Today was a really busy day. Or as my 6 year old son put it, "We went SEVEN places today!!" :D We were out from midmorning into the mid-afternoon. We knew we were going to be out over lunch time and would have a late lunch. So we packed a water bottle for everyone and threw a few Larabars and KIND bars into a lunch bag with an ice pack to keep them from getting melty in the hot car. And we were ready to hit the road! I love keeping plenty of variety of the Larabars and KIND bars on hand for a quick go to or on-the-go snack. Being prepared saves you from making food choices that you wouldn't normally make when hunger strikes and you're away from home. Another good quick on-the-go snack is a baggie of mixed nuts and dried fruit with a little chocolate chips if you'd like too. And water; don't forget to take water with you, especially if you are going to be away from home for a couple of hours. Here's the rundown of what I ate today:
Breakfast: Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oats topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries and cherries. The fruit was so sweet that I didn't even need to sweeten my oatmeal. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. It all depends how sweet the fruit is. It's a good idea to taste test first before adding the sugar. You may be surprised to find that you don't always need the added sugar.
Noon snack: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabar. Yummy!! If you've never tried a Larabar or you want to introduce your kids to them, this is the one to start with. There are a lot of tasty Larabars but this one is one of my favorites for sure.
3PM snack: At this point, I really didn't want to ruin my appetite for dinner. So I chose a hardboiled egg and a container of Greek yogurt. A high protein snack was perfect for holding me over until dinner but not filling me up too much before dinner time.
Dinner: My husband tried grilling tuna steaks on the grill for the first time. If you never tried this, you have to try it! The tuna was so amazing that I don't think we will ever make it any other way! Along with the grilled tuna we made Jasmine Rice (leftover the the other evening), grilled onion, steamed asparagus and fresh pineapple. It was such a perfect dinner. Grilled tuna is going on the menu again for next week!
Evening snack: After the kids went to bed, I decided to sit outside for a little, hovering around my citronella candle for safety. ;) For a snack I picked a pack of Dole Banana Dippers with Almonds and a glass of homemade iced tea. I love these Dippers. They are so good at satisfying my ice cream and chocolate cravings. Now Dole makes Strawberry Dippers too. I thought I'd like those the best since I love strawberries. But actually I love the banana dippers the best. The frozen bananas are so creamy; they really satisfy the taste buds. Have you tried the Dippers yet? What do you think about them?
How I exercised today:
Today I chose to exercise before bedtime because that was the best time I could fit it in. Since it was almost bedtime, I wanted a gentle yoga routine. And since I had a bellyache, I picked Yoga for Digestion by Yoga with Adriene. This was the perfect gentle routine for my belly and for the lateness of the hour. I went to bed feeling calmer and stretched. Good end to the weekend. You can find this yoga routine here: http://youtu.be/0MNiHTHkyyc