When first starting a weight loss journey, it can be difficult to know what to eat. With all of the options out there and people labeling foods as “good” and “bad,” choosing foods can stressful and confusing at times. Something that I believe wholeheartedly is that to lose weight and keep it off, a balanced way of eating is key.
I have been able to lose over 40 pounds naturally and people ask me what I eat on a daily basis to lose weight. I have learned a few things about what foods make me feel good, energizes my body, and helps me lose weight, while enjoying the foods that I am eating.
I thought it would be helpful to share a “what I eat in a day” post. Of course, I eat different meals every day, but this is what I ate on one day last week. I will say that the way I eat is not perfect, but my hope is that this post will give you some inspiration by showing that it is possible to eat healthy meals that taste great, don’t take a lot of time to make, and that are not overly complex.
2 Large eggs scrambled with bell peppers and onions. I also had 2 pieces of turkey sausage. Both the eggs and sausage were cooked in a little bit of avocado oil. I decided to also have a banana on the side.
1 cup of coffee. I added ½ cup plain unsweetened almond milk and a little less than 1 tablespoon of agave.
I made a batch of homemade blueberry muffins during meal prep at the beginning of the week. For a snack, I had one of those muffins. These are my favorite muffins. I have been making them every week since I came up with the recipe.
For lunch, I had a quesadilla made with a whole wheat tortilla, leftover shredded crockpot barbeque chicken and mozzarella cheese. On the side, I had a salad with a romaine blend (lettuce, carrots, red cabbage). I also added spinach and grape tomatoes. For my salad dressing, I used an all natural store-bought herb-ranch dressing.
I drank a cup of lavender kombucha while I was cooking dinner. I like kombucha because it tastes really good and has the fizz that you would get from drinking a soda, but it’s so much healthier.
* Throughout the day I was also drinking water with lemon. I drank a total of 96 ounces of water this day. If you struggle with drinking water throughout the day you may find the post How To Make Infused Water: 2 Fruit Infused Water Recipes helpful.
I had pineapple chicken, brown rice, and asparagus. This dinner was easy to make and tasted delicious. I cooked the brown rice in chicken broth. I seasoned the asparagus with salt, pepper, garlic powder, tossed it in avocado oil and baked it in the oven on 400 for about 10 minutes.
To prepare the sauce for the chicken:
I put 1 cup of canned pineapple juice into a bowl with 2 teaspoons of honey, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. I mixed all of those ingredients together and I set it aside while I cooked the chicken.
To prepare the chicken:
I cut up 1.15 pounds of chicken tenderloins into bite-sized pieces. I seasoned the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. I then added one egg white and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to the chicken and tossed everything together to combine.
I sauteed the chicken on medium-high until it was golden brown. I then removed all of the chicken from the pan and added the sauce to the pan. I let the sauce cook for about 2 minutes until it thickened up. I then added the chicken back in and let it cook for about one more minute in the sauce. I then removed it from the heat.
A little while after dinner I wanted something sweet so I decided to have 2 English Toffee Crunch ice cream bars.
Eating healthy does not have to be difficult, stressful, or take a lot of time. I hope this post gave you some ideas on how you can eat healthy with ease and enjoy good food at the same time.
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