What I Eat In A Day #5 Healthy Meals That Are Simple To Make

What I Eat In A Day #5 Healthy Meals That Are Simple To Make

Sometimes just the thought of eating healthy can be overwhelming. With all of the beautiful pictures of people’s perfect plates all over social media, it can become easy to think that’s what is required if we want to be healthy. The truth of the matter is making complex meals, with super fancy ingredients, is not a requirement for a healthy lifestyle. I mean… who has hours to spend in the kitchen every day? Not me! I’m sure if you are reading this, you don’t either.

I know from personal experience just how easy it is to overcomplicate healthy eating when starting a weight loss journey. The great thing is healthy eating can be simple.

I wanted to come on today and share another what I eat in a day post, this time centered around simple, healthy meals. If you are interested in these types of meals go ahead and keep on reading to see what I ate yesterday.

Before Breakfast:

Before I ate my actual breakfast I had 2 scoops of collagen powder mixed in water. I take collagen each day to help with my knee issues, not weight loss (just in case you are wondering).

Breakfast:

For breakfast, I had oatmeal. It was filling and kept me full for about 4 hours or so. It was easy to make and tasted really good.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup of steel cut oats

2 tablespoons of canned light coconut milk

1 teaspoon of pure maple syrup

2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter

1/4 cup of frozen blueberries

To make the oatmeal:

I cooked the oats in water until they were done. When the oats were completely done I stirred in the coconut milk and maple syrup. I topped my oatmeal with frozen blueberries (that I defrosted in the microwave) and peanut butter.

Morning Coffee:

In my coffee, I put 1/2 cup of almond milk and 1/2 tablespoon of agave.

Lunch:

For lunch, I wanted something really easy. I had about 2 cups of kale that I massaged with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. I topped the kale with about 1/4 cup brown rice, some rotisserie chicken breast (that I bought premade from my grocery store), and about 1/4 of an avocado. I drizzled on some coconut aminos on top of everything.

This was such a simple lunch, but the coconut aminos made it taste like something special. If you’ve never had coconut aminos you should try it! It tastes like teriyaki sauce (without all the sugar and nasty ingredients that come in most store-bought teriyaki sauces.)

Dessert:

I had one homemade brownie. I found a recipe in Jillian Michael’s cookbook Master Your Metabolism that I wanted to try out. I did alter the recipe slightly. The cookbook states that the recipe makes 16 servings. I halved the recipe and made 4 servings out of it. In case you want to make these brownies I’ll list how I made them below.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup of agave

8 teaspoons of dark cocoa powder

1/4 cup of white whole-wheat flour

1/8 teaspoon of baking powder

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Small pinch of salt

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 tablespoon avocado oil

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

To make the brownies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Put agave in the microwave for about 30 seconds and mix in cocoa powder, set aside
  3. Mix together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda, set aside
  4. Mix together applesauce, oil, egg, and vanilla
  5. Pour agave mixture into the applesauce mixture and mix well
  6. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine (be sure not to over mix)
  7. Spray down a pan with cooking spray and bake until brownies are done (be sure not to over bake)

Snack:

For a snack, I had about 1 1/2 cups of fresh cherries.

Dinner:

For dinner, I had salmon, asparagus, and couscous. This was a really quick dinner. I seasoned the salmon with salt and pepper and topped with a small drizzle of avocado oil. I tossed the asparagus in avocado oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. I sprayed down a sheet pan with a little cooking spray and baked both the salmon and the asparagus on the same pan. The oven was set to 400 degrees.

While the salmon and asparagus were baking, I cooked some couscous on the stovetop. After about 10 minutes I took the asparagus out of the oven and cooked the salmon for about 5 more minutes.

After dinner:

After dinner, I drank about 1/3 of a bottle of Kombucha. ( I also drank about 84 ounces of water throughout the day.)

 

 

And there you go! A real-life example of what I eat in a typical day. I hope this post helped to elevate some of the overwhelm that comes with beginning a weight loss journey and starting to eat healthier. Let me know if this glimpse into what I ate helped you out.

 

XO,

Timmeisha

 

For more meal ideas you may find these posts helpful:

What I Eat In A Day To Lose Weight #1

What I Eat In A Day To Lose Weight #2 Realistic and Healthy

What I Eat In A Day To Lose Weight #3 Healthy and Balanced

What I Eat In A Day To Lose Weight #4 Easy and Healthy

 

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