22 June 2015

Favorite Healthy Meals & Snacks!

Since summer started I've really been focusing on what I'm putting into my body, and have had a lot more energy! Here are some of my favorite meals and snacks so far.




Eggs, Fruit & Yogurt: Most weekday mornings I fry two eggs (sunny side up) while making myself a "second breakfast" consisting of one cup of Chobani greek yogurt, a couple of cut of strawberries and a handful of blueberries. I've cut my coffee intake down to a cup a day, and find it's easier to eat healthy through out the day when it starts with lots of protein and something a little sweet.

 Cucumbers, Carrots & Dip: In order to get my veggie fix, I cut up an entire cucumber, and two or three regular sized carrots (not the baby ones) to snack on. I also make a delcious dip out of Greek yogurt and Hidden Valley Fiesta Ranch which is low in calories and adds a little punch to my veggies!

Lettuce Tacos: I love Tex-Mex, so I've tried to find a way to make my favorite food healthier. Instead of a bread shell, I use a large lettuce leaf. I use the leanest ground beef I can find, and I also make sure to really drain the grease out of the meat after I brown it.Look for low-sodium taco packets to make them a little healthier as well. I cut up tomatoes, add low-fat cheese and some low fat sour cream. Add as many veggies as you want, and then load it into a larger lettuce leaf! It's actually really good, and healthy!

Grilled Peaches: I have a huge sweet tooth, and grilled peaches help satsify that. While there is more sugar involved, my roommate and I really enjoy a grilled peach with some brown sugar on top! We've also grilled pineapple and grapefruit!

Apples & Peanut Butter: So peanut butter isn't actually that good for you, but I love some natural peanut butter (without all the added sugar and oils) with a cut up apple! It's a perfect snack, and I tend to eat it after a run!

Baked Potato:  I put a little bit of olive oil, lemon pepper & low-fat sour cream on a baked potato. It's great dinner, and I also eat some fruit with it!


What are some of your favorite healthy snacks and meals?  Anyone of these you're looking to try?


xoxo





31 comments:

  1. All of this sounds delicious! Apples and peanut butter are one of my favorite snacks too- healthy and filling and delicious. I'm going to try the lettuce as the taco shell- sounds like a good idea! <3

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    1. It really is! I would have a fork nearby though, it can get a little messy!

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  2. Yum!! Grilled peaches are a fantastic idea!
    This defeats the purpose of healthy eating, but have you heard of "s'meaches"? S'mores + grilled peaches, it's amazing :)

    Alessandra | blog.pumpup.com

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    1. this sounds delicious! I love to indulge myself a little bit, I find that's the best way for me to lose weight is by not restricting myself too much!

      Thanks for the idea!

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  3. I'm a big fan of apples and peanut butter -- so yummy.
    This list is making me hungry.
    Thanks for sharing.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  4. These sound excellent! I absolutely love almond butter with bananas or apples- definitely a favorite snack of mine! I also enjoy hummus and veggies (cucumbers, red peppers, etc.) for a light snack!

    xo.

    http://apeachysonder.blogspot.com

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    1. I am going to try almond butter as well as the hummus! Thanks!

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  5. I always keep peanut butter in my desk at work. I love bring apples for it. I want to try grilled peaches. Sounds amazing!

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    1. I am going to start doing that! What a great idea!

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  6. Yogurt and granola and fruit is my all time favorite meal/snack! Grilled peaches do sound amazing! I'm also a huge fan of kale chips!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

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    1. I will have to try kale chips! Thanks for the suggestion!

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  7. Why haven't I thought of grilled peaches?! Sounds amazing!

    Allyssa, Life with Lyss

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  8. This is so helpful also grilled peaches?! That sounds so good!

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    1. Glad to help, let me know what you think of them :)

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  9. Apples and peanut butter is one of my go-tos as well! They're great for keeping you full! I've been trying to eat healthier too so these are great tips!

    Anchors and Pearls

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    1. Glad to help! Do you have anything else you like to eat?

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  10. I've never tried lettuce tacos but I've always wanted to! Such a great list! :)

    xx | Steph @ The Lovely Essentials & Jenssen's Designs

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    1. They are so good! Let me know what you think!

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  11. Thank you for sharing! I definitely need some health meals/snacks in my life!
    xo
    Lauren
    The Fashionista's Diary

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  12. Grilled peaches sound amazing, why have I never tried this before!? Great post!

    Jessica Grace

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    1. They are so good! If you like a little bit of sour, try grapefruit too!

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  13. I've never had grilled peaches, but I do love me so me peaches!

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    1. SO good! Add a little brown sugar and ice cream too!

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  14. I love making greek yogurt ranch! It is seriously just as good and sooo much healthier! I have been obsessed with dipping raspberries in peanut butter lately. It is seriously amazing.

    XOXO
    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

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  15. Grilled peaches are the bomb dot com! I've got a chips and salsa kick like no other, so I've found a healthier alternative to be making my own concoctions...using fresh tomatoes, beans, corn, and some yummy spices!

    cominguprosestheblog.com

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  16. OMG, grilled peaches sounds so good! I want to try to make some this weekend :)

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  17. Love these ideas! I'm a big fruit and yogurt and apple + peanut butter kind of gal :)

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

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