Hi hi hi loves! 🌸🌸🌸
How’s everyone doing today? Fabulous I hope! On today’s post I’m excited to share with you guys a way I find to be happier and it starts with what I’m eating! Fueling your body with good food will make you feel better and I’m an example of that! I, like many other college students, find it hard to eat healthy because it’s expensive and it’s simply easier and more time effective to eat on the unhealthy side with already made meals.
Recently, I’ve been trying to acquire a set time to prepare and pack a meal if I know I won’t be able to eat right unless I do so! For example, if I work until close, but don’t work more than six hours I only get a 15 minute break and same goes with if I had a night class for 5 hours. I’ve learned from experience that if I don’t prepare a meal or a snack, I’ll get something unhealthy out of the vending machine which really doesn’t even fill me up. I like to prepare something quick, easy, and healthy before hand to solve this problem! I’ve noticed that if I do this, I’ll feel energized and won’t be pigging out when I get home before bed because that’s not the best for your body! I took some photos of what I packed today to share with you all, feel free to let me know your thoughts!
For this little healthy on the go dinner, you don’t need heat to eat it, it’s easy to make, and inexpensive! Every food item purchased in this is from Aldi’s except for the peanut butter. I buy those at Giant Eagle for about $2 for a pack of 8! Also, my lunch bag is from Marshalls and all the containers and the water bottle came with it, and an ice pack. It was $25 and well worth it!
My meal includes:
- Salad (cheese, crutons, & Italian dressing)
- Celery & peanut butter
- Dove dark chocolate square
- Lemon water
All of this was filling and extremely yummy! It’s a healthier option rather than a drivethru, some frozen meal or something from the vending machine! As you can see, I added a little piece of dark chocolate to help fuel the sweet craving I normally have after a meal. Only allowing yourself a small amount with successfully fulfill that craving but it won’t hurt your body because you’re not over eating! 😋
I also have been keeping the book I’m currently reading in my bag so I read while I eat vs being on my phone. 📖 Ps. This book is such a good read! #GirlBoss
You cannot be successful and help others if you are sleep deprived, malnourished, or out of shape. Take care of yourself, mind and body. You’re happiness is the most important thing. Remember the five simple rules to be happy: Free your heart from hatred. Free your mind from worries. Live simply. Give more. Expect less. Simply train your mind to see the good in every situation not matter how crappy you think it may be. 💫
Wellll, there you have it. That’s all I have for this post! Don’t forget to shoot me a message with blog requests, to chat, or share a simple comment! Be happy. I’ll be talking to you all soon. Happy eating! xoxo. 💋
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thechiccommunity saysApril 27, 2016 at 5:56 am
just reading this made me feel so happy. i feel so inspired, i will be looking back at this post a lot more. xx
lexrayn saysApril 27, 2016 at 2:04 pm
Aw yay! That makes me so happy. Thank you! 💛🌸
Little Louvain saysApril 27, 2016 at 12:51 pm
Wow I enjoyed reading this post!
lexrayn saysApril 27, 2016 at 2:04 pm
I’m glad, thank you so much! 💛🌸
Lisa saysApril 27, 2016 at 1:58 pm
Thank you, it inspires me to not only write about travel!:)
lexrayn saysApril 27, 2016 at 2:05 pm
Aw yay! I know, this is different from my usual posts but it’s nice to switch it up! 🌸🌸
lexilife saysApril 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm
This is all SO aesthetically pleasing, especially the pattern on the cooler bag and flask. Obsessed. So much life rn. Also nice name hehe. Even though my names not actually Lexi but we can pretend! Will follow you on insta/twitt, need some more blogger gals xx
nayardt saysApril 27, 2016 at 3:23 pm
AlifyaLifestyle saysApril 27, 2016 at 4:25 pm
Loved reading through this! 🙂
Kelly Landis saysApril 27, 2016 at 5:31 pm
Cute top! Also trying to start packing lunches more way healthier!
xxojess saysApril 28, 2016 at 1:25 am
Beautiful! Love the outfit!
youmustbehighxo saysApril 28, 2016 at 4:13 pm
you’re so pretty! and i totally get what you mean about feeling happy starting from healthy eating within x
brokenbourgeoisie saysMay 24, 2016 at 3:53 am
That book changed my life! You’ve gained a follower!
turquoiselace saysJuly 15, 2016 at 3:36 am
Love this post! Also, your top is to die for!
throughmyrosetingedglasses saysJuly 18, 2016 at 6:26 am
Lovely read! 🙂
mynovemberblog saysJuly 21, 2016 at 7:36 pm
mnezblog saysAugust 2, 2016 at 2:35 am
Thanks for the book suggestion! I’m always looking for a good one to read!
onecupofblacktea saysAugust 7, 2016 at 5:29 pm
sassycatk saysAugust 15, 2016 at 10:02 am
I loved this!
educationcareerhahead saysAugust 30, 2016 at 10:56 am
Reblogged this on Site Title.
danafiori saysAugust 30, 2016 at 4:08 pm
This is such a great post! I’ll definitely be using some of your tips 🙂 it would mean the world if you checked out my new blog http://www.sunflowersforthesoul.com and let me know what you think! Thanks so much! Keep up the wonderful posts 🙂
buffbanana saysSeptember 2, 2016 at 2:59 pm
Great post lexi! i love the way you write your posts, really gives me an insight to your own world full of health! And im glad you mentioned lemon water, ive been drinking this every morning for a great detox, I actually wrote an article on it if you would like to check it out:
It would be great to join your network, im now a follower 🙂
feel free to check out my health and fitness blog http://buffbanana.com/
any feedback would be great!
Also, i’d love to follow you on twitter, i couldn’t see a link though, what is your twitter name?
lexrayn saysSeptember 2, 2016 at 4:45 pm
Thanks so much! 🙆🏼🌸🌻 I’ll definitely check out your site, I always love to read more about health and fitness! My Twitter name is LexRayn 😋 I’m sorry the link wasn’t working!
ellenkuitunen saysSeptember 4, 2016 at 5:35 am
I love your blog !! xx
earth fairy saysSeptember 6, 2016 at 11:00 am
Love that book!👍🏻
prettylittlebloggerx4 saysSeptember 7, 2016 at 5:01 pm
You’re blog is so cool:) I’ve just started one today and yours is really helping me <3
Ms. Sunshine saysSeptember 7, 2016 at 6:05 pm
Love your blog!
Georgia saysSeptember 16, 2016 at 9:59 am
Love this post! You look fab and that book looks amazing – I need to read it!
yelloweccentricity saysSeptember 21, 2016 at 10:43 pm
I love your blogging style! It makes me feel so inspired to eat healthier and your bright pictures make me feel good inside!
Rosalinda Sorto saysSeptember 28, 2016 at 5:22 pm
I love reading that book!! She’s so inspiring 💪
thefoodlabo saysSeptember 30, 2016 at 11:08 am
Really inspiring blog! 🙂
shulammitegirl saysDecember 29, 2016 at 9:10 pm
Loved this post! Especially what you said about in order to inspire others, you need to take care of yourself first. I just finished that book and wrote a review about it on my blog. I’m also trying out a healthy lifestyle as well.
– R. Vargas