I am pretty healthy when it comes to eating. I prefer whole wheat over white bread, I love ALL vegetables and fruits, and I only eat lean meats. I am trying to regain my love for fish since I know how good it is for you. I loved it before I had Scarlett. Once I got pregnant, I couldn't stand the look or taste of it. That food aversion never went away. Although it is getting easier. Ty and I rarely drink soda either. But somehow, our eating habits have gotten....I'd say, lazy.
Ty told me the other day that he wants to start eating healthier. I looked in our fridge and realized that even though I may be eating healthy, we still have tons of junk in our fridge. Ty's lunches consist of frozen meals and deli meat sandwiches on bulklie rolls. (Sorry for slacking on the meal thing, babe.) Not the healthiest. Even dinner has become less healthy. I blame this on me since I dislike cooking & would rather buy the pre-made frozen lasagna then cook our own healthy lasagna. Ty brings home the dough, so I figure, the least I can do it make the dough...at home that is. Stupid metaphor, but you get the idea. (lol) Not to mention, Scarlett is going to be eating with us soon. I want her eating as healthy as she has been. I just bought a baby bullet to mash up some of the healthy foods that we'll be eating, too.
Junk food and pre-made meals are coming to an end! I have recently done a kitchen make-over and thrown out all our naughty foods. Except my chocolate chip cookies. Those are for a rainy day ;) But everything else went. Like, the donuts covered with powder, the frozen meals filled with sodium, the white breads and the sugar-filled juices. I started making meal plans before I go grocery shopping. I shop for a lot of organic fruits and veges, lean meats, whole grain/wheat bread, and flax seed oil over traditional cooking oil. I made a meal plan for this week and we are currently following it. I have to say, eating healthier feels good. Physically. We are not trying to lose weight, we just want to be healthy and in shape. I'm also having fun! I never would have thought! Here is a peak into our meal plan for next week:
I linked up some of the meals so you can check out the recipes and make them, too!
Breakfast: Grapefruit, Whole wheat English Muffin with peanut butter and a glass of Oj
Lunch: 2 Hard-Boiled Eggs, Strawberry Spinach Salad w/ home-made dressing & Green Tea
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Blueberries & Bananas, Whole wheat toast & a glass of 1% milk
Lunch: RoastBeef Sandwich on Sourdough bread w/ light mayo & a tomato slice, Handful of Walnuts and a Water.
Dinner: Salmon with Lime Sauce, Steamed Broccoli, and Couscous
Breakfast: Strawberry Banana Smoothie w/ Low fat Raspberry Yogurt & 1% milk and Cantaloup
Lunch: Healthy Style Tuna Melt w/ low fat Chedder Cheese, Chic Pea Salad, an Apple & a water
Dinner: Lemon Garlic Chicken, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Organic Cranberry sauce and fresh Salad
Breakfast: Organic Wheat Waffles topped with peanut butter and raisins, & a smoothie for mid-meal snack.
Lunch: Minestrone Soup, Asian Tuna Lettuce Wrap and Green tea
Dinner: Greek Chicken w/ Wheat Angel Hair Pasta & feta cheese, baby Carrots and a glass of wine.
Breakfast:Scrambled eggs cooked with Onion, mushrooms, and spinach, Whole wheat toast and low fat cottage cheese.
Lunch: Curried Chicken Salad with Apples & Raisins, an orange and green tea.
Dinner: Grilled Eggplant Portabella Sandwich on whole wheat with sweet potato fries and a pickle.
Breakfast:Multigrain Cereal with 1% milk, berries on top and a low fat muffin for a mid meal snack.
Lunch: Take Out! Yeah, we do that on occasion :)
Dinner: Spring Vegetable Risotto with Shrimp and Green Beans
Snacks In Between Include:
Fruit Smoothies (So healthy, tasty & filling)
Apples & Cottage Cheese
Hummus with Crackers