Breakfast 7:30 AM
I typically wait to eat breakfast until I get to the office, and it’s usually something from Zedric's Fit With Flavor. I am obsessed with their prepared meals because they have a good selection of foods that are gluten and lactose free, as well as many that are paleo compliant. My two breakfast favorites are the Turkey Picadillo and the Chicken Hash. If I hit the gym before getting to work I will grab a post workout shake that includes coconut milk, a vanilla vegan protein powder, and a mix of strawberries and blueberries.
Mid Morning Snack 8:30 AM
I always a have a KIND bar with me because it’s not good for me to get too hangry! I like these bars because they are easy on my digestive system and are carried at stores like HEB, Walgreens, and Target. My go-to flavors are Almond, Coconut with Dark Chocolate, and Vanilla Blueberry.
Mid Morning Snack #2 10:45 AM
By 10:45AM I’m getting the pre lunch cravings. Time for my second snack: freshly ground almond butter on a banana or apple slices. It is a good combination of sweet and salty that holds me over until lunch.
Lunch NOON (ish)
I usually stay at the office for lunch and eat the delicious Steak w/ Sweet Potato Hash from, wait for it…. Zedrics. I'll let you in on a secret: When I pick up food at their Colonnade location, I purchase the all natural, lactose free Honey Mustard dipping sauce. It is made for dipping their chicken nuggets, but it's phenomenal with the steak and is my absolute favorite sauce.
Mid Afternoon Snack 2:00 PM
So this is where I get creative. I've started making my own Trail Mix using a handful of raw or lightly salted almonds, dried mango and apricots (my new obsession), and small pieces of dark chocolate. I eat it with a hard boiled egg on the side, and it’s a really filling mix that keeps me satisfied until dinner. If I need to increase my protein intake, I’ll also have a few pieces of chicken breast on the side.
Dinner 7:30-8:00 PM
I’m lucky because my partner is the GM in training at H-E-B Central Market, and they have a great selection of prepared meals. I usually ask him to bring home the Salmon with Rosemary Potatoes, or the Rosemary Chicken with Green Beans and Potato Medley. They recently introduced a new Turkey Meatloaf entree that is delicious and healthy too. If we're running around town with limited time, another quick dish is the #6 Chicken and Salad Meal from Bill Miller Barbecue. It's not glamorous, but it’s under 600 calories (minus the sweet tea) and filling. Another dining out option that I love is the Ceviche from The Lighthouse Seafood restaurant. It’s in my neighborhood, and it’s quickly becoming one of my faves.