I’ve finally finished moving and am currently in the process of getting settled into Charleston – so things have been a little hectic! In terms of meals, I’ve really just been winging it.
Busy happens. But I try to stay focused and really get back to basics when things get a little crazy. I’m not perfect and my diet is certainly not perfect – no matter how much of a health nut I am. Every person has a different lifestyle – therefore their choices are completely different, so don’t ever let someone else’s food choices make you feel bad about your own!
A peak into some of my first grocery store trips. Tempeh, broccoli, and some sweet potato gnocchi from Trader Joe’s. It was my first time trying the sweet potato gnocchi, and I have to say it was pretty good! The tempeh and broccoli are a few of my grocery essentials (grocery essentials post to come!).
And a few random finds at Whole Foods. Coconut chocolates included. This is by no means how I usually grocery shop. But ever since moving, I’ve really been focusing on condensing my shopping list since I’m just shopping for one! I LOVE grocery shopping (I admit, I treat it like a hobby!!) so this took a little bit of willpower for me. At home, I will usually pick up my essentials but also anything (and everything!) I see interesting – knowing some else will finish it if I don’t! So like I said, I just have been adjusting my shopping habits a little bit. Changes just take a little bit of time to adjust to, but I’m getting into the swing of things! Oh, and the Glee gum was 99 cents that day. So I popped that sucker into my basket. I’m still a work in progress!
I have been eating out a lot more than I usually do – but I’m alright with it. Charleston offers such widespread array of awesome eats that I have many nutritious options to choose from. And being the traveling foodie I am, you know I had to jump right in it! (but first, you know I had to pay [multiple] visits to the J.Crew on King Street).
Things that are still the same: a good coffee fix. My stomach can only handle so much coffee, so I definitely don’t make it an everyday thing. Big shout outs to Caviar and Bananas and Kudu’s Coffee for keeping me alert and sane! I love the widespread options of local coffee shops. And gingerade kombucha…always.
Other than that, I started prepping a few items again in the kitchen on the weekends just to help me out during the week with my new schedule. I’m guilty of getting a case of the hangries literally all the time – so having food ready for me when I get home is a lifesaver!
Typically, I just like to roast an assortment of vegetables and batch cook some quinoa and some hard-boiled eggs so I can always have a few options to choose from. This week, I roasted some brussel sprouts, butternut squash, red quinoa, hard boiled eggs, and some Japanese sweet potatoes.
A few prepped meals…I even bought new tupperware!
And as far as breakfasts goes, I’m really digging this lately:
Mashed avocado and a hardboiled egg over an ezekiel pita. Simple but so, so delicious and satisfying. (and HIGHLY portable!! And takes literally no time.) I love a good nutrient dense combo of avocado and eggs. And maybe one day I will stop using paper towels as plates…..but for now, one less dish to wash!
As you can see, my meals are pretty simple – and honestly really reflects how my typical food choices goes. I know I post often on Instagram, but you don’t see every single piece of food I eat. Quite frankly, I haven’t had the time lately to be creative with meals – but they always go a little something like above and are just as delicious! Just simple, wholesome eats – the way I like it!
I was actually shocked by how good these are since I’m not much of a chip fan. But these were great! They also make sweet potato, coconut, and mango versions. Check out a full list here.
As far as workouts goes, I have been guilty of gym hopping (helloooo free day passes!!) – I’m still trying to find a good one I like! There are so many different yoga studios around as well, so I am very excited to try them all out! I would love to hear some good recommendations if you have any! And I still can’t believe I can stroll King Street on the regular these days. Thanks for being patient with my slacking posts lately (per usual, you guys are the best!) I have a few really great things coming up, so stay tuned!