I am a curious person by nature. I like to know things. I like to know how and why things work, interesting facts, and useless trivia. I especially like to know about food, nutrition, and cooking. Shocker, I know.
Because I am so curious and I love food so much, I really enjoy reading blog posts and watching YouTube videos showing what people eat in a whole day. It’s so easy to post a picture of an amazing salad you ate and give the appearance that you’re a health-nut and still eat absolute garbage the rest of the day. When you see a post or video of someone’s ENTIRE day, you really get a sense of how well they nourish their body.
I am also always on the lookout for new inspiration, combinations, and concepts to try so that I can bring you all some awesome fruit and veggie filled posts! I am always game to try something new, for the sake of blog research, of course.
Today’s meal plan was a pretty typical day. Breakfast and lunch were thrown together in less than 10 minutes each (including the time to make them “pretty” and Insta-worthy). Dinner was a bit more involved, only because I was out of pre-made rice from my meal prep day. Other than that, it was a day full of no-fuss, easy meals!
Breakfast: Green smoothie bowl (frozen bananas, spinach, and almond milk), topped with hemp hearts, raw pumpkin seeds, and shredded coconut . There is a little swirl of my kids mixed berry smoothie in the picture, but that was more for looks than anything else.
Lunch: Giant bowl of romaine topped with zucchini “zoodles”, cherry tomatoes, hemp hearts, diced apples, julienned cucumber, sliced celery and a splash of raw apple cider vinegar mixed with a drizzle maple syrup for dressing. My Creamy Italian Salad Dressing would have been a great oil-free option for this salad too!
Dinner: A big bowl of brown rice, mixed greens, and a serving of my friend Leslie’s amazing 3 Bean Salad. Having greens with cooked foods really helps your digestion. Give it a try!
Our dog Romo thinks that every time I walk outside with a bowl of food to take a picture that he is getting fed. Poor old guy. Don’t worry, I always give him a taste. I must be reinforcing the pattern. You know, Pavlovian Theory and all that.
By now you have noticed a few things.
- I like to eat mainly whole foods.
- I don’t watch my portions or count calories.
- Carbs are my friend.#carbsohard
- I have an affinity for bamboo bowls.
- I wear crazy socks, even in the summer.
I hope this gives you some fresh inspiration for easy, healthy meals. If there is anything you see that you’d like a specific recipe for, please let me know in the comments below!