Before becoming a Mamavation Mom, I ate a lot of processed boxed foods, but I am happy to say that 98% of what I buy now can be found in the produce, dairy and meat departments of the store! Very rarely will I go in the middle isles of the store, in fact the only thing I buy there are my almonds, hot sauce, bread, and some things for the kids. I used to think how the heck do people just shop the perimeter of the store and make meals out of it? I won’t lie and say everything I eat is REAL food, but I am transitioning and I eat more REAL food than not, which is progress. Which is good! As Leah says,”It’s all about progress, NOT perfection.” Good thing, because I don’t know anyone that is perfect, do you?
Are you curious about the types of foods I eat as a Mamavation Mom? I will share a few here for you, but you could head over to the Mamavation forum where I journal EVERYTHING: sleep, water intake, workouts, steps, and food as well as my emotions!
So here is a typical day for me!
1 Fruit: 1/2 banana
1 Fat-Free Milk: 1c. I put it in my coffee
1 Starch: 1 Slice of cinnamon raisin toast
1 Lean meat: 2 egg whites
1 fat: 1 tbs cream cheese
1 Vegetable: 1/2 yellow bell pepper and 1/2 c mushrooms
1 Fruit: 3/4 c Blackberries
1 Fat-Free Milk: 1 c milk
1 Beans/Lentils: 1/2 c black beans
3 Lean Meat: 3 oz chicken breast
1 fruit: gala apple
2 fat: 12 almonds
(all packed and ready for the park)
2 Vegis: Mixed vegi’s
1 Fruit: 1/2 pear, grilled (OMG SOOO good!)
1 Fat-Free milk: 1 c milk
3 Lean meat: 3 oz Tilapia fillet
2 Fat: 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil (used to saute the vegis)
1 Vegi: Sugar snap peas
2 fat: 3 tsp natural peanut butter, water, worcestershire sauce, cumin, onion powder
You know what the best thing is about all of these meals? They took a half hour or less to make!! That’s right, you can eat REAL food and not be in the kitchen cooking for hours! Being a busy mom with 3 really little ones at my feet, I just cannot be cooking all day, so this is a major plus for me!
A HUGE thank you to Alysa for putting my meal plan together and teaching me that eating healthy doesn’t mean that I have to eat bland, that it can be done and can be easy! You can find some pretty amazing recipes on her blog, Inspired RD! You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter!