What I Eat in a Day

IMG_2361 (2)-2Breakfast  

Breakfast is the perfect chance to start off the day right  which is probably why its my favorite (and most important) meal of the day! This is one of my favorite breakfasts to make because it’s so quick yet healthy and delicious at the same time! All I did was toast some gluten free bread and spread my favorite almond butter then topped it off with some cut up strawberries!

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Snack

As a little snack I decided on some yogurt. I added  Udi’s  gluten free granola for some crunch and I also really like to add blueberries a lot of the time!

IMG_2495-2Lunch

This is a new recipe we thought up and it’s absolutely delicious so I thought I’d quickly show you how I made it! First you boil some water and put some noodles in it to soak and cook. Whilst this is happening you put chicken, squash mix (squash, yellow squash, and zucchini) , and   the amount of  gluten free teriyaki sauce you prefer in a skillet on the stove and just toss it around a little bit (to be extremely scientific). When you feel the noodles are done you drain out the water and add the noodles to the skillet with some more gluten free teriyaki sauce and you cook until the noodles are brown-ish (I don’t speak cook) then voila! You have gluten free teriyaki squash meal… (again I don’t speak cook)

IMG_2520-2Snack

I was having a little bit of a craving for a smoothie so I made this tropical greens smoothie that I saw on Mary Elizabeth’s channel.  I made this with spinach, coconut shreds, frozen pineapple, frozen banana (so that you do not need Ice), almond milk, and I would usually decide to also add some Arobonne Essentials protein powder, fiber, and maybe some green balance but I saw  a blog post about some controversy over whether Arobonne essentials is really gluten free so I decided to take a little break on that.

IMG_2505-2Dinner

I was a little lazy and in a rush to make it in time to watch  a Spamalot  performance (it was amazingly funny by the way!) so I decided to make a really quick meal and I opted for a baked potato (and I may or may not of taken a bight before I took a picture…)

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Pig Out

At the end of the day I like to pig out a little bit (although the cones do say naturally healthy so it’s justified…right?) and I had some Mediterranean Mint geloto (asdfghjkl) in my favorite brand of gluten free ice cream cones!

 I thought I’d do this post to maybe give you some ideas on what to make or perhaps if it interest you. I may do more of these in the future it depends on what you think so make sure to comment!

Love Always, Lucy

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Resting your voice

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Recently I’ve been having trouble maintaining a healthy voice whilst participating in an Into the Woods musical production, singing lessons, and just daily shower belting. I thought I’d share some things I’ve discovered that have helped me manage an active voice!

Staying Hydrated This is an obvious, but great one. Drinking lots of water can help you in so many ways physically and mentally!  Also steaming regularly is a great way to keep your vocal chords healthy.

Don’t talk Yes, I’m aware of how dumb this sounds and of how obvious it is but scheduling a monk-like silence every  4 performances or so will let your voice rest.

Teas and honey. Both help with resisting colds which is great! I’ve also found that honey soothes my voice really well. What I like to do is make caffeine free black tea (which obviously also has water in it.) and I add some honey so it kills three birds with one stone and it also taste amazing.  

Tip: The darker the honey the more nutritious!

Avoid caffeine and dairy This can be tough. I’m not much of a coffee or soda person so caffeine isn’t too hard for me but ice cream is tough to say no to. Luckily Almond Dream is a great substitute! Dairy can cause you to have too much phlegm or mucus (eww) which isn’t great while singing.

Those are some things I do to rest my voice, I hope you found this helpful and you put it in action!

Thank you for reading and sticking with me as I learn to improve my blog!

Love Always, Lucy

Baked Apples

You know when people say ” It’s healthy and good.” but really it should just say “It’s healthy…”. This recipe, believe it or not, really is healthy and good! Plus you could get a good Instagram off of these! I’m excited to share how to make these baked apples!

IMG_2017-2Preheat the oven to 350. Cover cookie sheets in aluminum foil. (two apples can fit on each sheet.)

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Take a knife and cut the top (and bottom if needed to stand) of the apple off. Then scoop out the insides with a spoon.

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At the bottom of the apple put a scoop of almond or hazelnut butter, this is the best part of the apple! Next I like to put blueberries on top of that.

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Sprinkle coconut shreds on top of that and on top of that  I like to drizzle honey just to add some moisture.

Put those in for about 20 minutes then you can eat!

IMG_2015-2I love making these because there easy, good for me, and you can really experiment with what you put in the apple! I hope you try these out!

Love Always, Lucy