February 27, 2014

Eating clean for rookies {part 14}

Spring Break is in weeks, and I'm going to Charleston for a few days during that break! I'm very excited, but also realize that means I have to get stricter about my clean eating habits. I've been eating clean at least 2 times a day, but sometimes for every meal of the day this week.

Spring Break beach body is the motivation. I'm so happy to read about how these fitness and clean eating posts have motivated and helped people trying to participate in a healthier lifestyle. Health and happiness go hand-in-hand, and these blog posts are some of my favorite to do! Sharing my journey also holds me accountable.

I'm down 20 pounds total since July 2013 and I always feel better after a day of clean eating.

Check out some of my recent snacks and meals

Shrimp cooked in olive oil, lemon juice, and lime juice. Sprinkled with paprika, basil, and parsley

Dinner: 3 slices of tomato, shrimp (shown above), half of a raw avocado, broccoli 

I went shopping and got all of this for under $25! Enough for a week of clean meals!
Spring mix (lettuce), radishes, white mushrooms, baby spinach, 3 tomatoes, shredded carrots, bunch of bananas, sweet onions, 2 bags of brown rice, and green salsa.

After shopping, I washed and chopped up the fresh foods in order to make dinner and package them for the week. Hehe, and I may have shaped my chopped clean food into a heart...

These are some of my favorite items to buy and eat because they go well with just about anything. They can be cooked or eaten raw. And they're all relatively cheap.

Lunch: Spring mix greens, 2 tomato slices, some leftover broccoli, cucumbers, radishes.

Lunch another day: Similar to other salad, but I added brown rice.

Breakfast: Eggless omelet - I'm sure it would be great with eggs, but I don't like eggs. I sautéed spinach, mushrooms, onions, and avocado in a dime-sized drop of olive oil. So good!

Another version of the salad with the food I chopped early in the week along with green salsa.

Dinner: Brown rice, with the fruit/veggies I prepped along with green salsa on the side.

P.S. Check out these clean breakfasts my friend Hannah made
You can follow her on Instagram here

Homemade Açaí Bowl full of antioxidants, and easy to make! 
She used almond milk as her liquid base and blended frozen raspberries
 and a banana with 1 pack of Sambazon's Acai 
Homemade Açaí Bowl full of antioxidants, and easy to make! 
She used almond milk as the liquid base 
and added blueberries and blackberries with 1 pack of Sambazon's Acai

What's your favorite healthy snack or meal? 
I'd love to try it!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Love this post! I love making acai bowls, and those shrimp look soo good, I'm definitely inspired to make them now!

  2. Hello from Spain: Happy holidays in your city. Your food is wholesome and healthy .. We keep in touch

  3. Thanks for posting. I have vowed to eat clean starting this week and it has been great. Definitely going to try some of the clean breakfast ideas.


  4. Very impressive. I remember my college days and I did not have that much discipline.

  5. This food looks delicious. I have been trying to eat cleaner myself.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  6. Really great food choices, we all need to make better choices.. nothing wrong with a little indulgent but eating clean most of the time is great and makes me feel good.

    I just wanted to let you know I am sharing your link in my blog tonight, for your post the other night about recent thoughts and lessons learned, it inspired me... I hope you don't mine that I share it... Have a great weekend ahead :)

  7. This all looks really yummy to me, especially the shrimp!

    Lets see... My favorite healthy meal is probably a peanut butter and jelly smoothie! I put spinach, beet, blueberries, raspberries, and a scoop of peanut butter into my vitamix with a bit of ice and mix until it's drinkable! Tastes just like peanut butter and jelly and has a wonderful bright red color.

    -- Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  8. i love that shrimp dish! i definitely have to try that one. congratulations on your weight loss Vett. that is awesome.

  9. i don't like eggs either! finally i've met my egg-less soulmate, hehe. i wish i liked salad--no matter what i put on it, i never get full or finish it. unless it's taco salad, and well...lol

  10. Yumm! Thanks for sharing! I especially love the acai bowl!!

  11. Ive been eating clean too, great tips x

  12. I love that you're so motivated about clean eating.
    Healthy groceries are extremely expensive here so it's kind of hard to keep up with clean eating. I try though, I try very hard.

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

    Eesh | The Other Side of Paradise


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