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what (my kids) ate wednesday

March 12, 2014 in Blog, Family, Food, Kids, WIAW by lindsaymwright

Anyone else have a sunburn from yesterday?? It was a toasty 73 degrees here in Western North Carolina! We spent the majority of the day outside and my skin is screaming, “Abuse! Skin abuse!” today. Not so much as screaming it as being easily offended when I brush up against things and freaking the heck out.

Anywoo…in honor of “What I Ate Wednesday,” I wanted to share some of the foods that my kids LOVE to eat.  Some are healthy, some are not.

The rundown:

  • I’m the type of mom/person who feels like if my kids get 2 veggies and 2 fruits in a day, we’ve WON an award.
  • We buy mostly conventional foods but I do make a point of buying organic MILK, CHEESE and the “Dirty Dozen.”
  • From April through September, our lunches consist of “Snack Plates.”  see below.
  • Clara will eat anything under the sun (she seriously digs broccoli…dipped in ketchup) and Henry could live off of Applegate Chicken Tenders and PB&J’s.
  • In my cupboard, you’ll find whole grains, a box of Fruit Loops, all-natural fruit leathers, Lance cheese crackers and Blue Diamond almonds.
  • I try to balance what’s on sale with what my kids will eat with what I would like for them to eat.

It all comes out in the wash and equals one big happy, well-fed, thriving family.  Above all else, we focus on a “food is fuel”-mentality and banish talk of calories or being skinny/fat.  We don’t obsess.  Food is food.

Here’s a look (aka every picture I could find of my kids and food):

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QUESTION:  Were you a good or picky eater as a kid?  What types of foods do you feed your kids?

splendid…lindsay

wiaw – current pregnancy cravings

October 16, 2013 in Baby, Blog, Diet, ED, Food, WIAW by lindsaymwright

Hello Wednesday!

As I told you guys yesterday, food is starting to become appealing again!  I still have some aversions (anything greasy or too sweet) but for the most part, I’m turning a corner of wanting all.the.foods.  I love this part of pregnancy – the EATING.  I know two things about myself and food though:

  • 1)  Due to my eating disordered past, I won’t be a woman who “lets herself go” during pregnancy.  I just know too much about nutrition and can easily take this knowledge too far and become obsessive.
  • 2) Luckily, I’ve grown up a bit.  I have no food rules or food guilt in pregnancy.  If something sounds good, I’ll eat it (HUGE difference from the Lindsay of 10 years ago).  ….But always in moderation.

I feel like my approach to food (and fitness) has only gotten better over the years.  Some might look at what I eat and think it’s unhealthy or “bad.”  But I know better.  With a more relaxed approach, I’m WAY healthier than I was in years past.  Sometimes “unhealthy” is actually very healthy.

To that end, here’s what I ate yesterday (which was everything I wanted to put into my mouth – no rules – just being thankful for food):

Breakfast

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Protein pancake (Plant Fusion Chocolate P.P + Egg Whites, topped with maple syrup and PB2)

Post Workout

Banana – unpictured and scarfed down in the gym parking lot.

Pre-Lunch Snack

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Bagel Thin with cream cheese (side note: I HAD to have a bagel and made Travis leave work, drive to the grocery store and get me one.  Keeper.)

Lunch

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Janetha’s Quick & Clean Chicken Noodle Soup (MAKE THIS!!  I added mushrooms but kept everything else the same.)

Afternoon Snack

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Golden Delicious apple + sea salt

Dinner

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Chicken Tender Salad (I only ate a bit of this – by the end of the day, I’m kinda DONE with food.)

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QUESTION:  What was the best thing you ate yesterday??

splendid…lindsay

wiaw – linking morning sickness and hypotension

October 2, 2013 in Baby, Blog, Diet, Food, WIAW by lindsaymwright

Pregnancy is simply fascinating to me!!  I think what I love the most is hearing and reading about each woman’s different pregnancy story, knowing that in the end, we end up with a baby but the 9-month journey to get there is different for most everyone.  There are even discrepancies between THIS pregnancy and Henry’s pregnancy, Clara’s pregnancy.  The way I feel, my thoughts, the way my belly grows and, as I’ll talk about today, THE FOOD.

I have so many freaking food aversions right now, it’s ridiculous!  What sounds good one day will make me gag the next.  I’ve noticed a trend though.

Like most pregnant women, I CRAVE salty foods.  Salt is like my new best friend.  There’s actually scientific evidence backing me up on this one.  You see, the RDA recommends limiting sodium to less than 2,300 mg a day.  That’s for the average person.  A pregnant woman metabolizes sodium much differently and may need anywhere from 2,000 to 8,000 (!!) mg per day (source).  No wonder we crave salt!

Linking Morning Sickness and Low Blood Pressure

Try to stay with me here.  I just told you that a pregnant woman needs more salt than the average person.  Did you also know that a pregnant woman’s blood pressure is significantly lowered due to the hormone relaxin?  I ALREADY had extremely low blood pressure leading into this pregnancy, so every time I go to the doctor for prenatal appointments, the nurses marvel at my numbers.  It’s called “hyPOtension” – the last time I went in (which was last Monday), my blood pressure was 90/59 mmHg.

Want to know the symptoms of low blood pressure?

Signs and symptoms of hypotension may include dizziness, fainting, cold and sweaty skin, fatigue (tiredness), blurred vision, or nausea (feeling sick to your stomach). (source)

This sounds eerily like MORNING SICKNESS!!  (Travis actually connected the two – he’s way smarter than me.)

Now I know that you don’t have to be hypotensive to experience morning sickness, but I really think that my low b.p. combined with morning sickness has led to me feel pretty darn crappy over the last 6 weeks.  Interesting fact:  My nausea dissipates when I eat salt.  Sugary foods do nothing to take the edge off.  So that’s what I eat: SALT!!!

Here’s what yesterday looked like….

Before getting out of bed (sorry for the dark iPhone picture):  Mini saltine crackers

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Breakfast:  Oatmeal + Egg Whites + Butter

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Post Workout:  Chocolate Thinny Mint Shake (Chocolate whey p.p., chocolate soy milk, peppermint extract, ice)

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Pre-Lunch Snack:  Good Beans (this x3)

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Gatorade!  (all day long)

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Lunch:  2 eggs + american cheese + morningstar veggie links + raspberries

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Afternoon Snack #1:  Some “Dump Cake” – google the recipe – it’s pretty much pure butter (salt)

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Afternoon Snack #2:  Granny smith apple + The Laughing Cow mini babybel mozzerella (sent to me by TLC – SO good..and salty!)

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Dinner:  1/2 rack ribs + french fries + stewed okra & tomatoes

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mmmmm….ribs!

Themes:

  • Salt
  • Minimal vegetables
  • Minimal fruit
  • Minimal water
  • Notice that no snack was eaten pre-bed (which I normally would have)…this is because I’ve morphed into my mother and bedtime was 8pm.

Not a diet I’d recommend to ANYONE, but for right now, we’re in survival mode over here and it’s getting the job done.  Smile

QUESTION:  Do you SALT your food?  <-normally NEVER!  Do you think you’re over or under the RDA guidelines for sodium intake?  <-right now – YES!

splendid…lindsay

wiaw – my 5,000 calorie day

June 26, 2013 in All Posts, Blog, Body, Breakfast, Dessert, Diet, Dinner, ED, Food, Goals, Inspiration, Lists, Lunch, Popular, Snack, WIAW by travisvwright

Hey everyone it’s Travis again.  Yes, I realize we are supposed to not be counting calories, but here’s my WIAW style recap of my 5,000 Calorie Day.  Since you are curious I posted my weight gain at the bottom.  But I know your first question is going to be why.  The short answer is I’ve been eating a caloric deficit recently, and need to have a metabolism boosting day.

Some people live in a caloric deficit.  I’d guess there are quiet a few of you that can’t remember that last time you weren’t trying to burn more calories than you ate.  Regardless of the popularity of Set Point Theory currently, it’s pretty widely accepted that a constant caloric deficit will lead to reduced metabolism.  Which means the longer you “diet” (verb) the more difficult it is, because you need to be consuming less and less as your body adjusts your new diet (noun).  THEN when you are done “cutting”, your metabolism is so broken down and weak, you can’t eat half what most people eat without gaining weight.  Sound familiar?

There’s a solution!

You need to be actively combating this.  What’s the point of getting to your ideal weight if the rest of your life you can only eat salad (with the sad fork-dipped-into-the-dressing-first method)?  In fact I’ve actually got the exact opposite thinking.  Back when I wasn’t cutting, I’d eat my 1300 calorie nightly ice cream bowl…well, nightly.  I’d like to get to the point where I can eat 3,000 calories a day and maintain my weight.  Then when you want to cut you drop to the extremely deprived level of 2,500 calories per day.

So without further ado, here’s my WIAW – The 5,000 Calorie Metabolism Boosting Day!

5000 Calorie Day Breakfast

Breakfast – 2 eggs over easy, 2 biscuits and gravy, 2 sausage patties ~ 1,230 Calories (Not counting the bites of Lindsay’s pancake I tried)

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Katie’s Kraut Burgers (Lindsay took umbrage with myfitnesspal’s estimate of 272 per burger so I’m only counting 2 of them) ~ 544 Calories

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5000 Calorie Day Second Breakfast

Second Lunch – Van’s Flax Waffles with peanut butter and The Laughing Cow cream cheese (a Blend sponsor)~ 540 Calories

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Quick Snack – Newton’s Fruit Thins with peanut butter (I had 6 plus some Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter – another Blend sponsor!) ~ 310 Calories

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5000 Calorie Day Eggs

Dinner – 4 eggs with grilled chicken and cheese ~ 710 Calories

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More Dinner – Chocolate Chip Clif Bar ~ 230 Calories

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Cinnamon Roll

Post Dinner Snack – Cinnamon Roll ~ 200

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5000 Calorie Day

Ice Cream ~ 1,250

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So:

  • 1,230 – Breakfast
  • 544 – Second Breakfast
  • 540 – Waffle Lunch
  • 310 – Lunch Dessert Newton Fruit Thins
  • 710 – Dinner Eggs
  • 230 – Clif Bar
  • 200 – Cinnamon Roll
  • +     1,250 – Ice Cream
  • 5,014 – Total for the day

Weight Gain:

Now the part for which you’ve been waiting with breath that is bated…(First, obviously since it’s Wednesday I didn’t eat this on Wednesday.  I actually ate this on Saturday.)  On Sunday morning, I weighed 4 pounds more than on Saturday morning.  I’m actually back under my Saturday number as of this morning.

Question:  What would YOU eat on your 5,000 calorie day?

wiaw…all the dang thangs

May 8, 2013 in Blog, Body, Breakfast, Coffee, Dessert, Dinner, Food, WIAW by lindsaymwright

Oh Lordy….today we talk FOOD. And how amazingly delicious it is!!  (how on Earth did I go all of those years restricting myself?!!?  Food is so stinkin’ good!)

I’m on fire about food right now because for the past month, I haven’t really liked it.  Like. At. All.  Extreme nausea and some vomiting will do that to you.  I wanted so badly to share what I was going through with you guys, but I didn’t want to pull you into the pregnancy until I knew I wouldn’t miscarry (and well, we know how that ended).  As with my previous pregnancies, the morning sickness makes me lose about 10 pounds.  I lose my sweet tooth.  I can barely stomach water.  No veggies.  Salty carbs are my friend.  Lots of saltines – I’d be happy if I never saw a saltine again.

But NOW….now that I’m no longer dealing with those pregnancy hormones, I feel back to normal (and yes, I’d much rather be pregnant and sick).  I want eat ALL THE FOODS.  Sweet.  Vegetables.  Lots of water.  My daily green drink.  My protein pancakes.  I love it all.  You don’t understand how much JOY and HAPPINESS food brings you until you can’t stand it anymore.

The joy is back.  And here’s what I’ve been eating:

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Egg McMuffin, courtesy of a 6am McDonald’s run.

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Swanson’s Super Green Max powder with Bragg’s ACV

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Chocolate Chip Clif Bar

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Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter, courtesy of my best pal.  No spoon required – a finger will do.

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Banana…don’t mind the chipped nail polish.

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KIWI!!  My favorite fruit! 

(Makes me want to buy the ingredients for a Fruit Pizza – do you guys like those?)

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THE best cookies ever!  And almost gone.

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Butter Lettuce (yum), Cucumbers, Carrots, Feta, & Hummus Dressing (mix hummus with water)

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Hillbilly Roasted Marshmallows

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A bacon quiche, courtesy of Susanna.  Thank you, friend!

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Plant Fusion Protein Pancake + COOOFFFEEEEE!!

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A “blessing meal”, courtesy of Heather.  Thank you, friend!

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Eggs + Quinoa + Mushrooms + Black Beans

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Had to save the BEST for last.  Ghirardelli brownies + Reese’s PB chips (+ fuzzy slippers)

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What a wonderful thing.  FOOD.  I dare say I’m in love.

QUESTION:  What’s the BEST THING you’ve eaten lately?  (and do you like fruit pizza? if not, leave and never come back.)

splendid…lindsay

wiaw…come grocery shopping with me!

April 3, 2013 in Blog, Diet, Food, Lists, WIAW by lindsaymwright

After a week of every day rehearsals and then a trip to Vegas, our fridge and pantry looked like something out of The Walking Dead last week.  Bone barren. And unlike the Walking Dead, my family actually likes to eat real food.  So a trip to the store was made and I thought I’d share what I bought.

Friends and clients often ask me to show them how to grocery shop.  I’ve even “trained” a few clients IN the grocery store – instead of working out, we meet at the grocery store and we walk up and down the aisles.  Most people just don’t KNOW what to buy when it comes to healthy eating.  In fact, I recently ran into a newer client at the store and she was quite proud of her shopping cart – it was full of “healthy, low fat” items <-her words, not mine.  When I looked inside, I saw nutrition bars, “low-fat” white bread, “low-fat” snack mix, yogurt covered raisins, etc.  No veggies.  No fruits.  No lean meat.  I told her I’d bring her shopping with me next time. :)

Anyway, here’s what I bought:

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Shopping List (if marked through, that means it either wasn’t on sale or I had to go to a different store.)

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Clementines
  • Grapefruit
  • Berries (if on sale)
  • Spinach
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Carrots
  • Avocado (x3)
  • Naked Juice for Kombucha
  • Prunes
  • Figs
  • Dates
  • Lean Ground Turkey
  • Lean Ground Beef
  • Chicken Breast
  • Eggs (x2)
  • Egg Whites
  • Roasted Almonds
  • Natural Peanut Butter
  • Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • Soy Crisps
  • Bragg’s ACV
  • Nature’s Path Cereal
  • Brown Sugar

For H & C

  • Mac N Cheese
  • Baby Carrots
  • Cereal
  • String Cheese

The Haul:

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Clockwise from the top: Blue Diamond Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, Organic Whole Milk, Free Range Eggs, Cage Free Liquid Egg Whites, 99% Lean Ground Turkey, Golden Delicious Apples, Beets, Lemon, Carrots, Bananas, Strawberries, String Cheese, Baby Carrots.

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Clockwise from the top:  Figs, Dates, Shampoo, Natural Peanut Butter, Soy Crisps, Green Pepper, Avocado, Grapefruit, Wasabi Edamame Hummus (yum!), Luna Bars, Albacore Tuna, Low Sodium Almonds.

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Clockwise from the top:  Nature’s Path Millet Rice cereal (my favorite!), Mom’s Best Toasty O’s, Triscuits, Quinoa, Broccoli, Ginger Aid tea.

Check out how much I saved with coupons and my bonuscard! $41.09!  Go here for my couponing tips!

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Let me be frank here – I’m not always a saint in the grocery store, but it isn’t because I’m “nutrition-ignorant.” Sometimes I simply choose to look the other way and grab the yogurt covered raisins. There’s an important difference there.  I think that we can EDUCATE people about how to eat healthier, but then it’s up to THEM whether or not they choose to put that education into PRACTICE.  Same goes for fitness – I can meet with a client 2 times a week, but what really makes the difference in their body composition is how they PRACTICE the education that they receive from me.

I suppose practice really does make perfect.

QUESTION:  How often do you grocery shop?  Do you coupon?

splendid…lindsay

wiaw – i heart schwan’s

March 6, 2013 in Blog, Diet, Food, Review, WIAW by lindsaymwright

You know what?!  I flippin’ LOVED last week’s WIAW – I loved putting it together (and getting super hungry).  I loved thinking about WHY I don’t eat those types of foods on a normal basis (hello digestion problems).  But what I really loved was the response that I got from you guys: some people played along and wrote out these amazing junk foods (that again, made me hungry) and others talked about WHY they don’t eat those those types of foods.  I think that the general consensus was this:  YES, it’s fun to play the, “If I could eat anything game,” but at the end of the day, it’s more important to honor our bodies with whole, nutrient/vitamin rich foods.  We feel better, we perform better, and our bodies appreciate being nourished.  That’s a food movement I can get behind!  That’s what I want to pattern for my kids!

Today I thought I’d show you a REAL day of eats, along with some fun new products I’ve been reviewing from Schwan’s.  Let’s get to the food first!

Breakfast

Two eggs, scrambled with spinach and a side of beet juice.

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Snack #1 – Post Workout

Schwan’s Tropical Smoothie =

Schwan’s Golden Fruit Blend (1 cup) + Vanilla Plant Fusion (1 scoop) + Almond Coconut milk (8 oz.)

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Lunch

Avocado + Broccoli + Brussel Sprouts + Spinach + Turkey Sausage + Hummus + Nutritional Yeast

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Snack #2

Good N’ Natural bar (new to me and on sale!  Pretty good too.)

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Dinner

Schwan’s Wild Alaskan Salmon (with a Honey Dijon marinade) + Baked Sweet Potato + Steamed Vegetables

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Snack #3 – Post-Reheasal/Pre-Bed

Gala Apple + Natural Peanut Butter

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A pretty great day of food, I think!

Now let’s talk for a minute about Schwan’s.  Through my partnership with Fitfluential, I was offered the chance to review a couple of items of my choice from Schwan’s.  This company has SO MUCH food to pick from, ranging from meats, seafood, meals (think pasta, enchiladas, stir fry), ice cream, dessert, fruit and vegetables.  I have vague memories of my parents buying Schwan’s when I was growing up – mostly their pizzas and the occasional ice cream.  You might have seen Schwan’s vans before – they deliver right to your door for free.

I selected two items from their “LiveSmart” line: the Wild Alaskan Salmon and the Golden Fruit Blend.  All of the LiveSmart items contain no trans fats, minimal preservatives and additives and are also low in sodium.  I was really pleased with the quality of this food!  I’ve been making daily smoothies for myself and the kids using the Golden Fruit Blend, which contains strawberries, peaches, mango and pineapple.  All the fruit tastes SO fresh – it’s flash frozen while in season.  The same for the Wild Alaskan Salmon – it’s caught and then immediately frozen so that it comes practically fresh to your door.  Plus, it was really easy to thaw in the sink (or the fridge if you have time, but who has time?!) and then just bake for 20 minutes.  Easy peasy!  Thanks, Schwan’s!!

Learn more about Schwan’s by visiting them online and see if you’re in their service area!   You can order online or via catalog – and shipping is free!  It’s like grocery shopping in your pjs – but I kinda already do that anyway.  THIS involves not leaving the house.  Again – easy peasy.

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QUESTION:  Have you ever tried Schwan’s home delivery??  Tell me one thing you ate yesterday that I need to know about!

splendid…lindsay

**Schwan’s & Fitfluential sent me this food to review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

what i (would) eat wednesday

February 27, 2013 in Blog, Body, Diet, Food, Lists, Rambles, WIAW by lindsaymwright

I remember seeing Janetha do a post like this a LONG time ago and I thought it was just the coolest idea ever.  A “What I Ate Wednesday” post that didn’t showcase all of our healthy eats, but rather, what we WOULD eat if calories and our waistlines and our vanity wasn’t an issue.  I think about this a lot actually, and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone.  What would your typical diet look like if you KNEW NOTHING about nutrition or health?  What would you eat if calories and fat grams weren’t relevant?

The answer?  You would eat like a child, if the child had no parents forcing them to eat their vegetables.  No limits.  No restrictions.  No vegetables and a whole lot of grease and sugar.  Simply put, you would eat solely for pleasure.  Basically, it would look like Peter Pan’s diet on Neverland island.  That’s what I’m thinking.

Side note: how cool would it be to FLY!?! (which is THE ultimate superpower and if I’m ever on a game show and that’s a question you’re asked about me – “What is Lindsay’s favorite super power?” – the answer is flying.  And eating lots of junk food with zero consequences.)

Anyway, here is what I would eat if I were Peter Pan, in no particular order (and I had to limit myself to only 8 because I ran out of time):

1.  Breyer’s Oreo ice cream

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2.  Ghirardelli Brownies with Reese Chips mixed in

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3.  Cracklin’ Oat Bran with whole milk

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4.  California Pizza Kitchen’s BBQ Chicken Pizza

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5.  Mamaw Dot’s Coconut Cake with Google Gaggle

No picture.  Just close your eyes and imagine a freshly baked slice of coconut cake slathered in a vanilla boiled custard.  My mamaw makes it every year for our Christmas Eve dinner and it is HIGHLY coveted by anyone who tastes it.  Mouth watering right now!

6.  Sour Patch Watermelon candies

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7.  Anything from Outback Steakhouse

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8.  Reese’s Eggs

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Honorable Mentions: 

  • Chicken Sandwich and Onion Rings from Burger King
  • Wendy’s French Fries dipped in a Frosty
  • Dunkaroos with Chocolate Frosting
  • Banquet Chicken Pot Pie

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I’d love to be able to tell you that I’d be ok eating all of these foods all day long. That I’m secure enough with my body to gorge on junk food. But that’d be wrong on multiple levels. First, and most importantly, I really actually like the way I FEEL when I eat healthy foods. My energy levels, my digestion, my skin, the way that healthy foods fuel my workouts. All of those reasons are enough for me to continue eating a 80/20 diet plan.

But…. I don’t think any food should be off limits.  I eat all of those foods I listed out and will continue to do so when I’m old and gray.  I think there’s a (small) place for these types of foods in a healthy lifestyle – file these under “Foods That Nourish My Inner Fat Kid.”

QUESTION:  Let your inner fat kid out.  What would you eat if calories and nutrition didn’t matter??

splendid…lindsay

what i ate wednesday….the dairy free edition

January 30, 2013 in Blog, Body, Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Recipe, Snack, WIAW by lindsaymwright

As I discussed in this previous poop post, I’m exploring a low sugar, dairy free diet right now.  Today marks Day 30 with this diet change that I’m trying out and I must say, it has VASTLY improved my digestion problems.  I really think taking out a lot of the excess DAIRY has been good for not only my poo problems, but it’s helped clear up my skin and I just feel less bloated.  I should tell you – I’m not reading every single label to see if it contains dairy, but I am focusing on eating REAL FOODS and not PRODUCTS so that I don’t have to read any label.  The foods that I’ve been eating don’t have labels (they have stickers and I very nearly ate one on an apple the other day – you hear that the average person consumes like 10 spiders in their lifetime – I wonder how many fruit stickers we eat???  Hmm..)

I’m eating less sugar because, well, it’s really not healthy for you.  Like at all.  My acupuncturist said to cut out white starches to help heal my gut – so by eliminating “white foods”, I’ve drastically reduced my sugar intake.  Drastically because I used to eat sugar with nearly every meal.  (I’ve also been known to have open bags of Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips in my pantry just for snacking.  Anybody else?!?)  I’ll share a recipe below for one of the ways I’m dealing with my sweet tooth.  I’m still eating NATURALLY occurring sugars (such as fruits, agave nectar and honey), but cutting out the refined stuff.

The difference in how I feel now versus back in December is HUGE.  I’m not sure how long I’ll be dairy free (it could be a couple of months or it could be forever), but I know I’ll do whatever works.  This works for me!

Without further ado, here’s everything I ate yesterday!

Breakfast  (Pre-Workout)

Two whole eggs + two extra egg whites + diced sweet potato + salsa

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Snack  (Post-Workout)

Trail Mix, minus the M&M’s.  Ok…I had 2.

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Lunch

Broiled Tofu Squares + Brussels Sprouts + Broccoli + Carrots + Hummus + Annie’s Roasted Red Pepper Dressing

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Snack

Whole Juice = 1 Beet, 1 Carrot, 1 Apple, 2 cups Spinach, Ginger & Lemon

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Dinner  (Post-Rehearsal)

Stuffed Red Pepper = Red Pepper + Quinoa + Black Beans + Mushrooms

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Snack  (Dessert!)

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

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Ingredients = 1 cup water + 10 diced dates + 8 diced figs + 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter + 2 tbsp. dark cocoa

Place ingredients in a Blendtec (or other high speed blender or food processor).  Blend until smooth.

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Oh man!  This stuff is good! You can also sub out the peanut butter for any other nut butter.  I like to freeze it just a bit so that it resembles soft serve.

Let me know if you try it!

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QUESTION:  Tell me the BEST THING you ate yesterday (or today)!  Have you experimented with a dairy free diet before?

splendid…lindsay