Happy Monday everyone! Today is the first day of July. I always love the first day of the month, because it is a fresh start.
Speaking of fresh, I’ve decided to take the month of July to really focus on eating clean. I’m intrigued by this idea, because I think it’s a lifestyle that can be enjoyable and of course really good for your body and overall health. I have a lot going on these days with work, school and volunteering at a hospital. I’m really trying to focus on getting enough sleep and also eating well to prevent stress.
I’m still learning what it means to eat clean. If you’re interested in learning more as well, this blog post can give you a general idea: http://www.blogilates.com/nutrition-2/how-to-start-eating-clean.
For the month of July, I’m going to really attempt to make every meal (or as many as possible) “clean”. I’ll be blogging about it, and Instagramming about it. I’m going to use the hashtag “CleanJuly” so you can check that to see all my photos. If you are also a clean eater (or striving to be) please feel free to add to the hashtag! I would love to see your photos and feel inspired.
One note – I am not giving up on dessert. No way! I love it too much. I’ll be cutting back for July, but I believe a truly healthy diet contains some delicious items in moderation. So there will for sure be more indulgent treats on this blog in the future.
To start things off, I prepared a fresh simple salad. One of the biggest challenges for me is fitting vegetables in my diet. This salad is SO GOOD and refreshing – I know it will be a staple in my summer lunches and dinners.
It is so simple I don’t even think I need to write out an official recipe. I used cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, and feta cheese. (You could use dill if you prefer.) I tossed it with olive oil, white vinegar, salt and pepper. So good!!!
This salad is based off a video I saw on YouTube with some healthy snack ideas. You can view it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbNenxW5qhk.
I’m feeling really excited for this journey! I have one question for you: What is your favorite healthy breakfast on-the-go?
Many days I leave so early I have to eat breakfast in the car, and it’s hard to think of options besides protein bars.
Have a great week!!