I have some bad news to break to you: In order to tone up and see any results, nutrition plays a bigger role than fitness. I know. I KNOW. I wish I could do an intense workout and then eat donuts/cupcakes/cookies every day and have toned abs, buuuuut that’s just not how it works. Sadly. SO. In order to really lead a healthy lifestyle and feel (and look!) great, proper nutrition is KEY. Because of this, I have been more focused on what I’m eating. Honestly, mostly because I just love how I feel when I’m feeding my body delicious fuel, instead of garbage.
Not that I’m a food snob by any means. I still enjoy french fries and a burger every now and then. ;) Because, life is all about balance, and I am absolutely not in the camp of depriving myself. So, you know.
Also, dark chocolate. Always.
SO. I’m always sharing what I’m eating over on my Snapchat (katiedid_what) and Insta Stories (so be sure to follow along!!), but always get asked for recipes and whatnot, so I thought it’d be a good idea to share them in one cohesive post here, from time to time. A little food compilation of some yummy goodness I’m munching on lately. Sound good? Let’s go…
SALADS IN A JAR.
These are my favorite meals to prep, mostly because lunch is SO HARD for me. Why is lunch so hard?? So if I have my lunches prepped ahead of time (normally on Sunday), then I don’t have to think about it the day of, and I just open up my yummy salad and devour. Some things I love to include in my salads: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper (my dressing, always! So easy and healthy!), walnuts, beans (I love chickpeas and black beans), quinoa (which I also prep a big batch of for the week), feta cheese, craisins, chicken, beets, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, hard boiled eggs, kale, spinach, arugula. Basically, I just load them up with whatever I have in my kitchen that could possibly be a salad topping. It’s delicious.
OVERNIGHT OATS IN A JAR.
Can you tell I love jars? haha. But seriously, another meal that is so much better when it’s prepped and ready to go (especially on weekday mornings when we’re running around trying to get out the door!) is overnight oats. I have shared a few of my recipes here and here.
This particular one contains: 1/3 cup rolled oats, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, 1 diced apple, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk and a bunch of cinnamon!
Another staple of mine. Quinoa, black beans, salsa and avocado. And I love to add broccoli, too. Yes, broccoli. It is DELICIOUS and I could eat this every single day.
As for dinner, it’s usually a lean protein with some lentils/quinoa situation and lots of veggies. My husband is literally a master chef and always comes up with delicious combinations. This one is tilapia with garlic kale, sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts. SO GOOD.
Annnnd now I’m hungry. Great.
What are your go-to meals?