What I Eat: Tye's Healthy Tuna

My 6-year-old little boy (Tye) LOOOOOVES tuna! But I didn’t want him eating copious amounts of mayonnaise! So I made up a simple, healthy recipe that he can make almost entirely by himself.

After I dice the celery, he helps use the vegetable chopper to cut the celery into finer pieces. Then he dumps the celery, tuna and yogurt into a glass bowl and mixes it all together with a wooden spoon.

He’s learning a valuable skill (meal prep) and he is SO PROUD that he helped make his own lunch! Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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TYE’S HEALTHY TUNA

Ingredients:

5 oz can of Albacore tuna - Solid White - No Salt Added - In Water

5.3 oz container of Non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt

1-2 medium sticks of celery

Pepper to taste

Directions: 

-Pour tuna and yogurt into a glass bowl

-Chop celery sticks finely and add to bowl

-Add 1-2 grinds of pepper

-Mix all ingredients together

-Eat alone, in a lettuce leaf wrap or on a whole wheat tortilla or piece of toast

What I Eat: My Healthy Breakfast & Morning Snacks

I get SO many emails and messages with questions about what I ate on my 107-pound weight loss journey and what I eat now that I am maintaining. The truth is - it’s pretty much the same! I simply get to enjoy a few extra hundred calories per day because I am no longer trying to create a deficit. But my calorie intake also depends on whether or not I am prepping for a powerlifting meet or a photoshoot.

Here is a glimpse into what I ate yesterday - the breakfast and morning snack edition! :)

Breakfast: I have eaten the SAME breakfast every day for the past 5+ years. Are you ready for this?! It’s my absolute FAVORITE meal of the day and I look forward to it every morning.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Oatmeal 

Ingredients: 

·     ½ cup old fashioned oats

·     1 scoop Isopure Dutch Chocolate protein powder

·     2 Tbsp Honeyville Organic Powdered Peanut Butter

Directions: 

·    Cook oatmeal in microwave with water for 1 minute

·     Add protein and powdered peanut butter

·     Mix and add water until desired consistency is achieved

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Morning Snack #1

is 1/4 cup of raw almonds and 1 cup of fresh blueberries. Sometimes I’ll do raspberries, blackberries, strawberries or a Honeycrisp apple to mix things up - but the almonds are the constant!

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Morning Snack #2

consists of six scrambled egg whites and 1/4 to 1/2 an avocado, drizzled with Cholula Original hot sauce.

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Hydration

I also make it a point to drink 64 oz of water in the morning, which is two of these 32 oz Nalgene bottles (all four get consumed before 8pm each day!)