What I Ate Today: Healthy And fast

Hey readers! This post will show you guys how to make every single meal I ate today, starting with breakfast, and ending in a protein-packed post workout meal. When I go to the super market, I make sure to follow this rule: Only shop around the perimeter of the market, with very few exceptions. For example, only shop around the edges, as the food towards the center is usually extremely processed and unhealthy (has probably been there for a really long time too). This can be difficult, but after only a month of doing this I have found ways to make eating healthy fun, by playing around with recipes. Before I get started, I want to say that if you’re trying to lose weight, you should NOT eat these meals together in one day. I am aware that it is a lot of food, but I personally need a large amount of healthy carbs and protein if I want to gain muscle mass after intense workouts. Therefore, it is also not smart to eat this many calories on days that you are not active, as they can turn into fat instead of muscle.

Breakfast

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Oatmeal banana pancakes

Ingredients: 1 Banana, 1/2 cup plain oats, 2 whole eggs, dark chocolate chips (optional)
I blended the ingredients together in a blender until liquefied. Add a few chocolate chips if desired.Then, use this as the batter to make pancakes on a pan, as you would with store-bought pancake batter. This can be served by itself, with honey, or with sugar free syrup.

Spinach, turkey, and tomato scrambled eggs, with whole wheat bagel

Spinach, turkey, and tomato scrambled eggs, with whole wheat bagel

Ingredients: Turkey slices, spinach, cherry tomatoes, 2 eggs, garlic powder, whole wheat bagel, smart balance organic butter
For this, I mixed together the turkey slices, spinach, cherry tomatoes, 2 eggs (1 whole, 1 egg whites only), and the garlic powder. I made scrambled eggs with this mixture, and spread a bit of butter on the whole wheat bagel.

Lunch

Pineapple tilapia

Pineapple tilapia

Ingredients: Pineapple chunks, Tilapia fillet, Mrs. Dash”onion and herb” seasoning, Spinach, Sweet potato, lime, kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Slightly coat the sweet potato slices with a bit of olive oil, season to taste, and put them in the oven for 15 minutes. Wash spinach, and place them on plate. Squeeze a lime on top, and sprinkle it with a bit of kosher salt. Season the tilapia with Mrs. Dash and cook in a pan, while simultaneously cooking and mixing in the pineapple chunks.

Snack

Green smoothie bowl

Green smoothie bowl

Ingredients: Frozen banana, spinach, broccoli, mango, pineapple, kiwi, and green apple. Fresh strawberry, flax seeds, granola
Add a hint of water (not too much, you want to be able to eat this with a spoon), and blend in a blender. Pour into bowl, and add toppings of your choice. I chose a sliced strawberry with flax seeds, and granola.

Post-workout meal

Chicken, Quinoa, and protein shake

Chicken, Quinoa, and protein shake

Ingredients: Chicken breast, Mrs.Dash “onion and herb”, Quinoa brown rice blend, whole wheat bagel, Smart balance organic butter, spinach, lime, kosher salt
Season chicken with Mrs.Dash, and cook in pan. Put a cup of quinoa, and brown rice blend, with a cup of water in a microwavable rice pot, and put in microwave for 6 minutes(or however else you know how to make rice). Sprinkle Lime juice and kosher salt on top of spinach. Butter the bagel.

Ingredients for protein shake: Frozen Blueberries, 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder of choice, 1 Banana, 1 strawberry
Mix ingredients in blender, with ice and a bit of water until you get a smoothie.

All of these recipes can be made in less than 20 minutes, so there is no excuse ! Also, once you buy all of these ingredients, the recipes that can be made are endless. Happy cooking !

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