Our family enjoys gathering in the family room on Sunday’s to watch football together. Although we aren’t from Pennsylvania, our family has always cheered for the Steelers because Chris has been a fan since he was a kid. And nope he didn’t grow up in Pennsylvania either. Actually he’s a southern boy…growing up in South Carolina, Florida & Virginia. And I’m from New Jersey. So go figure! Since our boys were old enough to join Chris in fantasy football the Steelers and the red zone channel are on every Sunday.
Snacking is also big part of our day while we hang out together watching the games! So, how do I stay on plan while all the snacks are out? I tend to eat S meals so I don’t feel like I’m missing out on all the yummy treats we have on football sunday.
Let’s see What’s On My Plate for Football Sunday…
Breakfast – Deep S Meal
My day started with a healthy deep S meal. I fried eggs in 2 teaspoons of coconut oil with a bit of my favorite seasoning….Wildtree Rancher Steak Rub. Yup…the name says it’s for seasoning steaks but seriously it’s great on chicken, veggies and even eggs! I also sautéed 2 cups of fresh spinach. Crazy how much the spinach shrinks up when it’s cooked. A salted caramel creamy oolong tea was the perfect companion to my meal. This recipe can be found in the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook. To keep this hot drink a fuel pull, I substituted almond milk for the 1/2 & 1/2 or heavy cream. Look how frothy that tea is…yum! Even though I don’t drink coffee I like using my husbands Ninja coffee bar with the built-in frother for my tea!
Lunch – S Meal
My daughter loves buffalo chicken dip…it’s her absolute favorite. And we occasionally eat it for lunch and not just a snack. I mean it has all that protein in there right!? We make the Wildtree version of this classic dip with the Wildtree Blazin Buffalo Blend. The recipe is on the jar. And no I don’t sell Wildtree…I just love several of the seasoning blends. Cut up veggies help me stay on plan for this meal. My family enjoys eating this dip with rice crackers or tortilla chips.
Dinner – S Meal
We made pizza for dinner with the perfect pizza crust recipe also found in the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook. Making single serving size crusts allows us to pick our own toppings for our pizza. I chose to use a bit of olive oil, mozzarella cheese, spinach and tomato. It definitely helps with those pizza cravings…it really is so good!
Snack – S Meal
I was craving something sweet later in the evening. I’m a bit of a night owl so I usually have a snack 3 hours after dinner. I often don’t have a snack between my 3 meals…breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chocolate chip peanut butter mini muffins and a few strawberries hit the spot. I used the basis of this recipe for the mini muffins. Rather than making the recipe as bars I put the batter in mini muffin papers and baked for a shorter time. These can easily tossed in a Ziploc bag and put in the freezer. Then you can just grab a couple at a time for a snack. I like to have some easy grab and go treats to keep my on plan. So simple!
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