WHAT I EAT IN A DAY – BUSY NEW MAMA!
Hi Guys! Welcome back to Healthy Grocery Girl! Today I’m sharing with you what I Eat In A Day! With a little baby at home my meals need to be quick and realistic but also be satisfying and give me energy! I hope you enjoy today’s post and it gives you some healthy eating inspiration!
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HOW I START THE DAY
Hydration: I start each morning drinking a big glass of water, sometimes lemon water! I also drink a ton of water throughout the day. I have a 16-ounce water bottle that I fill up at least 6 to 8 times a day.
Coffee with Almond Milk: Next, I like to have a cup of coffee in the morning with almond milk, currently I am drinking half regular coffee with half decaf.
Breakfast: For breakfast I will usually have a protein smoothie and then a little later I have a bowl of oatmeal – it’s like second breakfast or mid-morning snack.
Smoothies are a great way to consume veggies and protein in the morning as well as stay hydrated! I change up my smoothie recipes all the time. I love how colorful this Pink Protein Smoothie is. It also contains fiber and healthy fats from chia seeds as well as probiotics from Culturelle to support my immune health.
- 1 serving Protein Powder
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 1 Frozen Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) Packet
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 Culturelle® Pro-well® Health & Wellness Capsule 1 cup unsweetened Coconut Milk
- A Few Ice-Cubes
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Pour contents of Culturelle® capsule and blend until creamy.
- 1⁄2 cup Gluten-Free Rolled Oats
- 1 cup of Water
- 1 tablespoon of Goji berries
- 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Seeds
- 1 tablespoon Almonds
- A pinch of Cinnamon, Cardamom & Coconut Sugar
- Add oats and water to a pan and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and let cook until oats have absorbed the water stirring occasionally. Add cooked oats to a bowl and top with toppings. Enjoy!
For supplements I take a multi-vitamin, vitamin D and probiotic every day. Culturelle® Health & Wellness capsules you can take with water or easily pour the contents into a smoothie. They safely and naturally can help restore the balance of good bacteria in your digestive tract, where 70% of the body’s immune system resides. Balancing the bacteria in the intestines not only helps optimize your immune system and supports your natural defenses, but also helps your digestive system work well.*
For Lunch I’ve been trying to have one big salad everyday! Right now I’m loving these ready-to-eat grab-and-go salads from Whole Foods. You could easily create this salad at home however they are only $5 and they make it easy for this busy new mama to eat well during this season of life when I’m juggling new mom life and work. In addition to salad I’ll also have some crackers and hummus.
In the afternoon I usually grab a protein bar – I’m a big fan of Go Macro plant- based protein bars!
If I’m still hungry a little bit later, I may grab and an apple and some nuts like walnuts or almonds!
For dinner we also change it up. I love cooking dinner in the crockpot because it’s easy! Tonight I’m making this Creamy Large White Lima Bean Slow Cooker Soup.
Once I put Ella to bed for the night, I like to make a cup of chamomile tea and or Magnesium Water. Both help calm my postpartum nerves and settle my busy mind from the day. I will also have a pre-bedtime snack whether it’s another small bowl of oatmeal or a slice of toast with peanut butter.
Disclosure: Thank you to Culturelle for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.