Friday, April 8, 2011

Healthy Eats

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Eating healthy is a big part of my life. I enjoy a clean and balanced diet as much as I enjoy splurging on cookies and milk. Usually my boyfriend and I cook at home a lot and we mostly eat fresh veggies, fish, poultry and some red meat. One of the fun things about healthy cooking is experimenting with recipes and creating "healthier" versions. Recently we tried Paleo stuffed bell peppers, Paleo "lasagna", and quinoa pasta with pesto and roasted veggies*. Most mornings I make my kale, spinach and pear smoothie so I was thrilled that Ritual Cleanse sent me six of their daily juices to try. The drinks are a good option when you don't have time to cook. I love their healthy ingredients like vegetables, fruit, and nuts and agave nectar. Even though the veggie ones were the healthiest, my favorite was the sweet and nutty 'Cashew Crunch'.

*my personal favorite

47 comments:

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

It´s great to be on the health bandwagon, but let´s be onest, it´s incredibly easy to fall off of it! :) Just yesterday I was thinking I should look for a healthy cooking cookbook, I´ve been a bit uninspired lately... anything to recommend?
xxx

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Josie said...

I try to eat well but I have a HUGE sweet tooth... My current favorite snack is fat free yogurt with granola, though, so that's a nice compromise.
xo Josie
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GLAMTIMEE said...

YUMMY!
XOXO
IZZY&MARIA
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LiveLoveDressup said...

That's just great! These veggies look so yummy and fresh!

Monique Zuman said...

I wish I could be that healthy!!

Monique xx

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RosaLovesDC said...

This is great. Anyone who reads my blog, knows I like to eat well, but I don't eat like that all the time. While I love to indulge I also like to keep things balanced and eat super healthy. Where can you get Ritual Cleanse juices? I hope I can find them in the DC area.

Violet said...

I really wish i could get my eating habits in order. but living on campus here at university is hard. this is all looks great! haha and i like the cup!

XX
Vi from Cali

Violet said...

I really wish i could get my eating habits in order. but living on campus here at university is hard. this is all looks great! haha and i like the cup!

XX
Vi from Cali

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this! I love getting inspiration about this. Are there any food cookbooks or websites that you regularly rely on?

Shelby said...

Sounds delicious, I try to cook at home a lot too but it's so hard after a long day of work sometimes!! I've been looking to do a cleanse like Ritual or BluePrint where they send you the juices... please let us know how they are! <3

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Collections said...

That pasta looks so deliciuos. I love cherry tomatoes and I'm also a huge fan of zucchini!

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A Fine Balance said...

I am all about eating clean. particularly more so now with a fitness competition on the horizon. I don't want to make myself feel sick or worse by not having the right forms of protein and fats and carbs in my diet....The juices look delish...planning on looking it up right now ont hier website.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

mmm the broccoli looks so good! and i love that adorable cup!


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Kinsey Michaels said...

That cashew crunch drink actually sounds really good! I'm going to check out their website.
Have a fabulous weekend Taylor!

Jamie said...

I did a post today on diet too. All those things you listed sound amazing and those Ritual cleanse juices sound yummy!!

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Ashley said...

The food images in this post look amazing! It's so much easier to eat healthy with fresh, local veggies. So much more flavor!

Allison Mary said...

I'm the same way, I love nothing more than a big plate of veggies... especially broccoli and peppers yumm! I love how colorful fruit and vegetables are, especially in your photos!
xox
Allison Mary

nicole said...

I am currently trying the zone diet - not for weight loss but for healthy living. My bootcamp instructor suggests it to all of his clients, mostly so we have the right amount of healthy fats, protein and carbs. It's not THAT hard to stick with it, but I do enjoy a glass of wine or a cold beer on occasion! Thanks for the links to the Paleo recipes. Looking them up now. xo.

The Closet Confessions said...

Love the mustache glass - I have it too!

kristina@beancakes said...

i stumbled across your lovely blog from gillian young! i love it!!

Nuha said...

you are making me so hungry! Everything looks so good!

Anna Jane said...

this is my kind of post! i love veggies and clean foods (but don't get me wrong...i love salty snacks and chips too). is that pesto pasta with veggies? yum, might have to make that tonight.

Marissa said...

My boyfriend and I eat so healthy too, with the occasional splurge on goodies. Quinoa is a big part of our meals, its delicious and so full of protein!
I ran to the store yesterday and completely forgot to bring my list for the smoothie.. it will happen soon!

XXXO
Marissa

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Taylor said...

Hey ladies-- yes the quinoa pasta with veggies is very simple:

cook the pasta as directed
Then cut cherry tomatoes in half
Chop asparagus into small pieces
Roast tomatoes, chopped garlic and asparagus in oven on baking sheet at 400 for 10 or so min--till asparagus is a desired softness.
Then steam broccoli --then cut it up.
Throw some pesto on pasta and add cooked veggies and your done!

Taylor said...

oh i also add olive oil and some salt and pepper to the veggies on baking sheet and mix it around.

Marcie said...

Yum! These sound so good! And I love the fresh veggie pictures. Some of the best I've seen. I am back at the farmers market every Sunday now, and what a difference it makes! The veggies are amazing and the fruits are so sweet.

Have a great weekend!
Marcie

Kayla said...

I adore this post. I work really hard to make sure I eat healthy too. I need to try those cleanse juices.

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Natalie Suarez said...

YUMMM!! looks so healthy! i love it :)

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Sara B said...

YUM! All those pictures made me hungry!

Dancing Branflake said...

Wonderful photos! You are such a great resource for healthy eating. Thank you!

Natalya's Closet said...

Yum! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

beanerbabe33 said...

I'm really making an effort to be healthy and fill my diet with fresh food. I've always wanted to try a juice cleanse, not sure how I'd hold up though! You're definitely insiring me to be more mindful of what goes into my body.
Stephanie

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Jaclyn said...

I love testing out healthy recipes like that. You always feel so much better after a week or healthy eating. That cashew crunch blend sounds interesting and really tasty.

Mandy said...

Thanks for sharing this! You've inspired me!

X!

H. Houdini said...

yummy and inspirational :)

taylor said...

great photos, taylor! have a great weekend!

Orange and Cloves said...

Everything looks amazing, great photos, and great colors. I want tomatoes!

Ambyr said...

The zuccini looks so yummy!! And your mustache glass is adorable.

Happy Saturday,
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Allie said...

that pasta looks SO good!
xx Allie

Jess ♡ said...

This looks absolutely tasty, I clearly need to learn a thing or two about balanced healthy eating. I love lovelove that glass with the little mustache on it, super adorable :)

la petite fashionista said...

you're such an inspiration to us all taylor! i love having someone to cook w/ and keep you motivated on the healthy eating track. i like to try to do "healthy" versions too! but living alone makes it tooo easy to splurge sometimes!

xoxo

kelly frances said...

im trying hard to eat healthy! it really pays off. thanks for the inspiration

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kelly frances said...

im trying hard to eat healthy! it really pays off. thanks for the inspiration

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Doortje said...

hahah, nice glass.

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Doortje said...

hahah, nice glass.

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Erin J. said...

Where did you get that cute glass cup with the mustache?

maahi said...

I abs. LOVE those pictures! you have great camera skills :)

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