You'd think that's simple and easy to remember, but when you're working 24/7, it's difficult to make time and plan healthy meals that have a balance of protein, carbs and the right amount of veggie servings.
My quick fix to this solution? Always have a bag or container of fresh spinach, spring greens and baby kale (ready to eat) in the fridge.
*I'm a big fan of organic girl - you can find their products at Whole Foods or another local grocer.*
Even if I don't feel like cooking an elaborate dinner, a side salad of those veggies makes dinner more filling and gets at least 1 1/2 servings of your daily vegetables. Also, I save my grocery shopping and "weekly cooking" for Sundays - allowing me a full day to cook and control my portions for each day.
(1) always eat breakfast in the morning even if it means just a banana
(2) snacking isn't a bad thing - keep a jar of non-salted almonds or kale chips at your desk - you'll risk the temptation of stuffing your face with calorie-filled goodies from the vending machine
(3) hydrate, hydrate and hydrate - drink plenty of water
Here's my typical day, maybe it will help you plan your meals for a light, fresh and fit week!
obsessed with organic girl | baby spinach, spring mix and baby kale | fresh, clean and ready-to-eat
lunch - (always eaten around 12:00 p.m. to12:30 p.m.) spinach, mixed greens and kale salad with cucumbers, sprouts, half an avocado, tomatoes, edamame beans and carrot-ginger dressing (Whole Foods has the best one!)
after-lunch snack - (eaten two hours after lunch - 3:30 p.m.) small apple with 1 1/2 spoonfuls of organic peanut butter or two small clementines
*sometimes a piece of dark chocolate makes its way into my stomach*
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You all must think I'm anal for these specific times, but I've read that it's important to have a food routine. It helps keep your metabolism stable at a fast, steady rate and ensures healthy digestion. Notice that every meal has a veggie or fruit component. I also strongly suggest taking vitamins in the morning too, to ensure that you're getting the require nutrients for a balanced, healthy body.
healthy body = peace of mind = clarity = less stress = positivity
For more tips on eating right, check out recipes featured on these happy miles! She always posts the healthiest dishes.
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