I love food... I also love to workout. I could not have one without the other. My husband is an amazing cook, my best friend is an amazing cook, and I just try to keep up with the two of them. I learned my health eating habits from my mother who did not encourage processed foods (thanks mom!) and portion control. I will share some of my favorite recipes with you, most healthy and some that are saved for special occasions.
My typical day of eating looks like this:
Breakfast - a breakfast cookie
Snack - veggies or fruit
Lunch - a salad with some protein, cheese, and a small carbilicious treat
Dinner - always protein, always veggies
Some of my favorite restaurants include:
The Chopped Leaf
Some of my crazy eating habits include:
I do not drink pop or juice, I do not believe in drinking my calories (except milk and Starbucks lattes).
I do not eat meat that still has a bone attached to it... yes, I have never had a chicken wing.
I love gummie candies, but I did give them up for lent this year and was successful for 41 days! Gummie candies are my weakness. I cannot go to Bulk Barn without a list as I end up getting candy... lots of candy... I have no portion control when I am given a bag and a scoop. It is a serious addiction.
Although I live in Canada, there are some foods I love that I can only get in the USA. I am known to save space in my suitcase to bring back like Think Thin bars.
I have made personal choice to decrease the amount of carbs and dairy in my diet. I do eat carbs when I am out at a restaurant. Unprocessed diary products are difficult for me to digest, but I do love cheese and yogurt.
I love grocery shopping, I will go multiple times a week to have fresh ingredients.
Here are my fave places to shop:
H & W Produce
Strathcona Farmers' Market