January 31, 2014

Eating clean for rookies {part 13}

Oh my, it's been entirely too long since my last clean eating post. My apologies to everyone who keeps up with this blog series (it's my most viewed series of post, by far). Over the holidays, I wasn't at my place much which really threw off my clean eating routine. But for the past few weeks, I've been back on track and my 18 pounds lost is now 19 pounds loss, yay for consistency! I'm sticking to at least 2 clean meals a day.

Check out some of my recent meals

I've been alternating between blending bananas and ice & just grabbing a banana for breakfast before heading to class or work during the week. Since it's so cold, I prefer coffee or tea as my morning drink as opposed to an icy smoothie every single day.

Ground chicken is my favorite meat to add to veggies. I ate ground chicken with green beans, sprinkled with black pepper and drizzled with lemon juice - yum!

I ate a banana for breakfast and packed this salad for lunch. The salad includes (spring mix, tomatoes, green tomato salsa, and raw mushrooms, topped with lemon juice)

Close up of my salad

I love brussels sprouts! A restaurant in Atlanta makes the best brussels sprouts I've ever had, but I tried to copy them. I make them softer by boiling them in water first and adding in some chopped onions to the water. Then I bake them in the oven for 10-15 min.

My mom made turnip greens for us and added onions and some pepper sauce - so good!

I cooked some mango chicken using ground chicken, onions, green peppers, red peppers, and mangos, and mango juice. Seriously one of the best chicken dishes ever!

I cooked ground chicken with spinach, onions, and mushrooms in the skillet. Then baked some sweet potato fries (sprinkled with black pepper) and brussels sprouts (after boiling them).

For dinner one night I ate leftover sweet potato fries, brussels sprouts, and salad with green salsa!

I keep washed, cut up fruit in a container so I can snack on it during the week. It's so much easier to eat heathy when it's convenient and looks appetizing. Strawberries and blueberries are two of my favorites!

How is the healthy lifestyle going for you? 
Have a great weekend!


  1. Yummy!!! so much green and other pretty colors!

    I recently launched a second blog focused on vegan-ism...you should check it out! --> www.maybeimvegan.blogspot.com

    ♥ C.A.

  2. I just re-visited most of your eating clean post just to assure myself that I can do this lol. Today is my last of just eating all my cravings out good and bad but mostly bad and I'm trying the Arden Detox for 2 days at the moment then from there I'll decide to continue or not. But these recipies and tips will be put use.

  3. Meal prep has been a life saver for my clean eating. It's so tempting to go and snack after a long day at college as oppose to making a meal so I always cook healthy dinners in advance on a Sunday for my busiest days. This post has given me some inspiration for some new meals, definitely going to try the mango chicken!

  4. Great tip on how you try to mimic Chick-a-Biddy's Brussels sprouts. They are to die for!


  5. Yum, everything looks delicious!

    And yay on the 19 lbs! Great work :)

  6. Yay for consistency haha! I love all the pics! My fiance has been on a protein smoothie kick and he loves bananas in his. I'm such a real-food person (LOL) that I would chose a whole banana over a smoothie, even if they look so good!

    AJ | TheAJMinute

  7. Smart idea with the keeping cut up fruit in a container to snack on throughout the week. I also love the chicken with green bean snack idea :) Keep em coming!


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