Found some fun looking granola on sale at Publix last night - so I'll be snackin' on it today! I got the sunflower and pumpkin seed variety. It's not labeled gluten-free, but there are no unfriendly ingredients in it that I can see. Amazon does say it's processed in a factory that processes other products with wheat, milk, and soy. Whatev. I can deal with that.
You'll notice that I do eat a lot of seeds. That was another big thing Dr. Liu wanted me to do - and she especially mentioned pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, so I do try to eat my fair share of those. They are high in fat, but it's good fat. And they fill you up and have a great protein punch, so seeds make a great snack. I made some chicken salad this morning and threw sunflower seeds in - I love the nutty flavor and crunchy bite they add. My doctor also mentioned eating fruits with seeds (where you actually eat the seeds), like berries, seeded grapes, etc. So you'll see that the fruits I eat usually have seeds as well. Hope y'all have a fantastic Tuesday! I've got my eye on Friday.
Breakfast. Hard-boiled egg, 2 turkey sausage links, instant grits (1/3 cup dry, plain) with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter* (Yeah, this is my standard breakfast, so get used to it!)
Snack. 1/2 cup all natural applesauce
Lunch. Chicken salad (7 oz chicken) - homemade with light mayo, green apples, sunflower seeds, celery seed, and black pepper
Snack. Back to Nature Sunflower and Pumpkin Seed granola, 1/2 cup (pictured above)
Dinner. Turkey chili (made by the hub!) - ground turkey, kidney beans, Rotel, onions, and chili mix (2 cups maybe? I don't know - I was starving.)
* Note that because I don't have "true" allergies to gluten or dairy, I'm a little forgiving when it comes to things like small amounts of margarine/butter, or certain sauces that probably have a little of either of those. I generally just try to eliminate the obvious things and do the best that I can with the rest! So if you have a real intolerance for gluten or dairy, you may need different options. I will star these items that may contain some wheat or milk.
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