A busy schedule sometimes means limiting yourself when it comes to mealtimes. Work day meals might consist of whatever fits in a lunchbox and can quickly be reheated before your afternoon meeting. Then, thank God it’s Friday; the weekend comes! Weekends equal rest, right? Well, maybe not. Hopefully the routines are at least different and sometimes flexible, making more meal options available to you. Sundays are a fun day for sure, so indulging is always acceptable, and even encourage. Here’s how I like to “cheat,” but still make good and healthy choices.
On weekends, along with my morning organic coffee, I treat myself to a breakfast I normally don’t have time for during the week, like pancakes. This time, I went with toast because I’ve discovered a new topping that I love: hazelnut butter! This spread is both nutritious and delicious.
Sleeping in (lucky me!) pushed back my breakfast this morning, so I’m sticking with a small, simple lunch. Featured on my menu this afternoon is a bowl of hearty Portuguese soup called Caldo Verde, made with collard greens. I’m also enjoying a cup of Yogi Blueberry Slim Life Green Tea along with it. I love this tea—I can’t get enough of it!
Taking advantage of my flexible weekend schedule, which allows me to be home, I sliced a banana in half and placed it in the freezer for about 10 minutes. This makes it cold, but not too hard to eat. Then I topped it off with organic peanut butter. This is a good snack because it’s a combination of carbs and protein, which will keep you full for a very long time. I also drank another cup of the Slim Life Green Tea. (I told you, I can’t get enough!)
A light lunch means a full, complete dinner. I filled my plate with roasted organic chicken, broccoli, carrots and red onion. As my starch, I cooked some brown rice and quinoa. Of course, as with all my meals, I have a glass of water.
Here’s the not-so-bad, but-still-totally-tempting “cheat” for the day. I indulge in this delicious, low-sugar hazelnut & fig raw chocolate bark. It’s a great, guilt-free treat.