The best way to keep you and your family on the healthy track is to cook all meals at home from scratch.
If you are a fast food frequenter, this could seem foreign to you.
But, like all other bad habits, this too can be unlearned.
For starters, you’ll want to keep a well stocked kitchen.
See my recommendations on the Shop Healthy page. Most healthy recipes have a lot of the same ingredients.
A rule I learned in nutritional school: cook once, eat twice.
This means make a bit extra of each dish so you can have the leftovers for breakfast or lunch the next day.
I like to make double batches of meals like soups and chili, and freeze them for quick use later.
Planning and Timing
Meal planning is vital. I enjoy dedicating my Sundays to preparing my lunches
and smoothie/juice bags for the entire week ahead. That way they are ready to grab as I’m running out the door.
It is a bit of work but you are well worth it.
Take the time, enjoy the process. Make it fun, solicit the help of the
kiddos so they can learn healthy prep habits too!
If you can, invest in a high quality blender and juicer.
I highly recommend a Vitamix. If a brand new one is too expensive, you can find
refurbished ones at a reduced price that still includes a warranty.
Let’s Team Up!
Be creative, cook with love, and enjoy the process. Indulge in new cookbooks and keep them on your kitchen counter.
If you’re interested in learning more about cooking smart, let’s team up!
Reach out and we can work on a plan. I can teach you how to plan and prep. Your body and family will definitely thank you!