You can still keep your real food commitment in place when you're firing up the grill. Here is one of my favorites. The Best Grilled Chicken!
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The first rule of every plan to eat healthier is this: set yourself up for success.
What exactly do I mean by this? All of the kitchen adjustments listed below are for creating the "ideal" environment for eating real, unprocessed food. It helps to surround yourself with the ingredients you need to cook healthy meals. But often, the downfall of well intentioned changes is that people try to make HUGE changes to EVERYTHING and find themselves overwhelmed.
Read through the ideas, choose 1 or 2 that seem like simple, sustainable changes. Keep it simple!
The thing I missed most while trying to eat real food was peanut butter cups...I started playing with the recipe, and now I think I've perfected it. The finished product is a peanut butter cup with a dense, comforting filling in a low-glycemic chocolate. It's a fast and easy thing to make, and I can grab one any time I need a quick snack.
Rockford Real Food Revolution Week 6: Drink real beverages! Eliminate any sugary drinks--including those that are artificially sweetened!
Staying hydrated is essential for the health of our bodies, but many of us find it difficult to be drinking water all of the time. If you’re looking to incorporate more water into your diet, but aren’t so sure you want to trade in that tasty latte or soft drink for bland water, try this.
You are a leader! You are an inspiration to your kids, your spouse, your siblings, your friends, your co-workers. If you can make better choices toward a healthier lifestyle, so can they! !
According to the Whole Grain Council, there are many benefits to including whole grains in your diet.
“Eating the whole grain gives your body extra antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, all of which are essential to good health. Adding whole grains to your diet can significantly lower your risk of chronic diseases..."
There is no shortage of reasons as to why our lives get so unhealthy so easily. Life is fast - things easily unravel. Health comes and goes first. Those of you who really read this - those of you who have conversations with me about food every time I see you - it is my hope that we all make it further in our own personal journey without giving up too much or asking ourselves to be unreasonable.