/26/2014 6:41am

that salad looks great! good for you!

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01/26/2014 11:49am

Thanks!

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02/09/2014 2:27am

What a great variety of nutritious food! I like that it's a good amount too, plenty of food and clean (well, the majority lol) fabulous!

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