Healthy Habits: Wholesome Food I’m Loving

We’ve been making some healthy food choices this month and I am so excited to share them with you. Once again my two rules for wholesome eating:

1) No packaged food items that contain more than 5 ingredients.
2) No packaged food items in which I do not recognize an ingredient.

Try them and let me know what you think! And if you have any of your own, please share!

  • Breakfast: Bananas with Almond Butter
    Okay, so this Trader Joe’s almond butter is pretty expensive ($7.99… way more pricey than it’s PB counterpart, ringing in at $2.99). It took a while for me to cave and buy it, but I’m so glad I did. I don’t think I’ll be buying it all the time, but it’s a great treat every now and then. It’s much easier for me to get all my ‘almond’ nutrients in this way. I’ll grab a banana for breakfast and slather a spoonful of almond butter onto every bite. So good. (Ingredients: almonds, salt, <1% cashews)

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  • Snack: Homemade Guacamole with TJ’s Salsa Autentica & Avocados
    Okay, so first off, I know this is a cheater way to make guacamole (mixing avocados & salsa), but it’s quick and very yummy. AND I need to rave about Trader Joe’s Salsa Autentica for a minute (I swear I don’t work for them). The only ingredients in the salsa are: tomatoes, fresh yellow chile, distilled vinegar (from corn), salt, onion. It meets my two rules!
    -1. I recognize every ingredient on the label.
    -2. There are 5 or less ingredients!
    Not to mention, it’s absolutely delicious.

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  • Dinner Side: Sweet Potatoes mixed with corn & black beans
    I never know what to do with my sweet potatoes (even though I ALWAYS buy them because they’re cheap and jam-packed with nutrients). This is a great way to incorporate them into your savory meals: roast them in the oven and mix them with corn, black beans & cilantro. It’s the perfect side to any Mexican dish. You can even add them to your tacos 🙂

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  • Dessert: Choco-Banana-Peanut Butter Ice Cream
    I am so in love with this dessert. I couldn’t think of a healthier dessert, honestly. We just threw frozen bananas, peanut butter, unsweetened coco powder, raisons, & a some chocolate chips (my own addition) into a blender and VOILA. ICE CREAM.

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Here’s my version. A bunch of different recipes of ‘banana ice cream’ variations can be found here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/14/blended-frozen-banana-recipes_n_7058748.html

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