You know what I mean?! Same thing with effing guacamole!
I’m often asked if I “cheat” with my nutrition…and the answer is that I don’t really. But…I’m also not on a stringent meal plan like a competitor or a bodybuilder. Eating clean is just part of my lifestyle – I love it. I love the way I feel, I love the results I get, I love knowing I’m rarely at the doctor!
And…healthy foods don’t HAVE to be boring. I know a lot of folks say they’d be bored with what I eat, simply because I love my vegetables and protein. That doesn’t mean it’s all the same. I personally don’t mind sticking to the predictable when I go out somewhere, but that’s me. Remember, there are many ways to prepare things! There are SO many great blogs (some of you!) who share awesome recipes and reviews. ❤ (THANK YOU!)
I love my eggs, for example. And the man I adore can order for me. On Sunday mornings, we’ll go out for breakfast, and I will get the same thing…because I love it! “Three medium boiled eggs, and a side of fruit salad. Coffee with almond milk, soy if you don’t have it,” he’ll say.
We went to a French restaurant this weekend for breakfast and somehow “medium boiled eggs” was a tough one. No, the waiter wasn’t french. And if he had been, I might have been able to struggle through to explain. They got the “medium” part but…butter and / or oil. Nope. I just want the fat from the egg itself, thanks!
The second time I got poached. I wasn’t about to send that back (I’m not a food-sender-backer, I just am clear up front! 😉 ) so I had them. DELICIOUS. While I prefer a medium yolk – not runny, not dry – these hit the spot (they cooked them a bit extra so they weren’t all liquid.) I don’t do toast but if you were adding in the carb, you basically could have spread these on there and it would have been perfect.
Fresh fruit salad (fresh-cut fruits, no sugar or liquid) is a refreshing favorite to pair with them, particularly as I air on the side of veggies mostly. Important to get the colors in! Certainly there is the sugar component, but I don’t drink juice, so fresh fruits and berries are an important addition to round out a nutritional plan (much-needed vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, fiber and H2O! 😀 )
I pretty much devoured everything like a voracious beast…so the deviation in preparation was actually a nice change. And I still had exactly what I wanted as far as nutrients and taste went.
= Happy girl!