Salads were one of my main food groups.
Oh how I miss them!
After the cleanse is over, I’m really thinking about going raw for a month. Nothing cooked, all natural :)
Maybe I’ll even make my own salad dressings!
Oh the wonderfully delicious possibilities.
Munching on some healthy celery and low-fat yogurt ranch dressing, while cutting up more veggies for my home - made lunches for the rest of the week!
This college girl is on a tight budget. Can’t afford to eat out every day so i have to plan my healthy meals and snacks WAY in advanced.
Saving money and guaranteed to know every single healthy ingredient that goes into my food!
Try making your meals at home for just a week. I bet you’ll save a LOT of money.
Chopping up my fresh veggies for my raw veggie wraps for the rest of this week’s lunches!
Check back for my recipe :)
Now THIS is my kind of pizza. Heavy on the Avocado and veggies!
Growing up being the ONLY picky girl at parties to order only plain cheese pizza, it’s such a beautiful pat-on-the-back for me to now like a LOT of veggies on my pizza. My favorite kind is the pizza I make at home with my Boyfriend Bryan- with cauliflower dough. It’s 100% vegetarian and 100% delicious.
Avocado addict and proud!
5 minute Tropical Fruit Salad!
Guys, this is one of my easiest most delicious fruity salad you’ll ever taste. This is is how fast food SHOULD look! It doesn’t get any faster then a 5 minute meal, and honestly if you pre-chop your fruit- it will only take 2 minutes to throw together!
What’s in it:
- Apple slices
- Fresh avocado
- Cutie tangerines
- Organic garlic croutons (a huge bag on sale at Sprouts for $1.99 yay!!)
- Red lettuce
- Organic romaine lettuce
- Balsamic dressing
This is a perfect salad to throw in a tupper ware container and take with you to college or work! It’s save you extra money that you’d probably spend on something unhealthy anyway. Not to mention it’s absolutely delicious. Definitely one of my go to salads in a healthy hurry.
Back to school Sandwich Ideas!!
Make your food before you leave, and save money, time and probably a LOT of calorie’s you’d end up eating if you ate out.
Click Here to see my absolute favorite VEGETARIAN sandwiches.
Plan out your lunches and snacks for the whole week at once.
Every Sunday, sit down and write a list of everything you’re going to need to make food for the week.
Take you list to the store, buy everything at once.
TRUST me, the less time you spend on thinking about what you’re going to eat- the more time you’ll spend focusing on your classes.
A full stomach + an energized mind + focus in class = Good Grades.
Wraps are a fabulous substitute for sandwiches!
A significant amount of calories are cut because a tortilla is substituted for two slices of bread. If you’re careful with the ingredients, you can cut 1/2 the calories out of a regular lunch.
So fast, so easy, and tastes good cold! This is a great lunch idea to bring with you to college or work :)
This Italian style lunch began with and INCREDIBLE tomato pesto I found at the farmers market last weekend.
A precious little old Italian man had his own booth set up, and I spent a good 20 mins talking to him about all the natural ingredients in his various flavors of pestos.
After trying 2 (more like 7) different flavors on his sample french bread slices, I fell passionately in love with his fresh tomato basil pesto. I couldn’t wait to get home to slap some of it on a sandwich!
Thus, the creation of this Italian style San Diego lunch :)
I loved it cold, with a bowl of my delicious tomato-basil soup. (See my tomato basil soup post for the recipe)
Perfect lunch to perk up a gloomy day!
This delicious mouthful of healthy Fitspiration will absolutely take your breath away. I brought this baby to a party this weekend and all my friends LOVED it!
It’s easy, healthy and BEAUTIFUL (if I do say so myself… and I do!)
Did I mention it was cheap too? My fridge is almost always filled with fruit (since I make fruit smoothies every morning), so I used all the left-over fruits I had in there, and created this flowerful beauty!
My boyfriend brought in some lovely flowers from my front garden, so I threw those in for some extra color too.
I really love that this is such an impressive looking salad that took such little effort to throw together for a party. Keep it in mind for your next hang out!
Ps Oh my gosh you guys, aren’t my food-ography pictures getting so much better??!? I’ve been practicing with different lightning techniques with my camera and it’s been making SUCH a big difference.
I’m calling this beauty “classy cornbread” because of the adorable pink flowers I tossed in. My boyfriend Bryan picked them for me, I just couldn’t resist :)
Plus, I’m really into food-ography lately so it was perfect!
Seriously, so delicious! Bryan and I made cornbread for my best friend and I’s “Southern Style Hangout” yesterday. It was a big hit, and an awesome snack.
- Fresh sliced red grapes
- Feta Cheese
- Sliced Almonds
- Spinach Leaves
- Red Cabbage
- Black Pepper
- Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing
I’ve got to admit this is one of my favorite salads yet!
Perfect for a hot day, light and refreshing
In a hurry? Need something quick but still want to stay healthy?
This 5 minute vegetarian panini is GREAT because you can pre-prepare 3 different kinds at the beginning of the week, and after a few minutes on a panini maker; they’re ready to eat!
If you pre-prepare all the ingredients you want on your panini, and keep them individually ready-to-eat in your fridge- it makes for a quick and healthy meal on the go.
I made this panini last night in less then 5 minutes and it took me 2 minutes to heat it up today on my pink panini maker. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think sandwiches get any faster then that.
- Provolone cheese
- Avocado slices
- Sauteed red bell peppers
- cayenne pepper
- Sour Dough bread
Fast, easy, and delicious; a perfect combination for anyone with a busy schedule!
Pre-packing your lunch not only saves you time, it also saves money!
When you pre-pack your lunch, you get to choose healthy foods instead of junk food.
Pack your own lunch!