This month I am focusing on keeping things SIMPLE to help you stay on track with your goals in 2022. Today I want to talk about your MEALS … because a lot of times we’re led to believe that the more complicated and “fancy” our nutrition is, the better.
Here’s one GREAT way to keep it simple: Come up with a “food formula” that works for you, that includes meals that you love, are simple and easy to throw together, and align with your health & wellness goals.
And simply rotate meals that follow that formula throughout the week!
You do NOT have to reinvent gourmet meals every time you sit down to eat … or constantly come up with new ideas every day.
Having a go-to formula works in several different ways:
- It simplifies your shopping and food prep.
- It removes “decision fatigue,” which can happen when you’re forced to make choices all day long. The more decisions you make, the harder it becomes to make good ones!
- It helps stop that overwhelmed feeling you can get when you’re wondering whether your choices are “right” or “wrong” or “good” or “bad.”
- It saves you time and energy and can actually help you stay on track.
This works whether you’re prepping meals for yourself or a houseful of picky eaters.
Personally, it’s SUCH a relief NOT to have the “what’s for dinner” question hanging over my head every day.
Do you have a list of go-to recipes that you eat on a regular basis?
What are some of your favorites?
Hope this helps make your meal planning a little easier!
If you could call out the #1 enemy of your goals, what would it be? There are so many to choose from:
Not having enough time, Lack of support, Not knowing what to do, Your genetics, Pizza…
The list goes on and on!
Are you a fan of no-bake cookies? Soooo good!But have you ever seen the original recipe? Talk about fat and sugar bombs … whoa!Not anymore … I’ve got a healthified version for you that’s a lot less sugar, and – bonus – it’s loaded with fiber and antioxidants.
Every once in a while I get a panicked email or call from someone who wants to “lower their cholesterol down x points before their next doctor’s appointment a month from now“ or “get ready for a marathon in two months”. Don’t get me wrong: Those are all important goals … but they absolutely are not possible (at least in a healthy and sustainable way) in only a month or two!
Ever eaten at a gourmet sandwich shop and tried something new … and was BLOWN AWAY by the deliciousness?!Well, I’ve got a recipe for you today that’s based on one of those sandwiches. I’m drooling just thinking about it. It’s crunchy (the toasted bread) … creamy (the avocado & hummus) … and tangy (the sauerkraut).