What I Ate: Healthy on the Go

I know it can be hard to make healthy food choices. I also know that busy schedules and lack of time make it even harder. Believe me- the last thing I want to do when I get home at 10 pm is prepare breakfast, lunch, & dinner for the next day. But, guess what? I've been doing it! & I know you can too! That extra bit of time at the end of the day is SO worth it. I know I wouldn't have the stamina to make it through such a long & active day if I didn't fuel my body with all of the good things it needs.

Here are some random snapshots of my healthy to-go food recently, to give you guys some ideas of "what to pack". Let me know if this is helpful~ If so, I would be happy to do more of these posts & turn it into a "What I Ate" series! :)

Breakfast: (that I ate in the car; I know...): Two Italian Style Omelet Muffins with hot sauce & some pre-cut organic fruit from Costco

Lunch: Ham slices, broccoli, snap peas, & carrots (Costco veggie tray), & a sliced Pink Lady apple with homemade almond butter.
Snacks: Blueberry Muffin Larabar, TJ's Organic Beef Jerky
Dinner: Kale salad with tri-tip, red peppers, & avocado

Fall Festivities & Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I love my time away from school, work, and stress when I can relax & enjoy some time with my favorite guy.... my boyfriend!

We always spend quality time together on the weekends; and with the holiday season just beginning, there's lots of fun things out there on our "to-do" list!

Nothing better than making memories (& food) with your special someone, and enjoying every minute of it. :)

This weekend's adventure was the pumpkin patch. Neither one of us is a huge fan of Halloween, but it's our first together- so we wanted to do something festive and fun. I think it's so important to take the time to continue family traditions, & create some new ones too!

Cauliflower Biscuits with Bacon & Jalapeño {Paleo}

I love experimenting with cauliflower, so when I stumbled across this recipe from Delighted Momma's blog I had to try it out. The flavor was awesome, & I loved her recipe (I seriously ate almost an entire batch!). However, I had a little trouble with the biscuits sticking to the muffin tin, no matter how much coconut oil spray I used, so I decided to revise it. I added in some spices & "extras" to jazz them up, plus devised a plan to ax the muffin tin (with the help of my mom!).

I have now made these biscuits countless times, for many different people; all have loved them! They almost never make it to leftovers. They are so easy & bake right on a cookie sheet- no more muffin tin mess! :)

Tucker's Top Picks

For those of you who don't know, I have a confession.....
I am a mom.
........to a 5-year-old Beagle, named Tucker :)

Quick Huevos Rancheros {Paleo}

On weekday mornings, I don't have a ton of time for breakfast (I'm pretty sure no one does).

No matter how great my intentions are-- as far as waking up early & giving myself time to ease into my morning & cook a nice breakfast... it just doesn't happen. I hit 'snooze' one too many times, my hair doesn't cooperate, I change my outfit, Tucker doesn't want to get out of bed, etc.

This recipe takes about 3 minutes to prepare... meaning no matter how short on time, I can still whip this up & start off my day with an awesome breakfast. Plus, it tastes just as great on the weekend when you actually do have time! :)

I love having eggs for breakfast, but I know they can get boring. This is one way I dress up my eggs, while getting in some extra veggies & healthy fats. I call it "huevos rancheros" because I'm not sure what else to call it... All I know is that it's quick, filling, & tastes delicious! & It has salsa and avocado-- which means Mexican, right?!

Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Cookies (Paleo)

Everyone loves a chocolate chip cookie. Unfortunately... chocolate chip cookies won't always love you back! (but these ones will) ;)