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Friday, September 20, 2013

Healthy Foods With Recipes!

Due to the recent and unexpected bad weather and my work schedule I will not get the opportunity to make a new tutorial until next weekend. I use natural lighting and lately there has not been much since days are getting dark so much faster. So, in the meantime I want to share with you some delicious new recipes I have been trying and absolutely LOVE!

The last 5 months I have been living a healthy lifestyle by eating mostly unprocessed foods and exercising regularly. My body totally agrees with me on this new lifestyle. I used to eat a lot of junk food and cheap processed meals I can easily find in the frozen section since it was quick and easy, and I did not have to spend so much time preparing my meals.

Although I do not have any weight issues, I wanted to tone up so eating healthy has given my body more energy to exercise and as a result I have lost almost 10 pounds without really trying. I wanted to share some delicious healthy meals I have made over the last couple of months. Remember, you have to nourish your body the right way by moving away from processed foods to unprocessed foods because a healthy diet is vital, and of course exercise! Mainly it is all about portions and control to keep the weight off for good, but DO NOT starve yourself because the results would only be temporary in that case.

I also want to mention that I looove cooking and trying new recipes! If I had more time to cook I would cook all day everyday, but since I work I prep my meals on my days off.

Here are some delicious recipes I found on Pinterest that inspired me, of course I substituted some ingredients and made my meals the way I preferred so I did not follow the recipes step by step, but these are the basic recipes if you like what you see. :)

Shrimp, chicken, and avocado salad. So filling and packed with protein. Recipe found here.

Chopped Thai chicken salad. Crunchy, fresh and delicious! Takes on a whole new meaning of the word 'salad.'

Hot naked spaghetti. I added my own homemade tomato sauce on top with a bit of Parmesan cheese.

This makes for a very wonderful side dish; baked seasoned asparagus with mozzarella cheese. Seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and olive oil. Whatever season you like, really.

Orange chicken and veggies with a side of white rice. You can opt for a healthier choice which is brown rice, but I like my white rice.

Beef teriyaki with a side of steamed broccoli and white rice.

Chicken teriyaki with a side of steamed broccoli and quinoa. First time trying quinoa and I loved it!

Sushiiiiiii! I was craving sushi so bad one day and luckily I found an amazing recipe and made some California rolls with eel sauce, which the sauce is not healthy but it's an exception. I am addicted to sushi to say the least. ;)

Lemon, garlic, cilantro honey salmon with baked red potatoes and steamed broccoli and green beans. The other dish was with zucchini.

Mango salsa tilapia with a side of zucchini fries. The recipe says to grill, but I baked the tilapia instead.

Of course you have to have your sweet treats from time to time. Fruit salads are the way to go, oh and chocolate. You cannot forget chocolate. Remember, portions is key!

Strawberries, bananas and pineapple fruit salad.

Chocolate covered strawberries! Yummmmm!

Eating healthy is a lifestyle change and once you have done it for awhile you do not find yourself craving bad foods as often, well at least in my experience. I am not in any way a health expert, I only do research online and this has been my personal experience that has worked for me. It is okay to treat yourself from time to time because your body deserves it. Since I cut out a lot of unprocessed foods (not all) I am more aware of what I am putting into my body which gives me a huge sense of control and accomplishment. All and all, it can be expensive, but I would rather spend more of my money on healthy foods than to spend it on future doctor visits because of health issues. If you take care of your body, your body will love you back.

Until next time, lovelies! :)

35 wonderful thoughts:

  1. Everything looks amazing, loving your blog post. You should check out blog

  2. thank you for the lovely comment my dear

    hug from germany

  3. Hot naked spaghetti is one of my favourite recipes that I've found on Pinterest - so simple but so delicious! It looks like you've found some wonderful new recipes to try, it's great to hear that you're living clean and enjoying it so much :)

  4. Looks absolutely amazing, I want to try the chicken shrimp and avocado salad!x

  5. Wow delicious post!!!
    Have a nice sunday! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  6. I altered my diet and soon after I lost about 10 pounds. Just switching foods you like for a healthier option and balancing the 'bad' stuff is easier and better for you. The sushi looks so good!

  7. Mhhhm you've made me hungry now! I don't like avocado so i'll have to skip a few of these but still i'm sure others will love them xx


  8. Thank you so much for sharing these easy healthy food recipe :)
    Indeed this is very helpful for me because i want to start eating healthy tomorrow! I don't have any problem like you with my weight, I only weigh 45 lbs & i'm not really chubby or anything like that. I'm between skinny & slender lol i dunno if that make sense but hopefully you can imagine my figure :D
    Anyway, my reason is like you i want to be simply healthy and to tone my body because although i'm not chubby but my tummy is bloated :( Because i ate alot of junk & process foods... *sigh* Plus i'm only 23 year's old but my body is always weak! And i get easily sick. I've been neglecting my body because i always have this "that i'm still young so whatever~" kind of mentality when it come's to food and now i regret. Anyway, sorry for the long comment :P
    Again, Thank you so much for such an inspiring,informative & helpful blog post!


  9. Oh my goodness, this all looks delicious! (As I have a huge bowl of avocado and tomato salad in front of me). I love eating clean, it has become a lifestyle in my home and it was bit difficult at first because we are surrounded by temptation but it's fun finding tasty recipes that are actually healthy for you. Thanks for sharing!

  10. susshiiii <3 i havent tried eel sauce! is it good? must check that out

  11. Ahh nom nom nom such a yummy food, I love sushi <333

  12. Thanks for your comment!
    I followed you. Would be great if you follow me too :)

  13. Oh gosh, i really need to try sushi!


  14. Lovely!!

  15. nom nom..!! love all of the food <3 totally love sushi <3
    following your blog now =) hope you followed mine

  16. omg, I had to speed scroll through those pictures cause they look AMAZING! I just ate, but your pics made me hungry now... :(


  17. excelent post, every pic looks great!!! love the salmon :)
    and your hair on the profile pics ate amaizing, how do you do???

  18. Wow~super wonderful recipes that seem to be very easy to do!!

    Lauren at adorn la femme

  19. Acabo de descubrir tu blog y me ha gustado mucho, tiene mucha personalidad.
    Te invito a pasar por el mio y si te gusta nos seguimos via blogger, un beso :)

  20. how cute! shall we follow by facebook and bloglovin?

  21. Oh gosh! I am absolutely craving for every food you had. !! :) They all look so good and most importantly delicious. I need to switch to living a healthy lifestyle by eating healthily and also exercising.

  22. looks amazing!! would you like to follow each other with GFC and Bloglovin?just let me know.

  23. So inviting!!! Delicious post!!
    What about following each other with gfc, bloglovin and facebook?
    Chic With The Least
    Also on Facebook and on Bloglovin’

  24. Hi, nice blog, everything looks delicious.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice comment.
    You have new follower by GFC, Bloglovin and Facebook, I follow you with my personal profile (Yasmin Ruiz Medina).
    I invite you to follow my blog to stay in touch.

  25. This is seriously awesome recipe ideas! Thanks so much for sharing these!

    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

  26. lovely!!!

  27. that all looks so amazing and must have tasted great too. must go try some of these recipes. thanks so much for sharing them and also thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment! now following! xx. gigi.

  28. Hello dear,
    would you like to follow each other's blogs on facebook and bloglovin? Btw, love your blog's design, so chic!

    Best wishes,

  29. Love your blog<3

  30. looks delicious! ^_^

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  31. I've been trying so hard to get back into healthier lifestyle. These recipes look amazing (especially the sushi -- California Rolls are my favorite!) and I will definitely be trying some of these in the near future. Thanks for sharing!! :)


  32. these all look so mouth watering!!


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