Clean Eating, Red Wine, & Chocolate

“There are those people who can eat one piece of chocolate, one piece of cake, drink one glass of wine. There are even people who smoke one or two cigarettes a week. And then there are people for whom one of anything is not even an option.”
― Abigail Thomas, Thinking About Memoir

Here is a sample of my meals during the week. I try to eat clean most of the time but splurge occasionally on a glass of wine and dark chocolate.  Take advantage of your cheat meals, but remember it’s all about balance and moderation.

 

Breakfast: Pick One

  1. Avocado toast- smash 1 tbsp of avocado, add egg, 1 tsp of shredded mozzarella plus  a small organic apple
  2. Package of organic oats (make sure you check sugar grams on nutritional level (opt for less than 15) topped with 1/2 cup of organic blueberries and 1 tsp of walnuts
  3. Lara bar or Quest Bar and 10 raw almonds

Lunch: Pick One

  1. Two cups of organic spinach- one small grilled chicken breast (sliced) – top with 1/2 sliced avocado and 1 cup of fresh strawberries or mandarin orange slices. (Dressing – 1 tbsp of greek yogurt mixed with 1/2 tsp of avocado oil).
  2. One can of tuna- mixed with 1/3 sliced avocado (smashed) and 1 tbsp of greek yogurt. Add sliced boiled egg, sliced cucumbers, celery, and tomato. Side of organic apple slices topped with 1 tbsp of nut butter.
  3.  Veggie burger (Beyond Burger, Quorn, Etc) Cook according to directions: Make an open face burger using one slice of organic bread/ or (Ezekiel) add veggies, sliced avocado, onions, tomato, fresh spinach and a thin slice of real cheese. Side of baked sweet potato, and spinach salad.

Snacks: Pick Two

  1. Serving of Greek yogurt- top with berries (optional add-ins – one scoop of protein powder, top with nuts
  2.  Boiled eggs, 10 raw almonds
  3. Organic Baby Carrots and hummus
  4. Apple slices and nut butter
  5. Plain rice cake with sliced turkey or chicken plus a serving of grapes
  6. Rice cake with almond butter and sliced banana

Dinner: Select one serving of meat (palm of the hand), One complex carb, Two Green Veggies

Pick one: One serving of grilled chicken breast, grass-fed burger, or salmon

Pick one Complex Carb: One serving of rice, sweet potato, 1/2 baked potato, or side of pasta

Pick two: Asparagus, fresh spinach, broccoli, zucchini, cucumber, green beans, kale

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