It’s been a while since my last “What I Ate” post, so I thought I’d share a peek at what I’ve been eating lately.
I think it’s important to note that I don’t always eat “perfectly,” and I’ve been finding it especially difficult to stay on track over the past couple of months. I’ve found all sorts of excuses to indulge in extra sweets while staying up late to finish my final term papers for my clinical nutrition program, while also wrapping up the the bonus recipes (a few of them are pictured above!) that will be going out as a thank-you-gift to everyone who preorders my cookbook. To top it all off, our son is teething– so sleep just hasn’t been that great around here. When I’m tired, I crave junk!
But, that’s still no excuse to stop taking care of myself, and it’s time to be held accountable again. After all, I have plenty of delicious and healthy options to enjoy, many of them posted right here on this blog!
I do still make an effort to avoid any sort of “diet” mentality (because I feel like that always leads to binge eating), but I’ve been making a point to consistently eat better lately, and it’s AMAZING how much better I already feel. This is exactly the reminder I needed– it feels so good to eat well! And even if it can be challenging to get started at first, it just gets easier and easier as you go. Like most things, practice makes perfect!
More importantly, practice creates habits… to the point that heathy eating becomes automatic, and not something you have to struggle with on a daily basis. So, in case you ever find yourself in a similar situation and feel like you need a little “jump start” to get back on track, I hope you’ll remember that everyone can struggle from time to time– but it’s SO worth the effort to take care of yourself.
And it can be totally delicious, too. Just take a look below!
Here’s what my day looked like today:
Breakfast: Two large bananas, sliced, with two tablespoons of homemade almond butter, topped with bee pollen. (This is my go-to breakfast when I don’t want to run my blender and risk waking up my son from his morning nap!)
Lunch: 5 oz. of mixed greens topped with red bell peppers, cucumbers, and a hefty chunk of raw goat feta, all dressed with several tablespoons of Date Vinaigrette (recipe in my Winter Detox eBook)
Snack: Peppermint Fudge Bar (recipe from Everyday Detox)
Snack: Two pasture-raised eggs, fried in grass-fed butter. I tend to snack more in the late afternoon now, because I don’t eat dinner with my husband until after I put my son down to bed– so the snacks hold me over until I can sit down and enjoy a real meal!
Snack: A few taste-tests of experimental brownie batter (plus a sample of the final product!)
Dinner: Austin actually requested salads for dinner, so that was easy. Mine was an entire head of romaine lettuce, topped with 1/2 an avocado, organic chicken, bell peppers, and more Date Vinaigrette. I’m pretty generous with the dressing, because I want my salad to taste amazing each and every time– that way it doesn’t feel like a chore to eat them. In fact, my homemade salad dressings make me crave salads pretty often. (Check out my salad & dressing recipe section for more ideas!)
Dessert: A row of mint dark chocolate, plus a mug of hot decaf green tea.
If you enjoy seeing posts like this, let me know in the comments below and I’ll try to make it a regular thing again. You can also follow me on Instagram, where it’s easier for me to share my daily meals– I’ve been posting there more often lately, so that’s where you can find me when I’m not here!
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