Hi friends! I am back to share another day of healthy eating inspiration. This is how it works: on a random day, I take a
crappy iPhone photo of all the food I put into my mouth before I actually put it in my mouth. Then, I share it with you curious readers. The end result, hopefully, is to give you an idea what a day of eating looks like for a busy mama trying to be as healthy as she can. The hope is that I can inspire you, give you new ideas, or even just satisfy your curiosity. Here we go!
Breakfast was a blended chia seed pudding bowl. When I first tried chia seed pudding, I hated it. The texture! Ewww. But I have since learned that when I blend it in the morning, I like it. This was strawberry chia seed pudding, sweetened with a few drops of liquid stevia, topped with some strawberries and cacao nibs.
For lunch I had some leftover salad that I topped with some red peppers and raspberries. Random. There was some quinoa in the mix and it was topped with sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. I also had a pizza muffin and a few slices of watermelon.
For dinner I had a salmon sweet potato burger on a grain-free bun. I got the recipe for the grain-free bun from Against All Grain by Danielle Walker. Clearly a grain-free bun won’t be as good as a gluten-filled bun. You just can’t compare. But I’ve been trying to cut back on my gluten and grains a bit to help keep inflammation under control, so a grain-free bun it was! (Read this post about the anti-inflammation diet I went on last year and why it helped me.) Some roasted baby carrots and fresh strawberries round out the meal.
Dessert! For dessert I had two of my Grain-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. They hit the spot but I probably could have had seven more. I love these cookies. Yes, they are made with chickpeas. Nobody cares what cookies are made with if they taste good!
I find the best tactic to keep yourself on track with healthy eating is to only buy healthy food and plan ahead so you’re eating at home as much as possible. While this is a typical day of eating for me, I certainly have days where I eat much less healthy than this. Eating out or social situations happen. If I’m eating like this at least 80% of the time, I’m happy.
Thanks for reading–now go out and have a healthy day!