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?

glow up weekly 02: eat healthy

hey frens! welcome back to christina and camera and the second installment of “glow up weekly”. I’m so excited to share this week’s challenge with you guys, it’s something simple but I think it will be quite helpful! πŸ’›

if you’re new, read this post: your guide to a glow up {introduction}

today we’re going to be chatting about eating healthy which is something I think most of us (at least I do!) want to implement in our lives but aren’t exactly sure how.

I’m doing to talk about some myths about eating healthy, share some practical tips, and there will be a freebie at the end so you can plan out some healthy meals for yourself!

first off, I wanted to explain some myths about healthy eating that I’ve seen that have confused me. healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated or confusing, so I wanted to clear some things up πŸ™‚

  1. i only need to eat healthy if I want to lose weight – yeah no! the main reason to eat healthy and clean is to treat your body well, it does so much for us so we should at least put clean and good things into it! if you actually need to lose weight (talk to your doctor about it, I’m not a medical professional lol) than this can be something that could help BUT making good choices about what you eat is wayyy better for you than not eating/starving yourself. just a little reminder πŸ’›πŸ˜‚
  2. eating “healthy” means I don’t get to eat my favorite foods/it is limiting and restricting – also no! honestly you can eat whatever you want as long as you do it in moderation and it doesn’t make you feel gross/sick!
  3. eating healthy is just a set of rules/diet plan – it’s not, actually! there’s no guidelines or rules, the main thing is just thinking about the things you eat. YOU get to make it whatever you want and feel is right for your body and situation. there are no rules or restrictions at all πŸ™‚

next, I wanted to share some practical tips for eating healthier in your everyday life! there are lots, so feel free to share some of your own in the comments πŸ’›

  • a lot of the time when I’m bored I want to snack even though I’m not hungry! drink some water and wait a few minutes before eating if you’re not sure you’re hungry, a lot of the time that is just all you needed.
  • eat breakfast! I see so many people who don’t and honestly this is not going to help you. eat something that will energize you (check out my post breakfast ideas (yummy, healthy, and simple))
  • drink more water. this is soo helpful and it fills you up so you won’t eat when you’re not actually hungry! if you struggle with drinking enough water here’s another blog post I wrote about that lol: how to drink more water (tips + reasons why) πŸŒΏ
  • lots of fresh fruits and veggies. in my opinion fresh fruits and veggies are soo good, if you don’t really like them try some new ones and you just may find something you really like. make sure you’re (especially with fruits) buying ones in the right season so they’re at their prime. this is such a healthy snack!
  • try to limit soda and sugar. this can be hard, but limiting your soda will make you feel so much better! limiting sugar is even harder, but fresh fruits and vegetables that only have natural sugars is a great substitute for sugary snacks.
  • try new recipes! pinterest is a great place to find lots of easy and healthy ideas, all it takes is a quick search. fill your meals with variety and you will enjoy them so much more in my opinion.

my pinterest board for food ^^^

now for the free printable! for this week i decided to create a meal planner for the week, it’s super simple and you can write down any meal ideas you have! I actually made two different ones, one has the actual day of the week on it so you can plan that way and the other one is just for ideas for different meals (breakfast, lunch, dinners, and snacks). I kept them with the same theme/design as last weeks to keep everything cohesive and fun πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy!

and of course I made them downloadable as pdfs too πŸ˜‰


are you enjoying this series? do you like the freebies? how do you eat healthy in your own life? fav meal ideas? share it all below πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡