I’m still thinking about that delicious muffin I had for breakfast! If only Great Harvest were open tomorrow – I would totally be there. I will have to settle for Starbucks Monday instead. 🙂
I did enjoy my citrus-y/cucumber-y water today. Plus, I had fun using one of our wedding gifts.
I had a big project to do this afternoon, so I got some brain fuel ready – Cheerful Cherry Energy Bites and a Yerba Mate Latte (yerba mate tea with milk and organic cane sugar).
As for my “project” today. It made me want to PULL MY HAIR OUT! I was working on adding drop down lists to my menu for The Chic Life blog today. Even though I studied programming in college, it doesn’t mean it’s easy. Not to mention, programming is significantly more difficult when you don’t work with the code every day and there’s a reason why I’m not a programmer/developer by profession.
I spent HOURS and HOURS today trying to figure out how to do drop down lists on my own. I probably read 30 tutorials and used bits and pieces from a few different ones to piece together a solution.
Anywho, fiiiiiinally, after many frustrating hours, I figured it out. Sort of. I mean, the drop down list menu is far from perfect, but it works. At least…it works on my browser…not sure how it will function with older versions (upgrade people! please? 🙂 ).
You can test it out by hovering over my “Fitness” link in the top menu. It’s the only one with a sub-menu.
Thanks to my project taking longer than I expected, I skipped Prep Day Sunday. I was pretty bummed, too, because hubby picked out a tasty looking Clean Food soup recipe. Perhaps I’ll make it this week or next Sunday?
Additionally, a home-cooked meal was not on the agenda. Hubby picked up Chinese take-out.
Half a small egg drop soup plus a couple pieces of crunchies.
3 Veggie pot stickers with dipping sauce.
Plus some veggie lo mein.
Everything was tasty, but a bit on the heavy side – especially that lo mein!
So, I talked the other day about snacking BEFORE a heavy dinner, but you can also snack AFTER a healthy dinner to have a healthier indulgence.
Healthy Eating Tip: Next time you’re having a heavy dinner, if you don’t want to fill up on the heavy foods, save some room for a healthy post-dinner snack.
I decided on some Stonyfield Oikos in Vanilla and some Earthfare Whole Grain Berry Granola.
My yogurt parfait was like a healthy snack AND dessert! Score!
Project Hydrate Day #7
Only Day #7 and I’m starting to lose count of which day of Project Hydrate I’m on! 😆 Anywho, so one week down and I’m feeling pretty good. I think the key to my hydration is the fact that I’m paying more attention to it. That and that I’m more prepared – I have more water/liquids on hand in order to hydrate myself AND I’m working harder on actually drinking more. The combination is really working for me.
My citrus-water-pitcher trick (thanks for the reminder Fran!) was very successful, too. I also found I drank more of the water when it was sitting right in front of me.
- 5 cups of citrus water
- 1 cup of yerba mate tea
Ok, still not reaching my goal, but better than a typically Sunday. With these things, I measure success in improvements, not in reaching my goal day #1.
How are you measuring the success of your hydration goal?
Who’s ready for Monday? I think I need another Sunday still!
6 thoughts on “Post Dinner Snack for a Healthier Indulgence”
Great tip! I love having a lighter, healthier dessert after a heavy meal. Knowing that I have such a dessert planned helps me to stop eating the heavier dinner when I’m truly full and satisfied, rather than when the plate the clean.
Sounds like you had a busy day. Hope you had a good weekend.
I think it’s a great idea to fill up on a healthy snack before or after an indulgent meal. It keeps you more conscious about moderation if your tummy is full from a healthy snack 🙂
I loove Chinese food!! Especially lo mein since I’m not a big fan of rice. Hope you had a good weekend! xoxo
The drop down list works for me! That is why I love thesis theme so much. Highly customizable without all the css!
Re Project Hydrate – why does it seem impossible to get in enough water on the weekend? I swear I drink half on Sat/Sun than I do on weekdays. Agh.
My hydration goal is definitely to drink more water. I suck at that. And I definitely feel the side effects of being dehydrated!