The every day school hustle has started up again and I’m so excited to get this last semester done! With such a weird schedule and constantly being on the go, it gets difficult to stick to a healthy diet. I like meals that don’t require a lot of effort and are still healthy. I put together a list of some simple things that I eat and drink every day that might help someone else who’s always busy.
*DISCLAIMER: I can’t cook. My amazing boyfriend makes pretty much all of my food. I’m already failing as a blogger but the way I see it, I’m changing the standard!*
Throughout the day, I try to drink as much water as possible. I aim for a gallon a day, but realistically, I only drink about half of a gallon.
I start every morning with a cup of coffee, obviously. I’m currently loving Dunkin Donuts french vanilla coffee grounds that I brew in my Keurig and I add So Delicious coconut milk coffee creamer. It’s a great alternative to those sugary dairy creamers.
I eat avocado toast just about every single morning unless I have Kodiak Protein Pancakes (which I can cook). The avocado toast is really simple. You can use whatever bread you like, but I prefer the brand Daves Killer Bread because it’s all natural. I top it with avocado, an egg cooked in coconut oil (for some protein), salt, pepper, and chia seeds.
Sometimes, I’ll add Sriracha or another hot sauce to keep it from getting boring. I also like to have some kind of fruit in morning.
I make a protein shake as soon as I get home from the gym. I’ve read that you should drink protein within 30 minutes of finishing your workout for muscle recovery benefits.
My go-to post workout shake:
-A handful of blueberries
-A handful of strawberries
-1 cup of coconut milk
-1 scoop of Orgain protein powder
-1 tablespoon of chia seeds
(TJ Maxx sells packs of six stainless steel straws for $4.)
Lunch is usually my biggest meal of the day because it’s after my workout and before I go to class for the night.
I eat chicken almost every day, so I’ll usually just change the spices I use so I don’t get sick of it. The chicken is just cooked in olive oil and whatever spices. Right now, I love using rosemary. As a side, I’ll have sweet potatoes baked in olive oil, salt, pepper, a little bit of rosemary, and a couple of different fruits or vegetables. You can also make this in large amounts to keep in the fridge to eat throughout the week for when you’re on the go.
I always snack throughout the day because I’m someone who goes from being perfectly fine to full blown hangry with no in-between, so it’s important that I snack between meals. My faves are Boom Chicka Pop kettle corn (not the best for you but also not the worst), carrots, tangerines, and dried mango.
I’m in class every night until 10PM so I need to bring something that I can keep in my car and eat on my break.
I looooooove pasta, so I did my best to make it healthy. I’ve been bringing this pasta salad to class lately to eat on my break and it stays cold if I keep it in a lunch box with an ice pack. I use whole wheat pasta and mix in olive oil, salt, pepper, cherry tomatoes, and basil after boiling the noodles.
There’s endless meal prep recipes on Pinterest but they usually take a long time to prepare so I thought I’d share what I usually eat in a day that can all be made in under 20 minutes.
Thanks for reading!