SNAP challenge Day 19 of 42

I totally love this one! Told by John Beradi on his Facebook page. He is a nutrition expert and one of the heads of Precision Nutrition, which Lean Eating is a part of.

B&J

I think my 3 year old daughter has got this whole “nutrition thing” figured out. Healthy variety, sound choices, and no absurd obsession with “clean eating”.  Here’s one example… Last night, on the way home from gymnastics, she asked me for an “ice cream treat”. (She asks for this only on occasion.)  So we stopped at the store and grabbed the gold standard in “ice cream treats”, Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

At home, she asks me to go scoop her out a “small bowl” of ice cream, which I do. And while I’m doing that she goes to the fridge. Next thing I know, she shows up at the table with grass-fed beef pepperettes and a bag of pre-cut cucumbers and peppers. She proceeds dip the veggies and meat into the ice cream! Surprised – I wouldn’t have necessarily chosen that flavor pairing – I was curious about her thought process.

“Dad, meat and veggies make me healthy. Ice cream makes me happy. So they go really good together.”  I’m in awe. I think a lot of people – including me – could learn a thing our two about nutrition from my 3 year old daughter.

Even so my trainer workouts are of short duration, from squats, dumbbell snatches, to burpees and pushups etc, they sure kick butt and are worth every penny. My weight is down to 217 pounds again and I am anticipating it getting even better with today’s drop in grains. I gave the oatmeal and buns to one of my tenants.  The new coffee was pretty decent and definitely stronger.

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Breakfast:
$0.62 (2 eggs, 1/2 yellow pepper, 1/2 carrot, 1 zucchini, 1 tbsp butter),
$0.24 (1 cup of coffee with milk)
Lunch:
$1.38 (Pork, BBQ sauce, cabbage, carrot, onion, chickpeas for the bread),
$0.24 (1 cup of coffee with milk)
Dinner:
$1 (1 scoop protein powder, 1/2 banana, 1/3 sweet potato, 62 g frozen fruit, 1 tbsp peanuts, 1 tbsp coconut) – an additional scoop of protein powder adds 42 cents to the meal

 

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