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Starting my mornings out with an iced coffee is non-negotiable. I like to add a dash of soy milk and cinnamon. Soy milk is a bit sweeter than regular or skim milk, so I’m not tempted to add sugar or agave.
I usually eat breakfast at around 9:30, an hour or so after I wake up. Recently I’ve been all about this pumpkin overnight oats recipe we concocted.
It’s essentially a mixture of pumpkin puree, banana, oats, chia seeds, Greek yogurt, and spices. It’s a great combination of fiber and protein, which helps keep me full and satiated.
This recipe is particularly convenient because it requires preparation the night before, meaning breakfast is a no-brainer, especially when you’re running out the door.
I could eat breakfast foods for every meal. If I’m eating lunch at home, I’ll make myself an omelet with 2 whole organic eggs, onions, spinach, mushrooms, and feta cheese. While it’s still in the pan I like to add spices like rosemary and garlic powder.
By about 4 p.m., I’m always ready for a snack. It keeps me focused by keeping my hunger at bay and prevents me from over-indulging at my next meal (how many times have you eaten the first thing in sight because you were ravenous?).
Recently, my go-to snack has been lentil soup with a handful of Mary’s Gone crackers. Lentils are a great source of vegetarian protein and fiber. You’ll be surprised by how full you are after just 1 cup!
More often than not, I eat dinner out. This night I ate at Village Taverna, one of my favorite go-to’s for Greek food. First things first, a glass of wine! (Red wine has a higher antioxidant capacity than white because it contains resveratrol.)
I like to share plates with others in order to try a little bit of everything. We began with hummus for the table, followed by grilled octopus. Next, we split the Horyatiki salad with grilled chicken, which is a Greek-style salad with chunky vegetables.
Generally, we keep the hummus on the table to use as a dip for the grilled chicken. The large salads at Village Taverna are more than enough for two people.
The night always ends on a sweet note.
I keep green tea mochi ice cream in my freezer at home to satisfy my post-dinner sweet tooth. Disclaimer: Mochi isn’t a health food, even if it’s green-tea-flavored! Don’t be fooled!
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