Summer is here ladies so there’s no better time than now to keep that eating on point. I’ve had lots of requests for diet and exercise posts lately so i’m going to start incorporating more of those for you girls. Today i’m sharing all kinds of Honeybee Health snippets of my grocery cart check ins, at home lunches and how I order when i’m out to eat. So here we go….
First things first, my Grocery Cart Check In’s…..
Being the one who does the grocery shopping in our household I feel like I am responsible for what we end up eating. If I bring home junk…we eat junk. I should share a snap of the stuff my husband brings home on the rare occasion that he runs to the grocery store for us. It’s safe to say his grocery cart check-in looks much different than mine. 🙂
I try to fill the majority of my cart with fruits, veggies and lean proteins. The items you see in the next couple pics are pretty much weekly staples in our household. These turkey burgers have been a go to mine for years. I love that there only a package of four so they don’t go to waste. I grill them up at the beginning of the week to have on hand for healthy and quick lunches.
Fruits and Veggies please!
Berries, peppers and cucumbers are always a hit with my kids so those are a no brainer each week. Pre cut brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes are always in my cart for my weekly prep. I was thinking about putting together a more in depth post on my “weekly meal prep” for you girls so let me know if you’re interested in seeing that. I can go into more detail on what I make and any questions you have feel free to leave bellow and I will try to answer them for you!
We are on the go go go (as I am sure many of you are as well) so there are no “made from scratch” breakfast’s around here on the weekdays. I still try to keep it healthy for the kids with these pre made mini pancakes, sweet potato pancakes and protein waffles. We’ve been eating these for years and the whole family loves them. The protein waffles with a little peanut butter and agave are SOOO good. I also really love those raisin ezekiel muffins that are perfect for grab and go. These are all available at Whole Foods. Greek yogurt is always stocked in our fridge. They have probiotics (healthy bacteria for your gut 😉 are low in sugar and higher in protein than regular yogurt.
Staples from Trader Joes
Lots of fresh veggies for weekly prep and to have on hand for meals. I love these hard boiled eggs that are already cooked and peeled. They’re a great grab and go option for protein in a hurry. My addiction to the riced cauliflower and riced broccoli is real girls! It’s SO easy to make, takes great and is a great option if your looking to cut carbs. If you haven’t tried it yet …get on board!
Okay let’s talk DINING OUT….
Consistency is KEY!
Eating healthy really has to be more of lifestyle if you want to stick to it. Even when i’m out to eat I am always trying to eat healthy and I pick and choose my splurges. Grabbing lunch to take the beach I opted for this uber colorful salad. Nothing like being in bikini to keep those food choices in check. 😉
Out to breakfast with the fem..it.’s an egg white omelette with broccoli, cauliflower, vegan cheese (i’m not vegan but it tastes bomb!) avocado and served with a side of brown rice. This may look bland but it actually takes really good.
I would say 90% of my dining out looks something like this. Big Salads with some sort of lean protein (usually seafood because I don’t make it a ton a home) and pretty much always a glass of wine. I am definitely a believer in treating yourself so I always say pick and choose your splurges. You know it’s funny I always refer back to Bethenny Frankels book I read literally a million years ago and some of her topics have just always stuck with me. She said something along the lines of “you can have everything, just not all at once”. You can have pizza, breadsticks, wine but just not all at once. Pick and choose your splurges. If you have wine trying skipping the bread. If you have pasta opt for a salad to start. It’s all about everything in moderation.
Another dinner out with grilled salmon, veggies, a glass of wine and I usually end up stealing a slice of the kids pizza.
AT HOME Lunches
I am ALLLL about that weekly prep. It seriously helps keep healthy eating at home on track and so much easier. We’re all so busy around here that having healthy options already in the fridge and ready to go is a HUGE help. My home lunches vary week to week depending on what I prepped but here are a couple from last week….
Shredded rotisserie chicken, bell peppers, onions, fresh shaved corn and riced broccoli. Yummy Filling and healthy!
I posted this lunch on my insta stories last week and a lot of you were asking about the meatballs. They’re BBQ chicken quinoa meatballs and I get them from the pre made (behind the counter section) of Whole Foods. I had them with my weekly prepped roasted brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes and riced cauliflower. SO good!
Let’s talk about the SPLURGES…
As mentioned about I am a big believer in TREAT YO’SELF. I tend eat super clean about 80% of the time and then indulge the other 20% of the time. I’m not really into chips or fried food. For me it’s all about cocktails, sweets, killer cheese plates and my weakness for big ol’ soft pretzels. Those are my go to splurges every so often. Whatever your splurge is, definitely still Treat Yo’self in moderation.
Frozen Yogurt is another favorite of mine. Pressed Freeze is made with wholesome and healthy ingredients butttt I cover mine in chocolate sauce and almond butter 😉
and lastly I always make sure I indulge with my little ones. Whether it’s weekend donut shop meet ups or after swim ice cream dates, I feel like it’s super important to indulge with them too.
Okay I hope this was helpful for you girls! Let me know if you’re interested in a more in depth post on my weekly meal prep or any other Honeybee Health topics you’d like to see one here! xo