July 07, 2014

Back on the healthy track!

My groceries for the week - pre-meal prep!; see a list at the bottom!

Confession. This summer, my eating habits have been all over the place. During the school year I stuck to my plan of "clean eating" for at least two meals each day, and working out regularly. Doing that helped me drop weight and just feel better in general. But the relaxing nature of summertime + traveling has relaxed my healthy eating consistency too. This past weekend I read several articles, learned more about the Whole 30 plan, and did a little social media stalking of my favorite fitness role models. And now, I'm back on track! I went shopping for low carb and low sugar foods to help me lose the final few pounds I want to drop this summer, and to help me get back to eating clean twice, daily.

Buying lots of different fruits and salad fixings (romaine lettuce, spinach, arugula, or kale) makes prepping meals fun and easy.

For example, these fruits (strawberries, cant elope, kiwi, blueberries, cucumber) were a snack for me one day and a lunch for me (when mixed with spinach and yogurt dressing) another day.

I've also learned to love salmon - wild caught is the best to buy. I blackened this salmon in the skillet and ate it with salad (below), veggies, and fruit (on three different days).

This salmon + arugula salad was delicious!

And lastly, I have learned to love veggie burgers! When I have time, I make my veggie burgers fresh (see here!). But I recently discovered an amazing brand of frozen veggie burgers, Gardenburger. So far I've tried the Veggie Medley & Original - both delicious!

Here are the healthy groceries I got for the week (from Kroger), all of it for under $20!
(2) Frozen brussels sprouts, baby spinach, green salsa, (3) kiwis, (2) Veggie Medley Gardenburgers, blueberries, strawberries, (2) cucumbers, Yogurt Ranch dressing.


  1. That salmon looks delicious. Where do you find wild caught? I sometimes have trouble finding wild caught!

    1. I get it from my local grocery store, Kroger or Publix :) so yummy!

  2. Good for you! Have you tried the baby kale? It's awesome in salads (much more tender than the big leaves). Found it at Publix. I need to do more HEALTHY eating this just confirmed ha.

  3. I can't imagine a life without non-veggie burgers lol so I applaud you for learning to love them as well as getting back on your healthy eating bandwagon. I started off so well and then fell off and have kind of just stayed off and learned to forgive myself for giving into my wants while eating healthy from time to time haha. Oh well. I might change my mind again soon though, especially with you as inspiration

  4. Ugh, I'm with you girlfriend. I need to get back on track with my eating since my diet has consisted mainly of hamburgers and hotdogs lately.

  5. If you're looking for a new veggie burger recipe my husband made these black bean and quinoa burgers http://greatist.com/health/recipe-black-bean-and-quinoa-burgers last week and they were delicious. I was sick and I didn't really feel like eating anything at all but I managed to enjoy these.

  6. I'm going to try these burgers this week thanks to you! I passed them in the store and wondered about them so now I will try them!

  7. Girl I'm here for all these entrees! That salmon looks delicious and I don't think I've ever tried arugula!


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