Tired of feeling tired? Fueling like a Mighty Mama will give you back your energy!

We all need a little healthy inspiration now and then.  I really try to guide my eating habits in a healthy nutrient dense direction.  I know when I eat good, I have more energy, my immune system stays on top, I sleep better, and my clothes fit nicely.  I promise I'm not always perfect, but I try my darndest to play by the 80/20 rule.  80 percent of the time I focus on healthy nourishing food.  

I thought today I'd give you a little glimpse of what a typical "great" food day looks like for me.  I'm active and definitely don't skip meals.  That's when mama get cranky.  heh 

I start the day early!  I'm typically up at 5:30am because I have to train clients at 6:00am.  

First thing, I drink a big jug of water with 1/2 of a lemon squeezed in.  The is a revved up super charge for the liver.  

I'm home around 7am to get my twins ready for school and eat breakfast.  Here's my Breakfast:

Eggs and Spinach

I timed it and it took 7 minutes!  Two Scrambled eggs, one piece of sprouted grain bread toasted with almond butter, sautéed spinach (after I'm done with the eggs I just throw a large handful of spinach in the pan and toss around until it wilts), and 4 small slices of tomato.  Looks fancy, but totally easy!  The kiddos dig the eggs and toast and then I usually put some fruit on their plates too.  Which has been more welcome than the spinach:)

Around 10:30 I grab a small handful of nuts and an apple. It doesn't get much easier than that. This is real "fast food".  

apple and nuts

Lunch time!  My typical "go-to" is a great big salad.  This way I make sure I'm getting my veggies for the day as well as fiber and tons of nutrients.  I've really been loving this lemony cabbage and avocado salad I found on wholefoods.com.  My version is shown below.  It changes each time I make it depending upon what I have on hand.

 I always add some sort of protein too. Usually organic grilled chicken, a hard boiled egg, salmon or nuts and seed.  This also depends upon what I've got in the fridge.  I love kale and cabbage for make-ahead salads because they don't get all mushy and wilted.  This salad usually lasts 3 days or so in the fridge if I make a big batch to nosh on during the week.

Kale-Cabbage-Salad

Can a get a Holla for snack #2?  Today I had asparagus and carrot sticks with guacamole.  The secret is all in planning.  When the empty fuel light comes on and if I don't plan my snacks, things can go a rye.  Before I know it, I've eaten two bowls of cereal, 5 twizzlers and the ears off of a left over chocolate Easter bunny.  Bah!  Take my advice and PLAN your snacks!

I ended the day with a quinoa and chickpea salad (another recipe from Whole Foods) and placed some grilled salmon on top.  My kiddos love salmon and tolerate quinoa so we all ate this together.  Below I have a pic of the quinoa salad along with a green salad I had the next day for lunch.  Our evening was crazy and I forgot to get a picture!

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I hope this gives you some ideas and inspires you to take the time and plan some yummy healthy dishes.  

Do you have some healthy favorite that you make a lot and your family likes?  In the comments below, add to the inspiration and let us know!

Love,

Lindsey