Clean Eating Blog
|Posted on April 1, 2018 at 2:15 PM|
WEEK TEN: Get the entire family involved in "Meal Prep Sundays"
This is a good time to share daily events, discuss goals and feelings, create healthy habits, etc. Children and partners want one-on-one time and this is the perfect activity to create that space. You will be able to put “Good Food Fast” type meals on your table if you have planned your meals for the week and prepped ahead of time. We end up in drive-thrus buying detrimental foods due to poor planning.
- Roast a chicken, turkey, etc. and package in single servings to grab on the go from the freezer
- Have hard-boiled eggs on hand to grab for a quick protein snack
- Create snack packs of fresh vegetables or berries for quick snacks on the go
- Prepare quinoa tabouli, which has fresh vegetables, herbs, and high protein grain for grab-n-go lunches for the week
- Make smoothies with protein powder
- Simmer a pot of healthy soup for evening dinners or to pack in a thermos for lunch
- Teach your children well ... eat real foods ... and be well!
|Posted on April 1, 2018 at 1:35 PM|
WEEK NINE: Eliminate ALL wheat for two weeks
Notice changes (reduction in mucus production, sinus pain/congestion, no more belly pain, joint pain, muscle stiffness; increased clearer thinking and mental clarity, more energy).
Learn about wheat alternatives>> https://www.wheat-free.org/wheat-free-gluten-free-alternative-flours.html
|Posted on April 1, 2018 at 1:20 PM|
WEEK SEVEN: Shop the "edges" of the supermarket
The most healthful foods are located around the parameter of stores. The middle aisles contain processed, devitalized foods. Fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, and dairy are around the edges.
|Posted on August 10, 2016 at 1:25 PM|
I admit it ... I hate to empty the dishwasher! I'm not sure why. I just do!
I read an article online about someone who wanted to eat healthier but grumbled that eating real food makes a lot more dishes to wash. Well ... that is true. Eating real food takes effort. You have to think about it, you have to plan, and you have to clean up the kitchen after you are finished. BUT, none of those are reasons to NOT get healthy.
It's not that I mind cleaning up the dirty dishes, it's putting away the clean dishes that causes me to groan and go limp!
Today as I finished eating the delicious fresh vegetables from the garden that required a sauté pan, a spatula, two knives, a cutting board, a strainer to keep the pits out of the fresh squeeze of lemon, and the container where I had prepped the kale and green beans the night before, I finally decided to make peace with the dirty dishes! That food was delicious, nutritious, and my body feels good when I eat like that. I have more energy, my mind is clearer, I poop better, I sleep better, my mood is better, and my body hurts less when I eat clean. Eating real food matters.
So today I invite everyone to choose health. I love the quote on my SERVICE MENU page that says:
"People are fed by the Food Industry, which pays no attention to health, and are treated by the Health Industry, which pays no attention to food."
So ... keep it simple, keep it real, and keep it healthy! Your body will love you for it. The incentive is your health. Seriously ... love yourself enough so that you decide to do it for your health.
Eat in peace, crank up your favorite tunes and dance happily as you clean up your kitchen!
|Posted on August 7, 2016 at 11:40 PM|
|Posted on April 15, 2016 at 1:10 PM|
WEEK ONE: Stop eating in your car
A few years ago a friend asked what I thought were the top ten things someone could do to begin integrating healthier eating habits. I know for many of my nutrition clients, this is where they begin their journeys. So I have mapped out a 10-week strategy to begin thinking differently about food and your relationship and behavior with it.
Do not eat meals from a fast food restaurant … NO drive-thrus; NO eating your car
- Resist your temptation if this is a regular habit.
- Journal if this brings up feelings such as despair, anger, depression, overwhelmed, etc.