August 06, 2014

Back on the healthy track {part 3}

I'm working hard to finish my post recapping my trip to D.C. this past weekend! But I wanted to share some recent healthy meals I've made. In addition to clean eating for two meals a day and being physically active for at least 30 minutes every day, I've also been adding protein powder to my smoothies/milk on days I have heavy workouts. One of my long-time Pescatarian friends suggested it when I told her I felt like I was missing protein in my diet since giving up meat. And it's been working great while also building muscle! 

Here are a few of my favorite recent, healthy meals:

Spring Mix (drizzled with lemon juice) and Mashed Cauliflower (cook a bag of frozen cauliflower in a pot and add black pepper. Then use a fork or potato masher to mash cauliflower). I think these would have been even better and more mashed potato-like if I added some sort of milk/cream.

Sweet Curry Broccoli & Onions: (frozen broccoli, chopped sweet white onions, sprinkled with curry and black pepper - cooked in olive oil).

Spicy Salad: (Spring mix with curry broccoli and onions, sliced and diced tomatoes, green salsa and lemon juice.)

I ate this meal at my parents' house! I really appreciate them catering to my pescatarian/healthy diet when I go home. I ate Herb Crusted Salmon, Fried Catfish (not clean, but I couldn't resist!), Sautéed Coleslaw, Yellow Squash and Green Beans (steamed).

My mom made the sautéed coleslaw, and it was out of this world. I've never liked coleslaw because I'm not a fan of mayo. But this was a healthy coleslaw that she simply sautéed with onions and lemon juice to. She also sprinkled some black pepper on it for a little more tasty. Such a cheap and healthy alternative!

And my roommate made a delicious, healthy meal this week too:

Sweet Potato Wedges: diced sweet potatoes cooked in coconut oil and sprinkled with cayenne, cinnamon, salt.

Hearty Kale & Spinach: kale, spinach sauteed with garlic, red onions, black pepper -cooked in a skillet with olive oil.

Pinto & Black Bean Veggie Burgers: Mix the following in a bowl with a fork: 2/3 can of Pinto Beans, 1/3 can of Black Beans, red onions, green onions, cilantrojalapeño, whole kernel corn, panko bread crumbs, 1 egg, low fat sour cream, tablespoon of hot/buffalo sauce.

She made all of this for dinner one night and it was such a feast! Great food choices for a family or dinner party in need of healthier alternatives.


  1. I am loving this post!! I am starting my healthy eating once again next week!! The summer was such a struggle for me to stay on healthy eating schedule! I will definitely be booking marking this post to get some meal ideas!! :)
    Brittney Marie
    Pretty Little Pursuits

  2. I'm so glad the protein powder is working well for you!

  3. Yum! This is making me hungry! haha

  4. I need to get back on a healthy track after all that eating in Chicago, this looks delish!

  5. I need to be more mindful of eating healthy. Your food recipe posts are always so wonderful :)


  6. I like all the spices you use Vett... that is the key to making healthy food so tasty ;)

  7. Thanks for the tips! I need ideas after a crazy summer full of delicious treats (I've never cooked with coconut oil, I should try!)! Best regards from Barcelona,
    A Bilingual Baby


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