It’s Okay…

Hey guys! I want to take a little bit of a different approach with this post, so I hope you enjoy (and relate)!

It’s okay…that I prefer almond butter to peanut butter–hands down!

Sorry, PB, you aren’t it for this girl!

 It’s okay…that I like to mostly eat healthy foods, even supposedly disordered “diet food” like veggies and nonfat yogurt. Just because I’m in recovery doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy these things.

I love salads (even without dressing)…no shame!

It’s okay…to eat a mostly-vegan diet but still have Greek yogurt (a lot!) and froyo/gelato every so often.

You can’t say that doesn’t look delicious…

 It’s okay…that I can’t live without Whole Foods. I’d probably be broke if I was spending my own money 😉

I love the salad bars especially! This delicious mess was Asian kale salad, curried tofu, roasted sweet potato and curried quinoa pilaf.

It’s okay…that I’ve never made oats on the stove. Overnight oats are where it’s at for me!

One of my favorite overnighters combos to date: PB&J remix oats, topped with black grapes and PB Puffins.

It’s okay…that I LOVE carbs!

Nothing beats cereal and dried fruit!

It’s okay…that this is my lunch when I’m on-the-go–and I love it!

Quick, easy & good: Pink Lady and Clif Mojo bar!


It’s okay…to sometimes have breakfast for dinner–with some squash on the side.

I love breakfast so much…so why not?


It’s okay…that I’ve never had a Lara bar. Because I love Pure bars instead!

They’re almost as simple as Lara bars, but they’ve got way more protein!


It’s okay…that I can take way better pictures at home than I can at school.

This is one of my favorite pics ever, I actually got a pretty good closeup of this salad. Compare this to my lame photos now with crap lighting.


Answer your own “It’s okay…” question!

44 thoughts on “It’s Okay…

  1. I love this because I can relate to learning to accept myself. Btw, my mom got me a jar of almond butter and I don’t know if I could ever go back to pb haha. And mine would beee it’s okay that I’ve been lacking in the exercise department because I’d much rather be in the kitchen 🙂

    • I agree with the exercise one! I’m so busy with school and I think walking around campus all day counts as exercise for sure 😉 I would much rather be in the kitchen too!

  2. kaliesthoughts says:

    This is a great post I might steal the idea in the future but do it with my own its okay sententences 😉

  3. Fun post 🙂 Im with you on the AB/PB debat! AB is the only way to go!
    For me it would be : its okey to eat chocolate twice (or more) a day, every day! Its been this way for years, and I really cant see an end to it 😉

  4. I did a post almost identical to this before 🙂 breakfast for dinner is DEFINITELY okay ! Just like the fact that I go through industrial size cinnamon containers in very short periods of time!

  5. Dude I love this post so much!! I am over the moon for the puffins and the almond butter action 🙂
    I also agree about the whole foods one, it’s my drug!!

  6. I SO love this post, and all of your blog! Way to take the pressure off of yourself 🙂 We all need to take a lesson from you! I’ll start with: It’s okay to have a little down time every now and then.

  7. buttonss - Cherie says:

    Even though your ‘almost’ vegan, youre still doing better for the environment and animals than someone who isnt trying at all.

    • That is why I do it, it feels so good to be supporting animals and the environment and being mindful. One day I’d love to be completely vegan, that’s why I love your blog because you have the best recipes and you show that veganism isn’t impossible!

  8. writingandrecovering says:

    Night breakfast is the best. And I’ve still yet to try almond butter. Maybe I need to finally buy a jar this weekend. And you have to have frozen yogurt/gelatto every once in a while. I’m a sort of vegan but I still indulge in that stuff when I want to.

  9. I’m a pb fan 🙂 I hate how people get all judgmental when it comes to “diet food” – I’m eating enough, I’m eating what I want, just let me be! Love breakfast for dinner too!! Puffins are acceptable any time of day.

    • That’s what I think I hate the most–it’s not like I’m only eating diet food or just small amount. People need to stop being so judgmental!

      Puffins are great any time of day for sure 😀

  10. I’m definitely with you on the almond butter love! And the Whole Foods salad bar is great! I’m jealous of what you got. 😛 Pure Bars are amazing. The chocolate brownie one really tastes like a brownie, but it’s okay that I still love my Lara’s too. 🙂

    Cute post! 🙂

  11. survivingcandyland says:

    I love this post. I am totally going to have to steal the idea. I also love nut butter more than peanut butter. It is just soooo delicious.

  12. I love almond butter! I still enjoy hazelnut and peanut butter just as much as almond butter though 🙂

    I really like this post; it’s awesome you can accept that it’s okay to do things that others may think are out of the ordinary.

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