Eat Your Way To Summa Time Fine!

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Everyone has their own different ideas of what healthy looks like. To some, it will be a super clean diet with hardly any sugar. To others, treats are welcomed, and balance beats clean every single time. Regardless of where you fall on the healthy balance spectrum, you might find yourself getting a little hangry from time to time and indulging in foods that you know you don’t need... I mean really, summer is coming. If you need a little inspo for your meals, take a look at these ideas and never slip up again.



Breakfast

Breakfast is one of the hardest meals to eat, but ::eyeroll:: it’s seriously the most important. When you skip breakfast, you risk binging later. And if you’re trying to be balanced, you need to be able to start off the day right with a decent breakfast. To make sure you get a good balance of protein, fats, and carbohydrates for this meal, some great balanced ideas include:

  • Eggs and avocado on toast
  • Fruit smoothie with protein powder or spinach
  • Peanut butter and banana or apples on toast

Morning Snack

If you always seem to have three meals a day, you might notice that your portion sizes at meal times increase throughout the day. Likewise, as the day goes on, you may even find that your balance starts to slip from relatively healthy to relatively unhealthy. And, you can even find yourself craving to bad snacks later on in the day. Having a morning, balanced snack can help with that. So why not try:

  • Handful of nuts
  • Baked egg muffin
  • Granola bar

Lunch

When lunchtime comes around, we all get hype. It’s like recess for adults, because seriously… adulting is HARD! But, when you make sure you get in your morning snack, you shouldn’t be as hungry as you’ve been in the past. That means that you can enjoy a healthy balanced lunch and still feel full. Like breakfast time, to help boost your energy and give you focus to get through the afternoon, you should focus on a good balance of protein, fats, and carbs. Some lunch ideas to try are:

  • Chicken and veggie wrap (whole grain tortilla or a lettuce wrap)
  • Tuna or chicken salad
  • DIY Cobb salad with small bacon bits and hard boiled egg

Afternoon Snack

Sometimes, that afternoon slump can really mess up an otherwise healthy and balanced day. I often find myself reaching for sweets around that time of day. But, instead of giving in when you’re trying to be good, stay focused (whisper: do you think Bey is eating all these cupcakes?). You know that you need to fuel your body like in this post, so make sure you get in another food boost before you finish for the day and head to the gym. Afternoon, pre-gym snack ideas include:

  • Fruits: Bananas work best because they are portable and are pretty filling
  • Apple with peanut butter
  • Strawberries with Nutella

Dinner

And then we’re left with dinner. If you plan on hitting the gym, you’re going to want to make sure that you get some protein in this meal. Plus, after a busy day, you’re going to need to refuel before you hit the bed and your body starts to heal. If you’re stuck for tasty, balanced, healthy dinner ideas, why not try:

  • One pot chicken pasta (with tomato sauce or an olive oil based lemon sauce)
  • Pesto chicken salad
  • Spaghetti squash boats with veggie or turkey chili

You got this Hungry Homies. Health is wealth.

Stay hungry my friends...

Young Ray

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