Staying Healthy Each Week (& My Grocery List)

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4 weeks ago

Ph. by Lucy Williams

As promised, I am here to share a bevy of weekly meals I have been making that have led me to feel so good lately! I reached this point in my life a while back where I felt a shift in thinking and an urge to be more mindful about my self-care in all areas. I felt inspired to be more thoughtful about what I jot down on our grocery list and the meals I plan for, and it’s made such a huge difference.

For starters I feel more clear minded, happy, energized, and have lost 6lbs (mainly holiday and vacation water weight, tbh). Once you get into a good habit and see those positive results, it’s so rewarding and encouraging to keep it up. I’ve learned that the more you experiment in the kitchen, the more creative you get with ingredients and trying new things on your own.

If you have any weekly meals, healthy hacks, or anything at all you swear by, I would love to hear about it in the comments below. So, let’s start with a few things I always have on hand (either from Amazon or Whole Foods if they have it)…

Always on hand

Coconut Vanilla Collagen Fuel Protein Mix –this is my favorite and I realized the slight flavor is key in a few favorite smoothies. I keep it stored in my fridge!

Raspberry Lemon | Nature’s Calm – Sophie introduced me to this as an evening ritual and we love it. It basically balances out your magnesium levels which usually run low. It’s a natural relaxer and helps me sleep more soundly. I just mix 1 tablespoon with hot water a little before getting ready for bed.

The Nue Co. All Natural Skin Food Prebiotic – I just got this stuff for my smoothies after see lots of great reviews and some research. I will report back once I notice results. 🙂

Vacu Vin Wine Saver – Lifesaver. Matt has been in busy season since we got back from Sydney, so I feel guilty opening a bottle of red wine when he’s unable to share it with me. Sophie told me about this wine vacuum stopper and it totally works. I am super particular about red wine the day after and the following. This thing is brilliant, the wine stays just as good as when you first pop it open.

Seasonings and cooking oils! Sea salt, pepper, cayenne, ‘everything but the bagel’ from TJ, cinnamon, vanilla extract, herbs de Provence. Olive oil, red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, balsamic, vegetable oil, sesame oil, coconut aminos (healthy sub for soy sauce and I am obsessed, it’s even better).

 

Grocery List (as of late)

—kale
—arugula
—spinach
—mint
—chopped walnuts
—bananas
—lemons
—watermelon
—limes
—avocado
—pitted dates (natural sweetener for my smoothies)
—onion
—garlic
—leek (so good chopped with roasted veggies)
—broccoli
—celery
—carrots
—asparagus

—chicken breast of a fish filet (salmon or halibut)
—eggs
—Califia unsweetened almond milk (3-4 jugs #smoothiequeen)
—hummus
—Justin’s almond butter (fave)
—quinoa and/or brown rice
—chicken bone broth (to cook quinoa for more flavor)
—canned chopped tomatoes
—canned garbanzo beans
—frozen wild blueberries
—frozen riced cauliflower
—frozen spinach
—matcha powder (I like the brand Sun Food at Whole Foods)

{ early in the day options }

Celery juice (which I have been picking up from the Juice Shop… I split 1 bottle into 2 days), which by the way… total trend right now, but for good reason. It detoxifies and helps digest!

Blueberry almond smoothie (for breakfast or after workouts) and the other smoothies I have been making in this post, too.

Eggs and avocado with ‘everything but the bagel’ seasoning from Trader Joes and hot sauce.

Probiotic vitamins once I eat! I heard great things about these ones and have been using them for a month now and they totally help.

{ midday snacks/pick-me-ups }

Matcha banana smoothie for an energy boost (1 banana, 1 scoop matcha powder, 1 chopped date, 1 cup almond milk, 4 ice cubes)

Matcha latte (1 cup almond milk, 1 scoop matcha, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1/4 tablespoon of vanilla extract)

Tumeric latte (1 cup almond milk, 1 scoop turmeric, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, a tiny pinch of pepper, and a dash of cinnamon)

Carrots and hummus.

Chopped walnuts.

Apple slices with almond butter.

Watermelon chunks blended with ice cubes (still an obsession).

{ lunch and dinner options }

Arugula salad with roasted chickpeas (rinse and dry and drizzle olive oil with salt and pepper and cook 30 min on 400º), avocado, and dressing (2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 3 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper to taste). This is my favorite! Also, I can’t stop roasting chickpeas so they are crunchy as a snack… so delicious.

Roasted broccoli and homemade pasta sauce (sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent, add salt, pepper and dried basil, and then pour in canned chopped tomatoes. Let them cook together for 10 minutes and then blend together).

Quinoa with avocado, arugula, chicken, and Italian dressing drizzled on top.

Quinoa with roasted broccoli, asparagus, onion, avocado, chicken and coconut aminos drizzled on top (SO good).

Grilled or pan seared fish with veggies or side salad.

Roasted cauliflower and chickpeas (Sophie’s recipe I love).

& of course some vino.

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Comments

I love this!! Always fun to see new recipes and ideas for boasting health amd happiness. I like that most of your ideas are really simple and straightforward and are not intimidating. Thank you for taking the time to share this!

Yes! I love the simple unintimidating recipes myself!

Happy it helped in some way. 🙂

This is so helpful, thank you! Looking forward to adding several things listed on my grocery list as well!

I am glad! It’s been so fun to learn some quick and healthy meals. I have noticed such a difference which is also encouraging to keep it up 🙂

You’ve got to try Gaby’s (whatsgabycooking) Smoky Chipotle Chicken Chili – so delicious and healthy!

That sounds amazing! Adding to my grocery list for this weekend. Thanks, friend!

you make a health kick look SO lovely and effortless- of course! thank you for sharing (even after my fridge rant lol) My favorite tip is the breakfast salad- I swear by it! I roast a sheet pan of whatever veggies I have on hand ever Sunday, usually some combo of sweet potato, mushrooms, peppers, cauliflower, etc then I eat then over kale with chicken sausage and avocado! I like a warm breakfast (the morning smoothie doesn’t do it for me!) but this way I’m getting in all my greens, protein and healthy fat first thing. Best way to start the day! xx

Haha– thanks, lady! Thank you for the recipe idea, sounds so good!

Can’t tell you how happy I am to see this – sometimes you just need a compilation of good, clean foods from someone whose taste and opinion you trust – thanks, lady!

Of course! I totally agree. I love picking up new healthy tips and hacks… 🙂 happy monday! x