The Return of Daily Eats

Ah, you guys… it’s been a while since I’ve shared a daily eats with you! I know you girls love these posts because you tell me all the time (thank you for great feedback!). I had a Clarity Call with a new client on Tuesday and she shared that these daily eats posts help her to TRUST me.

They help her to see that I really believe in & live out intuitive eating. She also shared that the “IE Notes” (intuitive eating notes) are super helpful, so I’ll be sure to include those where I feel they’d be helpful today. I hope you enjoy!

Before I dive in, remember that the purpose of sharing my eats with you is to give you food ideas and show you that as I listen to my body and feel great (without diets, deprivation, or restriction), you can too! These posts are for encouragement, not comparison.

WEDNESDAY

This was such a productive morning that sprung me off with loads of energy. I woke up, went to the gym, grabbed coffee (Starbucks blonde roast, please!), went grocery shopping (I had already made my Meal Ideas list & Grocery list so it only took 20 minutes!), and came home just in time for breakfast before I started work.

Daily Eats | Healthy Hits the Spot - Eggs & Corn Tortilla's for Breakfast

Breakfast: eggs scrambled up with cheddar cheese on corn tortillas, topped with salsa

Daily Eats | Healthy Hits the Spot - Freezable Make-Ahead CrockPot Meals

After breakfast I had a call with my creative mentor coach (I just renewed with her 1) because I love having a coach and 2) I believe in the power of coaching). It was excellent and I’m brainstorming more inspiring goodness for you girls (you’re at the heart of everything I do).

When we were finished with our call, I started my CrockPot with one of the freezable meals I’d put together with friends a couple of weeks back. Side note: Just realized I only told my clients all about this in our private community, but never shared it with you! I will blog about this!

Daily Eats | Healthy Hits the Spot - Freeze Ahead CrockPot Meal Recipes

The recipe is Lentil Butternut Squash Curry, and you can find it right HERE. It’s so delicious! I paired it with naan bread, organic basmati rice, and avocado sprinkled with sea-salt. I cannot wait to have this for dinner again tonight!

Daily Eats | Healthy Hits the Spot - Homemade Margherita Pizza

Lunch: two small slices of homemade pizza. Tuesday night, while we were in Ventura, I made pizza with my dad. He made the crust and the sauce, and I played around with toppings. For this pizza I mixed up diced tomatoes, olive oil, sea-salt, garlic, basil (seasoning), and mozzarella. Yum!

IE Note: After I had these two small slices, I wasn’t full. Instead, of having two more (I totally could have, and that would be okay too!) right then I decided to give myself some time, pour myself a drink, and get back to work. I remembered: if I’m hungry again after my next session, I can have more. Calm, easy choice. It ended up carrying me over for a couple of hours.

Daily Eats | Healthy Hits the Spot - Health Coaching in the Office

Back at work I met with clients, set up new client programs, and got gifts ready to send off. I love when I get a new client and get to send a sweet welcome package & note.

The drink in this picture is 1/4 blood orange Pellegrino, water, and ice. The drink alone is too sweet for my liking, but watered down over ice it’s just perfect!

Daily Eats | Healthy Hits the Spot - Health Coaching Client Gifts

Here are a few client gifts that I was prepping to send off. Cute, right? I love giving out journals (newer thing that I’m doing!) so my girls can have a special place to jot down breakthroughs and ah-ha moments while we talk. This is also a great place for them to process through their action steps that they set at the end of every session.

Interested in reading more about my clients? They share their stories here

Daily Eats | Healthy Hits the Spot - Apples & Peanut Butter

Mid-afternoon I took a work break and sat down to an apple with peanut butter. This was so yum, and just what I wanted. After I ate this I walked down to the post office & bank to get a couple of things done and see the sunshine at the same time.

Daily Eats | Healthy Hits the Spot - Lentil & Butternut Squash Curry (CrockPot Dinner)

Dinner: Dinner was Lentil & Butternut Squash Curry with rice, avo, and naan. I love getting off work and having this all prepared for me! Thank you, dear CrockPot, for doing the hard work for me. 

Daily Eats | Healthy Hits the Spot - CrockPot Dinner Recipe (Lentil & Butternut Squash Curry)

Soo good! Marco loved it too (and he doesn’t even like butternut squash).

Daily Eats | Healthy Hits the Spot - Cook Once, Eat Twice (Save Leftovers!)

Leftovers for days to come! Cook once, eat multiple times. The REASON I am able to eat at home so frequently being the only one who cooks (Marco says “cooking was not part of the deal when we got married”). So, this is how I make it easier on myself.

Plus, to be honest, I enjoy cooking! Music, pajamas, slippers, and being in the kitchen. Yes, please. Just not for TOO long. 

Daily Eats | Healthy Hits the Spot - Cooking Ahead of Time (Meal Prep Made Easy!)

After dinner, I had some free time (I had a totally free night!) so I cooked up some chicken & broccoli to make breakfast time easier this week. There’s a restaurant in Ventura called Two Trees that makes the best darn chicken, broccoli, avocado, and cheese omelette ever, and since I’m craving that this week I thought I’d just make it at home! So, now that the chicken & broccoli are cooked (I literally cooked this chicken while I was doing dishes – so simple!) my breakfasts will be ready in no time.

Daily Eats | Healthy Hits the Spot - Let Go of Guilt Around Sugar & Learn How to Savor

After dinner, as I shared, I had a totally free evening. So, I set up for my next day, laid on the couch and read, and washed sheets. Nothing sounded better than a good nights sleep in brand new crisp feeling sheets. So, I did that for myself!

Petite-treat: While I was relaxing, I took a little break to enjoy this milk & cookie. My sis made these chocolate chip cookies, and they are divine – so buttery and good!

IE Note: I learned a long time ago that sugar is easy to keep eating and keep eating, and keep eating. So, if I/you want to be satisfied with the amount that will leave us feeling good (for me, 1 cookie in this case) then we need to find a way to exchange guilt (never necessary around food – guilt NEVER helps) for SAVORING. Truth is, most people want more of a good thing! So, pretty please, get a plate, a drink on the side, slowly savor each bite, eat when calm, and sit down to enjoy it more.

I hope you girls have enjoyed this post and the intuitive eating notes. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below! I love getting your questions and feedback, so please share (especially if you liked the IE notes – let me know).

In the spirit of having fun with these daily eats, I think I’ll do another post like this tomorrow before the weekend arrives! See you then, and talk soon!

Love, Paige
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