Do you like the idea of eating healthy but think it won’t taste very good? Do you think it will get boring? Eating “clean” can be really delicious. It definitely does not have to be boring. For the last 4 months my diet has been basically the same dozen foods, every day. I still discover new ways to prepare my meals to create new textures and flavors. Here is the really crazy part the more I eat, the leaner I get. I eat between 1350 and 1830 calories (varies by activity level) a day right now. Previously, I was one of those that tried to control my weight by limiting calories. Now, there are days when I eat double what I was eating this past winter.
Did you ever wonder how people stick to a meal plan for any length of time? People ask me about it pretty often so I decided to share what a couple days of eating the same basic foods looks like. Believe me it does not have to look the same every day.
My first meal of the day always includes eggs/ egg whites, green veggie (spinach) and avocado. I cook the eggs in a little coconut oil. It is amazing how many ways there are to combine these few ingredients. Sometimes I just mix it all together, other times I make the like a wrap for my spinach filling and other times I do my eggs by themselves and spinach on the side. One day, I tossed the egg whites in the mixer and whipped them up and then gently stirred in the yolks. I poured this over spinach into a cake pan and baked at 350 until the top was browned and the eggs seemed to have firmed up. I also drink a glass of cyto greens with breakfast.
Getting my heavy workout finished midday works best for me. Prior to this workout I eat oatmeal, protein and berries. Sometimes I combine these 3 ingredients to make faux pancakes. Once again there is a little coconut oil.
Another way to prepare it is in muffin tins or a small bread pan (I add a bit of baking powder). I bake it at 375 for 10-15 minutes. I smashed the berries up a bit on top. It is just as good without the berries if you prefer to have them on the side.
I have also put this combination into the waffle iron (Did you know you can make eggs in the waffle iron, too?)
These are just a couple examples on how you can be creative with just a few ingredients. Preparing healthy meals does not have to be complicated or require a lot of hard to find, expensive ingredients. Be creative. Play with your food. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be bland or boring.