Mar 5, 2013

Good Eats

So you all know I love clean eating and I try to stick to it as much as possible. I wanted to share some of the things I've been eating lately. I love eggs, and I eat a lot of eggs but it's important to watch how much you eat because eggs are high in cholesterol. I usually pair 1 egg with egg beaters to help with that. 
1 egg + 3 tbsp egg beaters (1 egg white)
1 small tomato
Protein Smoothie: 1/2 apple + 1/2 c blueberries + 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk +
2/3 scoop chocolate whey protein + ice
Total: 319 Calories

1 egg + 3 tbsp egg beaters (1 egg white) + 4 cups sauteed spinach + 1 medium tomato + 1/4 avocado
Total: 211 Calories


I just recently got these rolled oats from Trader Joes and I LOVE them. I tried instant oatmeal in college and I wasn't a big fan, but these rolled oats are fresh and I think they taste so much better and are also much more fulfilling. I pair it with blueberries or half a banana and a dash of cinnamon and honey for added natural sweetness. 
  
1/2 c rolled oats + 3/4 c unsweetened almond milk + 1/2 banana + 1 tbsp peanut butter +
dash of cinnamon & honey + 1/2 grapefruit
Total: 325 Calories

I pack lunch and snacks for work every day, I think I've eaten out a total of two times since I started working four months ago, and each of those times I looked up nutritional values for where I was going to pick the best option for me. My biggest belief in eating healthy is if you don't plan ahead and prepare then you're just setting yourself up for failure. Eating clean requires a lot of time and effort otherwise you'll opt out for the closest thing you can get your hands on, which usually isn't the best thing for you. I'm big on salads because although they don't look too great, if you add in the things you like, it really does taste good and is also very good for you and surprisingly fulfilling. 
3 cups spinach + 10 cherry tomatoes + 1/4 avocado + 1 cup broccoli + 1/2 c mushrooms +
3 oz cubed chicken breast + 1 tbsp Zesty Italian dressing
Total: 244 Calories

I recently saw the hype about cauliflower rice and pizza crust on pinterest and had to give it a try. The cauliflower rice is actually better than I expected especially since it doesn't look that appetizing. It's easy to make and you can season it to taste however you like. All you do is chop cauliflower in a food processor till its rice like size, and you can heat it on the stove top with spices and veggies like I did. I haven't gotten around to making the pizza crust yet but I plan on doing that soon!
1 cup Cauliflower Rice with veggies + 3 oz cubed chicken breast
Total: 220 Calories

For those of you who follow me on instagram you saw me post the baked lemon chicken & veggies I made last week. It's very easy to make and I like to make it in large amounts so that I can use the chicken chopped in a salad or as you see below with baked veggies on the side for the week. For the recipe, just take any veggies you like plus the chicken breast and coat it with olive oil and season with oregano, salt, pepper and juice from one whole lemon. Mix everything so it's coated well and bake in oven covered with foil at 400 degrees for about an hour, or till done.
4 oz chicken breast + 1 cup cooked mixed veggies + 2 tbsp feta cheese
Total: 249 Calories

2 comments:

  1. I have been thinking about clean eating lately too:) I have to pack lunches everyday and normally take a salad too. Thanks for the ideas!

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  2. these look amazing, I can't wait to try them. Thanks for posting them.

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