I have often heard people say, “If you eat healthy foods, you’ll feel better than if you eat unhealthy foods.” Usually when that line comes tumbling out of their mouth, I put on my skeptical face and think, “I don’t buy it. I’m usually pretty happy after eating a big ol’ helping of French fries.” That was until I ODed on junk food.
When Stephen and I were in Texas for two weeks in November, we spent almost all of our time at the hospital visiting his brother since that was the purpose of our visit. Great for spending time together, not great for healthy eating. Every day we had fast food breakfast. (Whataburger, Sonic, McDonald’s, oh my!) Many meals were hospital food, which was sometimes healthy but not always. By the end of it, we were both talking about how we were looking forward to cooking our meals.
Since then, we’ve been making the extra effort to eat healthy. And I hate to admit it, but I really do feel better when I eat healthy. (It’s okay, you can put on your skeptical face and roll your eyes.)Here are a few of our recent eats that have been particularly good tasting and made me feel good, too:
Yeah, I came up with that name. All of our smoothies have ice cubes, almond milk, fat-free plain yogurt, a half of a banana and a squirt of honey. This guy has all that plus pineapple, mango, blueberries, and apple.
Stephen and I had so much fun mixing up the veggies and putting them on the skewers. (His kabobs also had pork on them & I ate mine with brown rice.) Just looking at these things makes me feel healthy!
Crock pot lasagna
I saw Jenna from Eat, Live, Run tweet this recipe the other day, and I had to make it. Maybe it’s not as healthy as the smoothie or kabobs, but it is packed full of spinach and tomato sauce. That’s healthy, right? Bonus points for being easy and tasty!
All these foods were easy, tasted good, were mostly healthy, and they actually made me feel good. Who knew!
Do you feel better when you eat better or do you think that’s a load of bologna? Anything yummy and healthy you’ve had lately that I can make, too?*