What I Ate Wednesday Post 3-18-15

Y’all.  Little League baseball season has started.  And I thought last year was rough!!

Whew.  7 year olds are grown up.  This is the first year they play with rules…and the first year they need a catcher…and guess who it is??? I’m so excited for McCall to start a new position.  He takes pride in working hard and being the best he can.

baseball

These spring days at the ball field remind me of my childhood, and my high school years chasin’ after this boy named Andrew Hydrick 😉

I love being a mom to boys. I truly do!

Speaking of boys–we have an extra 7 year old living with us for 10 days because his mama is out of the country.  Good thing they’re on the same baseball team!!!!

But let me tell you, I honestly, honestly need TONS of fuel to stay on top of the schedules and everything that comes with four boys in a house! The way I used to do that was with candy, and energy drinks, and diet coke, and sugar….That left me shaky and faint and with energy that roller coastered up and down.

That’s why you’ll see lots of photos coming up of fruits and veggies.  Y’all know I’ve been a vegan for a while, but I’m taking it up a notch with adding more raw meals, and eating a big plate of cooked food at night.  I’m not one of those vegans that thinks everyone should be.  I gladly cook bacon, and chicken, and turkey for my family.  For me, it truly is a personal choice, and where my body gets the most fuel and energy. I have spent years trying to figure it out–learning to change with the changes in my life.

If you are not a vegetarian, you could easily add a piece of grilled chicken or fish to some of these meals.  I do think, however, that whatever diet lifestyle you choose, that any time you can get more fruits and veggies in your diet, the better off you will be!

First thing in the morning I had a big mason jar of lemon infused water (and kept refilling it during the day–I ended up drinking 3 of the big jars’ worth). Then, as I drove the boys to school, I ate this apple and almond butter.

apple

On Tuesdays I have bible study, so this was my snack.  It was a whole 16 oz carton of organic strawberries sprinkled with coconut palm sugar.

strawberries

After bible study, I had planned to eat 2 bananas, but Beckham wanted one so I shared with him 🙂

bananas

I had one of those days where I literally had no time to breathe.  I didn’t have time to make myself a lunch, so while I was at Humanitree House picking up my weekly juices, I grabbed this smoothie and kale salad.  The smoothie was strawberries, blueberries, cacao powder, bee pollen (I still eat this as a vegan for allergy purposes!), and almond milk.

smoothie

Once I got the kids settled and in bed for naps, I enjoyed an episode of Drop Dead Diva (don’t judge 🙂 ) and my kale salad.  It was my ONLY breather moment of the day!

kale salad

Next it was off to one of FIVE baseball practices this week.  I snacked on these in the car.  I LOVE these dehydrated onions.  Onions happen to be one of my favorite vegetables anyways, but these taste like the healthier version of Funyuns.  You know what I’m talkin’ about–everyone’s favorite gas station splurge.  These are great as a snack or for a crunch on a salad!  Locally, I find them at Earth Fare, but you can also order them on Amazon.

onion rings

While my husband helped coach baseball practice, I took the two babies to the playground.  I rested on the bench with my St. Patty’s Day treat.  This juice is green, but it really does taste like lemonade.  It’s so refreshing!

green juice

Then it was home to fix a million dinners, do a million bedtimes, homework, brush teeth. Craziness.  It’s all craziness!!!  I managed to roast a sweet potato and a piece of corn (I just wrapped the corn in foil and added some coconut oil & spices) while all that was going on–and then added some leftovers to the plate (Shells n’ Cheese & Roasted Broccoli).

dinner

Eating like this has satisfied my palate in a way I’ve never experienced.  I don’t crave chocolate or sugar or candy or sweet tea at all.  I feel light, and full, and thankful.

Don’t forget about this week’s citrus infused water challenge….how are you doing??

I hope you enjoyed my post.  I say this every week, but these are my favorite posts I do.  Enjoy 🙂

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