Hello and happy Monday!! I've got lots to catch you up on, but let's start with the most important thing... FOOD! We had a busy weekend, so I did our grocery shopping today, and I'm here to show you what I got! First, I went to the regular grocery store for items that they don't carry at BJs, and for some locally grown vegetables.
Here is my shopping list:
- Kernel Seasons Ranch and White Cheddar flavored seasonings
- Buffalo flavored rub (for chicken or to sprinkle on roasted veggies)
- Sugar Free Syrup
- Unsweetened Cashew Milk
- Green Peppers
- Zuchinni and Summer Squash
- Whole Wheat Waffles
- Frozen Petite Broccoli Florets (these are the best to add into egg whites!)
- ICE!!! (because our refigerator's ice maker really can't keep up with all the ice I use :)
Then I headed to BJs to get the rest of what we needed...
- Peanut Butter
- PB2 (PBFit is the one BJs carries)
- Egg Whites
- 93% Lean Ground Beef
- Chicken Breasts
- Joseph's Flax, Oat Bran, and Whole Wheat Pitas
- Cherry Tomatoes
- English Cucumbers
- Granulated Garlic
- Salt Free Seasoning
- Hot Fresh Chopped Salsa
- Olive Oil Cooking Spray
- Powerade Zero
I'm not the kind of girl who is into "food porn" and drools over pictures of "healthy" treats or searches for "clean eating hacks" or recipes online. When it comes to me and food, simplicity is key and my go-to foods are always roasted and/or raw veggies, some type of lean protein, whole grains or fruit for carbs, and peanut butter or olive oil for my fats. I don't get fancy, and that is what works best for me!
This summer, though, I have been getting slightly fancy with my protein early on in the day, mostly because we are selling our house. I know that sounds like a weird reason, but we have had a ton of showings, so I have been avoiding making eggs on those days! Instead of egg whites, I have opted for better smelling things like protein ice cream or protein (1 carb) waffles!
These are definitely not recipes that I invented, but they are so good and simple. To make a 1 Carb Waffle, all I do is mix together the PEScience Snickerdoodle protein powder and egg whites. Some people add cinnamon, vanilla extract, baking soda (or powder-I don't even know), but as I said, I really truly keep it as simple as possible. I mix the powder with the liquid egg whites until it creates a batter, and then I just pour it into the waffle iron. It cooks really really fast (and smells amazing!). Then I add on to it based on my nutritional needs for that meal (greens, carbs, or fats). The waffle itself can have as many grams of protein as you need, you just need to play around with your food scale and check the macros on the protein you're using, and also take into consideration the protein in the amount of egg whites you're using.
I'll see you later this week with a new "Day in the Life" post! I hope your week is off to a great start!