Happy Wednesday! Here's my day of eating for Monday when we went on a field trip to Mystic Aquarium in CT. Lot's of fun, some sprinkling of rain, but overall a fabulous day with my kids and friends! We packed lunch so I could avoid the high cost and endless indecisiveness with the children not sure what to get and usually it's all greasy fried food. So we went back to the car and sat outside to enjoy our lunch. 🙂
Peas and Crayons hosts this little WIAW party, so if you're interested in seeing other bloggers posting their eats you can check it out today on her blog.
The boys look so happy and then there's my daughter. Even though the arms are crossed and she looks like she wishes she did not have to take this picture, she does have a smirk on her face. That's about all I get from her is a smirk sometimes, but I'll take it! No, but seriously, they were great and all got along even in the hour car ride there and back home!
Before we left I enjoyed my 3 Minute Oatmeal Berry Breakfast Cake! Quick, easy, hearty and delicious of course!
Kept it simple for packing for myself. Some fresh cut sweet peppers, cucumbers and carrots with hummus and an apple! Easy and enough.
When we got home in the afternoon I tried my new chia pudding recipe. I haven't posted it yet because it needs some tweaking still but it was oh so yummy! Have you tried chia pudding?
On the menu for the family was Chicken Cacciatorre, but I wanted to skip the pasta so I kept two thighs without sauce for myself and added some coleslaw instead.
And I'm also trying to avoid snacking after dinner because I'm feeling like it's becoming too much of a habit and I don't want to feel the need to always snack after dinner. So lately I've been having tea at night instead.
What do you do to avoid eating snacks at night?
I just wanted you to know that I am new to your blog and I love it!!! I've been eating sugar-free since September and it's so nice to find all these amazing recipes that fit my lifestyle. I haven't made anything yet, but I'm so excited to. Thank you so much for what you are doing!
PS- Drinking tea at night to avoid snacking has been my go to trick for awhile now, love it! 🙂
Tea is a great help at night! Thanks for sharing!
I brush my teeth right away! I also love to snack after dinner and I found that if I brush my teeth right after eating, I don't have the urge to nibble because I'm too lazy to re-brush again.
Yep, great idea!
Snacking is hard for me....after dinner or anytime! With 3 kids under 6yo, it seems that they are snacking so the temptation is always there 🙂 Now that it is nice outside, if I go on a walk or get outside after dinner, I am less likely to snack. Tea helps too!
Getting out of the kitchen is a wonderful idea Leigh Anne!
I cant wait to try one.
I cant wait to try the recipe for the chicken.
Claire @ Flake and Cake
I too have a problem with snacking after dinner. I have managed to control it a little because until very recently I could just eat and eat and eat - especially sugary things that kept me up in the night!
It can definitely become an out of control habit so I'm trying to take care of it now. Thanks for sharing Claire!
Kim | Making 40 Fantastic
I've found that snapping a pic of what I eat has helped me keep track for Weight Watchers and helped hold me accountable.... By the way, totally agree about packing verses trying to buy something when out with the kids -- SO much easier! 🙂
Taking a pic is a great way to stay accountable, I agree, thanks Kim!