Monday, June 09, 2008

Bundles O' Food

The kids had a a dental cleaning appointment today first thing and then we headed to Costco. I really wish the Farmer's Market was closer. I really wanted to go there, but it's 35 mins away and I just wasn't up for it. I needed paper products and diapers and fruit, veggies and meat, so I figured I'd load up. I've come to realize it's really easy to eat processed foods. And boy have I been. And I come to this realization every now and then when life gets busy and I can't think of the last time I ate a piece of fruit. So I went to Costco with the intentions of seeking out some organic stuff and avoiding all the packaged crap. I did find some Bare Naked trail mix and granola. Which is all organic and no preservations. The kids love that stuff and I'm beginning to really enjoy granola and yogurt, which I never have before. I came away with organic cereal, yogurt, yogurt smoothies and whole wheat pasta. And fruits, veggies and chicken ("all natural," but not organic).

Pregnancy wise I'm trying to focus on protein. I've noticed I feel awful when I don't get enough protein. So included that in every meal and snack is something I'm prioritizing. I'm also loosely giving up refined sugar. The occasional mocha will be the exception. I'm following these guidelines. My rough rule is eating whole foods. Things that are not overly processed.

Here's today's tracker:

Cascade Farm's cranberry and almond granola bar

Trail mix

Black bean and cheese quesadilla on two corn tortillas over a bed of lettuce. Topped with salsa and 1 tbsp reduced fat sour cream

Dinner: (already planned)
Grilled chicken
Grilled veggies-red onion, yellow pepper, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes
Foil pockets with diced potatoes and carrots-drizzled with olive oil and salt and pepper

I'm headed to the YMCA here in a bit after Amelia wakes from her nap. My plan is to do 30 mins on the treadmill or elliptical and then weights.

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