Healthy eating is simple in theory. Just eat real food. That's pretty much it. No matter the diet, paleo, vegan, pegan, vegetarian, etc (we could go on forever), the reason they all get results is because they all emphasize and prioritize eating real food.
So why is it so hard??
Because real food requires real food prep... and food prep requires time and energy, something that can feel very scarce at the end of a long day. (Or in the morning while getting ready for work)
Even though I'm no longer rushing out to an office job, I still find myself short on time and energy when it comes to lunch and dinner and what to eat. Which is how I began my love affair with brown rice pasta.Read More
Most green smoothies are the worst. A lot of them deserve an 'A' for effort, but how many times have you ordered one as you rush to work, only to throw it away after 3 sips because it tasted like grass? Or you suck it up and get through it as fast as possible because you refuse to let $9 go to waste?
It might just be me, but I get extra annoyed when I waste money on "heathly" things that taste awful... I mean, I'm all about the cause and eating clean, lean, and green, but come on, I work hard for that $9!!
The healthy struggle is real.Read More
I am not a morning person, never have been. My mom used to wake me up for school when I was younger, and I'd sit up in bed, say something to her, and then promptly fall back asleep after she left. In college, I perfected the art of getting ready in 15 minutes or less, and used to snooze until the last possible second.
Once I started my professional career, I had to leave slightly more time to get ready in the morning since hoodies and baseball hats were no longer an option. But I still had my routine down to the minute. If I misplaced my keys or had any expected delays, I was screwed. This also meant I had zero time for food prep at home.
We all know that we need more vegetables in our diet if we want to lose weight, maintain a healthy body composition, have glowing skin, etc... the list goes on. So "eat veggies" is not exactly ground breaking info.
The hard part is ACTUALLY eating veggies at every meal. Not only do you have to purchaseRead More
I was doing a little spring cleaning this weekend, and decided to look at the elusive middle shelf of my snack cabinet. You know the one that is somehow always disorganized and packages frequently fall straight for your face if you accidentally touch anything? It's also the one where you have no idea what is actually in the back of it, because it's too much work toRead More
Last week I was asked for some lunch ideas to bring to work that did not require a microwave or a fridge. At first I thought, what the what?! How does one function without these modern day marvels?? But after I thought about it for a bit, I realized this is actually pretty common, especially if you work for a small or family owned business.Read More