This limited sugar thing is hard! I don't know about all of you, but I tend to snack a lot throughout the day. And when there is still sweets left from Christmas, they are much more tempting to eat then something healthy. But I am still on track!
A couple of years ago Conan used to be a personal trainer/nutritionist, when he was doing this I found all sorts of ways to eat good. I still do most of them every now and then - more so at the beginning of the year when I am trying harder. But there is one that I still do just about everyday and that is my green smoothie. I have a couple of variations of this depending on what I have on hand. This particular one is more purple than green because I used frozen blueberries.
1 C blueberries
1 C spinach
1 scoop wild berry protein powder
I add enough water to get it to blend well. When Conan makes these they are just like from the smoothie place, but I tend to add more water so that Thing #5 can drink them, because he loves them and it gets him to eat more than cheerios. The banana really sweetens this up. And the protein powder is just a way of helping me up my protein intake. I use spinach because it does not have a very strong taste and it really good for you. I have tried different lettuce varieties, but I do not like them.
Another variation that I like is:
1 C spinach
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
This one I make when apples are always cheap. You can add so many things to these. I have added carrots without anyone noticing. I added part of an orange the other day and it was great. Of course not everything I add makes it turn out great. there are those days when I get distracted and add something and then I just end up gagging this down because I do not want to waste it.