There are two foods I keep in plain sight all the time. It’s become a healthy habit that not only helps me make better choices but gives my Little Man some good options when he’s hunting for a "snack"–which seems to be CONSTANTLY.
Here’s a snap shot I took this afternoon. You’ll notice the two foods I always have on hand…
I love fruit! Even before Weight Watchers declared it "free", it was my go to snack. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…. NO one is walking though the doors of Weight Watchers because they ate too many grapes.
Normally I keep a bowl on the counter but today I bought hanging basket. Something I wanted for months. It keeps the fruit in eye shot without taking up counter space. I LOVE not taking up counter space! One of my New Years resolutions is to keep the counters clear as I tend to get buried by my own clutter.
The second "sight snack" is nuts. Specifically nuts IN the shell as it would be too easy to grab a handful as I passed by a bowl of shelled nuts all day.
I learned a few years ago that Little Guy was more intrigued by a nut when it was in it’s shell. It’s gives us something fun to do while munching on a super healthy snack. He’s entertained and I have built in portion control. It’s pretty hard to overeat when you have to work so hard at getting them open.
I also keep shelled nuts in the pantry so Little Guy can grab them when ever he wants without my help but the ones on the counter are a mainstay through the fall and winter especially. We’ve had quite a few fun conversations over the nut bowl. :)
Sensational Sunday Notes
Besides the new hanging fruit basket, I checked off a few other things on my to do to make this Sunday Sensational.
First of all I started my day with THIS…
You can call it breakfast. I was in a fruit mood and then I decided to have a little fun making an experimental Single-Serve Upside Down Pineapple "Cake". Click here to see how I made it.
After breakfast I got some work done while the Husband and Little Man played their new obsession. Lego Batman on the Wii.
They are too cute!
I then made a big batch of sauce and cleaned the kitchen like it’s never been cleaned before. My counters are CLEAR and I’m loving it. It’s amazing how much clutter effects my mood. With the mess gone I’m totally more motived.
I then made lunch for the boys while topping some spaghetti squash with leftover chili for me.
Once the kitchen was cleaned I headed out to run some errands and then got dinner ready. Our friends came over to exchange Christmas gifts. It was nice to eat and spend time with them and their 18 month old. I’m totally baby/toddler obsessed as I know I’ll be experiencing it all over again soon enough! :)
After dinner we cleaned up and I settled in to get my blogging done while watching Food Network–with flips to the football game, of course. ;)
Now it’s time for bed. I’m making a real effort to get at least 7 hours a night if not more and I want to start waking up a little earlier to shower before Little Man wakes up. It just helps me set the tone of the day.
Oh! and I’m reviewing the GreenLiteBites cookbook with the designer tomorrow. It’s almost done!!
Ok, time to go. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Don’t forget…. what you see is what you EAT. Are there any foods you keep in plain site? What are your go to healthy snacks?