Real Food Challenge: Day Three

Morning Workout: Jillian Michaels “Ripped in 30” DVD – a great workout in between my running days; provides some different challenges with strength-training and abs.

Breakfast: One slice of whole wheat toast with almond butter and honey.  Shared with my daughter who traded her strawberry greek yogurt for the rest of my toast.

Lunch: Half of a grilled chicken pita with tomatoes and cucumbers; side salad; cup of fruit.

Snack: More pepitas (have I mentioned how much I love these?)

Dinner: Chopped salad with romaine lettuce, red pepper, celery, cubed cheddar cheese, hard boiled egg and avocado.  T makes the best chopped salads!

Dessert: RAWmazeballs!  These are a fantastic, healthy, vegan, gluten-free, super food packed into a bite-sized energy snack/dessert.  They are quick to make, quick to grab-n-go and quick to disappear.


  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup raw almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. sunflower seeds

*Add a dash of cinnamon or maple syrup if desired!


Photo from Institute of Integrative Nutrition Blog


  1. Mix oats with almond butter first, then add coconut oil and honey. Afterwards, toss in all the seeds!
  2. Mix until thoroughly combined. Add some more oats if mixture feels too wet.
  3. Spoon out a tablespoon worth and shape into a ball with clean hands. Repeat.
  4. Place on a plate and put in the fridge to “set” for 30 minutes.

What’s your favorite healthy snack?


Filed under Challenge, Recipes

2 responses to “Real Food Challenge: Day Three

  1. Grandma Cheryl

    The RAWmazeballs really look good.

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