My favorite healthy foods that are also delicious

My Favorite Healthy Foods That Are Also Delicious

My Favorite Healthy Foods That Are Also Delicious

My favorite healthy foods that are also delicious

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Two years, I discovered and immersed myself in all things healthy. I started working out and eating healthy foods and was in the best shape of my life at age 32.

When I got pregnant with my singleton, I vowed to continue what I was doing and make it a fit pregnancy. Everything started well and then I just stopped.

Fast forward to today and my youngest is 7 months. I love how I feel when I’m active and eating well, but I have made so many excuses as to why I shouldn’t get back to it.

I’m too busy. I have three small children (3, 3 and under). I’m too tired.

Last night, it hit me that what I have been lacking is accountability. So, starting today, I will be holding myself accountable my sharing my journey with you all because I know there are so many women who have the same excuses as me.

Let’s start with food. I LOVE food! Carbs are my best friend and enemy. I’m sure many of you can relate to that. I’m ready to clean up my kitchen for myself and my family, so I’m going to share with you my favorite healthy foods that are totally delicious too! (And most are toddler and husband approved!)

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My Favorite Healthy Foods That Are Also Delicious

 

Overnight Oats

This is one of my favorite go-to breakfasts or snacks. Add Greek yogurt, oats, splash of unsweetened almond milk and your choice of fruit in a bowl or jar. Let it set overnight (hence the name) and you have a yummy breakfast!

Pancakes

Who doesn’t love pancakes? This is a yummy recipe that uses oats instead of flour.

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Strawberry Sorbet

Make this treat at home in your blender. My girls are obsessed with this. Since you make it at home, you control the ingredients so you don’t have all the unnecessary sugar that’s added to the store bought version. Did I mention it’s so incredibly easy?

Apple/sweet potato hash

Chop up an apple and a sweet potato in small chunks and add to a skillet that has coconut oil in it. Cook until soft and sprinkle some cinnamon on top. Yum! Great for a side, breakfast, or meal prepping. I love to add some feta on top too. You can also add some bacon or turkey bacon because, well, who doesn’t love bacon?!

Asparagus

I love roasted asparagus with olive oil and salt (I omit the pepper because I’m allergic). Sprinkle some parmesan cheese if you want.

Protein shakes

Chocolate is my go-to with a tsp of peanut butter and half a banana with unsweetened almond milk.

Salmon

Grilled salmon is amazing. I like to put a bit of dijon mustard on top with a parmesan/bread crumb mix.

Deviled eggs

Nix the mayo mix and use dijon mustard instead. Top with paprika.

Zoodles

It doesn’t get easier than zoodles. Using a spiralizer or veggie peeler, make noodles from the zucchini. Toss with olive oil to warm them and you have a yummy, healthy alternative to pasta.

Chicken sausage

This is a staple in our house. This is a delicious alternative to your typical breakfast sausage. Add some apple/sweet potato hash and you have a great breakfast for your family. Grab your coupon for Applegate breakfast sausage here. This coupon is redeemable at Whole Foods stores.

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I’d love to know what your favorite healthy foods or meals are. Share it in the comments!

 

The Skinny Chick’s Cookbook Review

 The Skinny Chick’s Cookbook Review

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I had every intention of starting my cleaning eating lifestyle at the beginning of this month. I normally eat and feed my family very well, but after a pregnancy in which I couldn’t stand greens to the holidays and follow that with the flu, I have had some trouble getting back into the rhythm of things.

I love to eat, and I spend an embarrassing amount of time meal planning and Pinteresting (is that a word?) recipes.

My mom LOVES cookbooks. I have no idea how many dozens and dozens of cookbooks she has. I have several myself, but I don’t open them up. They just collect dust. Sounds super lazy, right?

I have, however, found an incredible e cookbook (there is also a paperback option) that I downloaded so I can just look at it on my phone, because, again, lazy lol (yet convenient). Enter: The Skinny Chick’s Cookbook. (Purchase here.)

There are so many great recipes that I can’t wait to try and trust me, I will be sharing pictures of those on my Instagram, so make sure that you follow me to see them!

Anyone else in desperate need of a sugar detox? This girl! I’ll be starting one  tomorrow, along with a new workout program. I have been having some serious sweets cravings! I want a milkshake. And hey, it is 53 degrees here in Indiana, so hello, heat wave!

I decided to check out this new cookbook and see what I could make to satisfy these cravings without giving in to temptation. I decided to try the Peanut Butter Banana Date Shake because I knew the girls would love it too! Bonus: I already had all the ingredients on hand so it’s a win-win.

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This shake was so yummy! It uses dates which is an awesome all-natural sugar substitute.

The Skinny Chick’s Cookbook has 75 recipes with 10 ingredients or less. All recipes contain 100% all-natural, whole foods. The author also adds nutritional facts for those who count calories.

There are so many recipes I want to try. I just need to pick up a few ingredients. She has a Nutella-like recipe that I want to make RIGHT NOW! I will definitely be incorporating some of these into my meal planning.

Speaking of meal planning, I have had some questions about the topic and have considered some posts about meal planning. Let me know if that’s something you would like and be sure you are signed up for our Newsletter so you can be updated!

Laura received the above item(s) in exchange for her honest review. All opinions and experiences are her own only.