>Hitting my nutrition goals

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There’s a screen shot of my weekly calories posted on SparkPeople. Because I’ve been so active, that is my current goal range for calories and other nutrients. I forgot to track my pizza on Monday that I had at Chuck E Cheese. I’ve gone back to tracking so I can see how much protein and fiber I’m getting. I’m really excited about my sodium intake, too, since high blood pressure runs in both our families.

Here are a few photos of things I’ve been loving this week:

This is a protein supplement I mix into milk or smoothies. In water it’s kind of thick. But it helps me get all the protein I need since I don’t eat a ton of meat.

This is chicken and noodles I made the other night and packed away for lunches at work. It has whole wheat pasta and tons of veggies. Also some spices and a little bit of olive oil. Yum!

I had never hard-boiled an egg until a few weeks ago, and now I love keeping these in the fridge. Easy quick snack that’s nutritious and has protein. I eat it with a little salt and pepper.

Berries!! My favorite food of the season. I could have an entire diet based on berries. I separated them into baggies of one cup each. Most of these were frozen. I either eat them alone or in fat-free vanilla yogurt. Great source of fiber and antioxidants.

I really like this brand of smoothies. It’s a little pricey, but worth it I think. (Overall I’ve found it’s just as economical to eat “healthy” or “clean” if you don’t buy all the extra junk from the middle of the stores!) This one is green, yes, but tastes good.

I bought some almond milk at Walmart tonight (~$2.88 per half gallon, but for me it goes a long way). Tastes much better than soy and has 60 calories per cup for the original kind. Not as much protein, but many other nutrients. I started buying other kinds of milk because cow’s milk goes bad too fast and then I waste money.

Anyway, there’s a look into my eating plan (I hate the term “diet”). That’s basically the extent of it: lots of fruits and veggies, either fresh or frozen (make sure to get the kind that don’t have any sugar added), milk, eggs, chicken and whole wheat grains in bread or noodles. You can also buy whole-wheat tortillas.

Yum!

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Elizabeth

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One thought on “>Hitting my nutrition goals”

  1. >I drink the berries kind of that brand of smoothies… looooveeee them!! It's encouraging to hear you're back on your health plan… I need to get on mine again… I feel gross! and stressed with school starting so it'd be good to start meeting small goals with weight again! Hope things are going well! We start school with institute on Friday so it's back to the ole grind! 🙂

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