what i eat in a day (ft. simple summer smoothie recipe)

hey friends! this post was honestly kinda hard to make but I’m so glad I did πŸ’› we’ll chat for a second about healthy eating before we get into the post but I can’t wait for you guys to see this!! it’s going to be fun! (plus there’s a fun little recipe for you guys!) let’s get into the postttt lol


so before we start I wanted to chat a little bit. it was honestly hard for me to take pictures of everything I eat because I’m not the healthiest eater around and I tend to compare my diet to other peoples. so a couple things:

  1. i find it’s best not to be too strict. a lot of the time I’ll eat super “healthy” for days and then eat a ton of junk food which isn’t a great cycle! so restricting yourself never works out at least for me!
  2. my favorite word for this topic is balance. like I said restricting things isn’t helpful but neither is eating a ton of junk food! so listen to your body and seek to balance out what you eat.
  3. a helpful guideline for this is the 80/20 rule. so basically 80% of the foods you eat should be clean, whole foods that make you feel great and 20% should be the other things that maybe aren’t the best for you but are still yummy (and still totally fine to have!)
  4. also, using words like “good” or “bad” when it comes to food isn’t healthy! I like to use the terms “forward step” and “backward step” because honestly some things aren’t going to help your health journey but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy them! like I said it’s all about balance!

ANYWAY now that we had that little chat (I don’t even know if any of you needed to hear that but it was on my heart and it’s something I’ve struggled with so know you’re not alone!)

breakfast – summery smoothie!

for breakfast I made a smoothie which was super good! when I make smoothies I don’t really follow a recipe just try different combinations of fruits pretty much. I did make a little recipe card for what I made because it was really good.

I used mango chunks (oh my gosh y’all these are the best to just snack on! they are so good! if you ask my family they’ll tell you I’m honestly addicted lol), some soy milk, a banana, and a little bit of a peanut powder we had in the pantry! the peanut powder is optional but I like that it added some extra protein. literally all you need to do it put the ingredients in the blender and voila! our blender sucks because it’s super old so I put the mango chunks in with the soy milk first to get them all blended before I added the banana (which was not frozen!)

if you make the smoothie make sure to send me a picture!

lunch

for lunch I had this cauliflower rice which wasn’t actually too bad! not going to lie it wasn’t my favorite but I’ve never been super into cauliflower so I’m not surprised. it is a great way to add some extra veggies to your meal!
since I only had the cauliflower rice and I was still hungry I went ahead and made myself a yummy quesadilla! I just put some cheese on a tortilla and heated it up lol. we got some really good tortillas from a local store the other day so I had to use them for something!

snacks

ignore the toys in the background lol! in the mid afternoon I was still hungry so I had a banana! bananas are so good ahhh
I also made chocolate chip cookies the other day so obviously had to have one of those! so yummyyyy

dinner

we usually have a home cooked meal for dinner but tonight was super busy so we ended up getting pizza! it was super good πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed that little peek at what I eat in a day! what do you eat in a day? do you like smoothies? favorite kind of pizza? have you ever had mango chunks?

10 things to bake during quarantine

hey guys! if you know me you know I love baking so I decided to share some yummy things you could bake during quarantine. sadly we don’t have any flour or sugar because we ran out at the worst time and there’s none left in stores :(( but I will live through the amazing things you guys bake! so if you make anything send me pictures (you can email me at christina.raquel.snyder@gmail.com or dm me on instagram at @christinaandcamera) please. I would love to see πŸ’›

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