Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”
Genesis 1:29“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.”
We can do this! Only 4 more days of February and then it’s FINALLY March! The month when temperatures begin to climb and daylight hours increase.This is a time of rebirth, regrowth, renewal, and rejuvenation.We can finally kiss winter ‘Goodbye’ and look forward to spring! It’s hard to believe that it’s been two months since Christmas and yet when I look outside, I still feel like I’m trapped in a frozen snow globe! Oh well, what can you do?!I’ll tell you what I’m doing… I’ve been trying to brighten my days with bright, colorful, tasty and nourishing foods! Fruits and veggies like bright juicy oranges, crunchy golden carrots, creamy green avocados and multi-colored baby tomatoes…These nutritious little ‘gifts from God’ definitely lift my mood when all else is gloomy! So here’s what a bright day of eating looks like for me!
This morning I started my day with a bowl full of chia seed pudding. I made it by mixing chia seeds and almond milk and letting it sit overnight. In the AM, I added a spoonful of almond butter and paired it with half of an orange for a filling, refreshing breakfast!
Come lunch time, I was ready for a lovely little meal! I had a garden salad filled with fun toppings! I had grilled chicken, avocado, sunflower seeds, sun dried tomatoes, Trader Joe’s blueberry goat cheese, tomatoes, and half a fig! I paired this ‘fun salad’ with a small sweet potato, carrots, black bean hummus and the other half of my orange!
In the afternoon, I craved a little treat! I had some decaf coffee with a splash of cream, a sprinkle of unrefined coconut sugar, and a handful of dark chocolate espresso beans. Later I snacked on some cherry tomatoes while I was getting reading for dinner.
For dinner, I enjoyed some homemade Indian curry chicken and chickpea soup, a little fresh fruit salad, a spinach salad with sunflower seeds, some hummus and a slice of gluten free toast with butter! Yummy!
Can’t live without my nightly dessert! Tonight’s was DELICIOUS! I had a small scoop of Salted Caramel Frozen Yogurt with Light Cool Whip and a crushed up gluten free ice cream cone! YUM! I paired this with 2 little chocolates (because I was craving chocolate) and since I had eaten healthy all day, I knew I didn’t have to stop at just one!
Around 10 pm, I was actually pretty hungry (that’s what happens when you stay up late watching reruns of ‘The Mindy Project’ on Hulu!) so I decided to grab a little snack to settle my rumbly tummy for the night. Knowing that I could sleep-in the next morning, I realized that breakfast was a long ways away… so I opted for a small orange and a bit of lite kettle corn. This did just the trick! I don’t always eat a snack before bed, but often times I find that I sleep better when I do! …today was definitely a “hungry day” for me!
How about you?! Do you need ‘a little nibble’ before bed? What did YOU find delicious today?!