I have to admit, as I'm writing this post I'm laying in bed eating blueberry muffins and binge watching season 3 of Jane the Virgin -- that's why this post is titled & Days of "Healhty-ish" Eating.
Although I may be gorging out on blueberry muffins, earlier in the week I was actually eating pretty well. After having my eyelids pulled back by the documentary What the Health I decided that I'd take a closer look at my eating habits. Although I doubt I'll ever fully go vegan, I can definitely be a pescatarian! A quick trip to the grocery store after a weekend away allowed me to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies to cook. If you haven't already, please grab a spiralizer-- it'll change your life. For the next seven days, I cooked majority of my meals, had breakfast every morning, and packed extra snacks to carry me over between meals.
Most mornings my breakfast consisted of strawberry oatmeal and either green tea or a green juice in the car on the way to work. The oatmeal was pre-packaged so there's probably more sugar than needed per serving, but it definitely beats not eating until the middle of the day at lunch.
Instead of waiting around for lunch I decided to add a mid-morning snack to my routine. Most days I'll have two blueberry muffins I baked at home or a green apple with peanut butter. Incorporating a mid-morning snack definitely gave me a little pick-me up and help me over until lunch.
Lunch mostly consisted of some type of pasta dish -- either spiralized veggies or handmade pasta with a light Alfredo sauce and shrimp. Veggie noodles are just as filling as handmade pasta, so don't count them out just yet! Some days I'd add a side of quinoa if I had any on hand.
To avoid that 2pm nap time feeling I packed honey roasted peanuts and mini popcorn bags for my after/drive home snacks. The snack for my 40 minute drive home from work is essential-- it's what keeps me from binging out when I get home!
Dinner most nights has either consisted of some pasta dish (my lunches are the previous night's dinner) or tacos! If anyone knows me, they know I love tacos. Making them at home is much more flavorful and cost-friendly. Plus, making them at home allows you to dress them up as you please!
Now, I can't finish this post and let you all think I ate like this all week-- because I definitely did not. On Friday, I had two plates of fried chicken, mac & cheese, and an ice cream cone for lunch. For dinner that night, I had pizza and cake from a going away party at work. Saturday was much better but Sunday morning I had a double quarter pounder with cheese combo from McDonald's basically for breakfast. Believe me, I'm still working on handling my urges! Be sure to check the blog out next week for another update!
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