Grub

Top Healthy Eats when you get a “Snack Attack”

clean snacks

 

Paleo Bites: Chocolate Raspberry Paleo Bites, Chocolate Peanut Butter Power Bites, and Paleo Pets Treats {ALL gluten and dairy free}

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Paleo Bites

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Eat Clean Shopping List

Grocery List

I try to eat “clean”…which means I eat mainly unprocessed foods. I love food, so it’s easy for me to skip the flour,salt and sugar. I have been eating this way for years. It makes processed food taste horrible, and it almost always gives me terrible stomach pains and headaches. When I look at other fitness blogs, I love it when they break it all down for me. So…let me break down a typical day:

Breakfast: 5:30am One Large glass of Lemon Water

Protein Shake:

1 Scoop Whey Protein (Chocolate)

2 tbs Organic Powdered Peanut Butter (only 40 cals! GREATEST invention EVER! yes…I mean ever. God bless peanut butter!)

1tsp Xanthan Gum (all natural thickener…to give it a “Wendy’s Frosty” consistency)

2 drops “Sweet Drops” Stevia (chocolate flavor)

1 cup-ish ice (I don’t really measure the ice….just dump it in my single serve Oster blender)

8oz -ish water….yes….water. You don’t need milk or almond milk…the Xantan gum gives it the texture it needs.2013-05-08 17.02.20

Results: Tastes like a real “Wendy’s” Frosty for only 200 Calories and 18 grams of protien, 3 grams sugar and 5 carbs…Umm…YES PLEASE! Great way to start the day.

Then I’ll usually do a 20 min HIIT Workout from my favorite blogger: blondeponytail.com

Snack Attack: 10:15am

1 Large Grape Fruit

Lunch: 11:45am

2 Hard Boiled Eggs

1 Pack of 100 cal. Almonds (I like the Sea Salt flavor)

1/2 a Bag of Baby Carrots….some days I feel like I’m going to turn orange…but I LOVE carrots.

Snack: 3:30 pm

1 Quest Protein Bar. Have you had a Quest Bar? Wow! NO sugar, gluten-free (I actually wrote that originally GLUTTON free…I guess it kinda can mean the same thing!) 22 grams of protein…and only about 160-180 calories (depending on flavor). I pick mine up at my local GNC, but you can also buy them online. Find more about them HERE

Workout: Depending on what I did in the morning, I’ll either run or do an ab circuit…again….find the workouts from JESS at blondeponytail.com…I can’t say enough about her. I adore her.

Post Workout: Another Protein shake…depending on my mood I might add a banana or strawberries…

Dinner: 7:00pm

Broiled Lean Chicken (Organic “Smart Chicken” brand)

a serving of whatever veggie is in season…tonight it was sweet corn on the cobb.

Carrots…of course…I MIGHT turn into a rabbit…

and Guacamole!!! oh avocados….I love you so!

Usually that’s it..I do snack on GUM all day long. I LOVE gum. 🙂

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Can you tell by my schedule that I’m a school teacher?

I usually try to drink 1/2 my body weight in oz of water each day too. I cut up 1/2 a lemon and put it in my big Tervis, and then refill throughout the day…I usually drink about 70-80 oz / day.

What about you? Do you eat clean? What’s your “Go-To” dinner recipe?

4 Responses to “Grub”

  1. dee July 6, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Looks great…do you count calories? I am at a digestive , fitness, nutritional rock bottom and not sure how this would work for me (struggling with late night binge eating too), but it looks inspiring. Very neat blog.
    But why PB2? Fats (healthy ones like coconut oil, real nut butters without fillers, avocado, olive oil, fatty fish, etc ) are good for you (as well outlined in paleo research). But whatever you like ! 🙂

    • Ashley July 6, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

      Hi Dee!
      I don’t count calories, I have in the past, but now I just focus on portion control. I use PB2 because it is lower in fat and calories though…Peanut butter is like crack for me! lol. I can’t stop eating it. So I use PB2 a lot and when used in recipes, I’ll add coconut oil, because I’m not a big fan of peanut oil.
      Since I’ve been making whole foods, the binge eating has stopped for me. I think a large part of overeating is that the american diet is full of fillers and these “fake” foods are sending the wrong signals to our brains and mucking up our hormones. I eat a lot of eggs, avocados, and grass fed meats, fruits and veggies. These help me to stay full and satiated.
      For digestive health, I have IBS and have seen many doctors and gastro doctors. What I’ve learned is to take a probiotic, stay away from flour, and eat natural fiber {not fiber bars or fiber supplements} so lots of carrots, blueberries, and grapefruit. I also gave up coffee. I had the worst digestive health when I drank a lot of coffee.
      Again, these are just the things I’ve learned in dealing with my IBS for the past 10 years. It has been a lot of live and learn experiences, but I can confidently say that my quality of life has improved so much since.
      I hope some of this helps you! Thanks again for stopping by. Feel free to ask any other questions. I’m here to help!

      Love,
      Ash

      • dee July 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

        Hi Ash,, thanks so much. I’m 32 (older than u I assume) and quite rock bottom…I wonder if you’d be open to listening to more of my story and giving advice? If so, could you email me….I’m quite embarrassed by it….but advice might help…thanks muchly.

        D

      • Ashley July 6, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

        Hi Dee,
        I’d love to. I’m not an expert, but I’m definitely here to help! ❤
        -Ash

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