Pinterest is the WORST when it comes to figuring out what in the world daily healthy eating ACTUALLY looks like. Have you ever noticed that? A quick search for “Healthy Dinner Recipes” reveals detailed posts, food that is photographed just right (def not taken with a cell phone), garnished with fancy whatever, and laid out on a plate just so.

If my food is being rated with that criteria then I’m coming in at a strong 1 out of a perfect 10.

[enter reality]

Just stop with all of that. Yes, obviously, we all need recipes but the health & fitness industry and social media already holds us (especially woman) to a very high standard! So you don’t need to  make your meals complicated! That’s advanced level. I live my life at a busy-mom-super-lazy-I-hate-cooking level. Are you with me?

I’m totally not knocking the people that enjoy that/are good at that/love doing that. In fact, I’m a little envious because if my meals looked like your meals then maybe my kids would actually eat it.

Day on a Plate: What Does a Day of Healthy Eating Actually Look Like?

Each week I’ll be posting about REAL MEALS, made by me, that I eat on a regular basis. Hopefully, this will help you realize that the work you do in the kitchen doesn’t need to be fancy or complicated because, well, life. And don’t get me wrong, taste is my first priority so just because I’m eating healthy food doesn’t mean I’m choking down raw kale with iced apple cider vinegar. *gag* (later I’ll show you my trick to drinking that stuff without hating yourself afterwards.)

Anyway, here are a few Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner pictures from over the past week. All taken with my iPhone. All very easy. They’re Paleo and Whole30 compliant.

Note: I am guilty of consuming more fruit than I should so don’t argue with me over that. You will not win. I love fruit! 😉

Breakfast: Hard boiled egg, cantaloupe and Lindsay Naturals black olives.

Lunch: Vegetable soup, Keto muffin made from coconut flour and black coffee!

Snack: Fruit smoothie freezer pop (frozen mixed berries, lemon juice, coconut milk)

Dinner: Cauliflower rice, paprika chicken and cilantro/avocado sauce!

So there you have it! None of these meals were complicated or over thought yet VERY nutritious and tasty. They give me a nice variety of healthy fats, greens, vegetables, fruits and organic meat. Over time, I’ll begin to post recipes but for the purpose of this post, you now have a visual of real food, in real life. ♥

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Jordan

As someone who struggles with thyroid disease, emotional and mental health, Jordan knows that a healthy lifestyle is forever a work in progress but completely crucial to her well being. She is eager to share her experiences in order to help you navigate the health, fitness and food industry and guide you toward success through healthy habits. Her goal is for you to enjoy wellness from the inside out! ♥

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I love how real this is! It all looks delicious and can’t wait for the recipes.