Hi and happy Feel-Good Monday!
This is where we share our favorite tips, tricks, secrets, and ways to "think like a healthy person" so that you can find your own delicious path to healthy living.
"Feel-Good Mondays" are meant to help us get back into that place of feeling energized, nourished, and ready to take inspired action for the week ahead.
|Rye chowing down on an apple (one of the best healthy-food-short-cuts!) on a recent flight.
Even before I had a baby, finding time to make a ton of veggies every week (along with making homemade breakfasts and healthy proteins) was tricky – not to mention the time it can take to shop for it all! But now that we have a 16-month old in the mix, finding that time has become even more challenging.
Rye LOVES to eat, which means I now have to make plentiful food for all of us. And run my practice and make time for self-care and spend time with my family.
Yeah. I’m sure many of you can relate! And that’s why I am a huge fan of healthy-eating shortcuts whenever I can find them.
Here’s my go-to list of ways to make your life easier (while simultaneously making it healthier!):
Veggies: Vegetables are the foundation of a healthy diet. Get them in however and whenever you can! Boxed greens are a total godsend. Toss organic baby spinach or arugula with a little olive oil, sea salt and pepper, and an acid of your choice (lemon, lime, vinegars) and top with any protein (eggs, meat, fish, beans) for a super quick and filling meal.
Our local Whole Foods has been putting out a great selection of vegetable “noodles” in the produce section: spiralized zucchini, beet, carrot, or squash “noodles” that simply need a quick saute before they’re ready to be served with your favorite healthy toppings.
Soups are a great, quick way to get in a ton of veggies. You can make your own (this is my favorite red lentil soup that I make every fall and winter) or simply seek out veggie-filled soups on the outside.
Boxed seaweed and boxed kale chips are two of my favorite on-the-go ways to get in vegetables while traveling.
Proteins: Canned organic beans, organic rotisserie chicken (from a local health food store or butcher), organic deli meats, canned wild fish (salmon, pole-caught tuna, mackerel, sardines), and lentil-based pastas (available in the pasta section of your health food store) are all great, quick, easy, healthy proteins to have on hand for weeknight meals.
If you have a little more time, bake a batch of organic chicken, turkey, or grass-fed beef meatballs and freeze. Defrost individual portions as necessary (a huge hit with my toddler).
Breakfasts: Download my guide to healthy breakfasts you can make in 5 minutes!
Sweet treats: Did you miss my recent newsletter on healthy desserts? Check it out here.
Try out some of these shortcuts and let me know how they work for you.
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