On top of the requests about my actual schedule of workouts, I also received a bunch of requests to share a detailed diary of what I eat when I’m trying to be healthy and eat clean. To keep this post from being unnecessarily long, I created a week-long calendar featuring both my workouts and what I eat + when. I usually go out to eat for lunch and dinner a couple times a week/on the weekend, but for the sake of sharing more of what I eat at home I’m just pretending like I’m cooking for myself the entire week in the below calendar!
In addition to the example food and workout diary above, you can find a large selection of recipes I’ve made and loved over the last couple of years below! I tend to be a creature of habit… once I find stuff I like, I make them over and over again! Most of the recipes below adhere to a paleo diet (with the exception of cheese – I LOVE cheese!), as I’ve found I feel and look my best when I don’t eat grains of any kind. A bunch of these I also started making when I was doing Whole30 a couple years ago, so if you’re on Whole30 this month definitely take a look!
HEALTHY RECIPE INDEX & SNACK IDEAS
I try to keep my breakfasts pretty light so my stomach is settled before my workouts, and usually opt for a protein + fruit combo. In addition to what’s featured in the calendar above, below are some other healthy breakfast recipes I’ve tried and make on occasion!
- Overnight Chia Seed Pudding
- Artichoke and Spinach Egg Scramble
- Broccoli Rice Pesto Bowl with Spinach, Avocado and Egg
- Fried Eggs, Chicken Sausage and Sweet Potato Home Fries
- Crustless Quiche
- Paleo + Gluten Free Banana Cinnamon Muffins
- Whole30 + Paleo Sausage Egg Pizza Muffins – make on Sunday night and eat all week!
All of these recipes are tried and true favorites of mine that are pretty easy to make! I’ve made all of these recipes more than once, and make them for both lunch and dinner. All are very filling and flavorful!
- Butternut Squash Noodles with Goat Cheese and Sage
- Zucchini Noodles with Artichoke Hearts, Chicken and Parmesan
- Cauliflower Pasta – basically just roasted cauliflower tossed with marinara
- Chicken Pesto Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Lettuce Wrap Tacos – I’ve made it with ground beef, turkey or mushrooms in place of meat – all three ways are delicious!
- Brussels Sprouts Bowl with Chicken and Parmesan Cheese
- Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice
- Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi (the frozen bag) – I just sauté the gnocchi in a pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil until the gnocchi is pretty browned all over. Top with Trader Joe’s basil marinara and some parm!
- Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa
- Quinoa Veggie Fried Rice
- Macadamia Nut Crusted Chicken
- Roasted Spaghetti Squash
- Whole30 Beef Enchilada Skillet
- Turkey Meatballs over Greens
- Sautéed Kale with Bacon
- Grilled Salmon with Roasted Okra
- Cauliflower Pizza
- Rainbow Detox Salad
- Asian Detox Salad
- Deb’s Kale Salad
- Mixed Autumn Salad – this requires some additional prep work, but very delicious!
- Brussel Sprouts Salad with Bacon – need to reshoot this recipe – sorry for the crappy pics!
- Tomato, Avocado and Hearts of Palm Salad – I usually mix this up with butter lettuce!
- Massaged Kale Salad – use as a side or top it with chicken, artichoke hearts, almonds, etc for a meal! I’d also recommend trying it with goat cheese and butternut squash for a savory, fall/winter flavor!
- Spinach salad with Strawberries, Pecans and Goat Cheese – top with Apple Cider Vinaigrette!
- Shishito Peppers – such a quick and easy side dish!
I really do my best not to snack, and so I generally avoid buying things to snack on. With the exception of fruit, I don’t have anything extra lying around… no popcorn, chips, hummus, or anything. I try to just stick to eating my meals! If I feel a pang of hunger, I’ll usually try to down a La Croix first to make sure I’m not just thirsty. But if you’re a snacker, below are some healthy ideas to keep in your fridge or pantry:
- Frozen grapes
- Veggies and Fage 0% yogurt with ranch mix – my mom made this over Thanksgiving and it was more flavorful than the real ranch dip, and under 100 calories for the whole container of yogurt!
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Sliced turkey
- Low-fat cottage cheese