Happy Super Bowl weekend! Although your party and gatherings will be much different this year (as the big game itself), its still a fun day to relax and have some fun. I’ve done a few posts in the past about my football party snacks, treats, and a free printable card, and thought I would round up everything for you today!Continue reading “Super Bowl Sunday Recipes and Free Bingo Printable”
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know I try really hard to eat a healthy and balanced diet. I personally feel better when I eat better, and like to fuel my body with nutrient rich food. I also believe in intuitive eating– I try not to spend a lot of time focused on food or food guilt. I’ve found that being consistent with incorporating healthy food into your diet is more sustainable long term than “diets” or restrictions.
I’m also admittedly not the greatest cook, so I like to keep my meals pretty simple and quick to make. My grocery list is really consistent from week to week– I even joke that I should set up a reoccurring order. I thought I would share what my normal grocery list looks like, and share some of my common, simple meal ideas. Keep reading to check them out below!Continue reading “Simple Healthy Eating Grocery List and Meal Ideas”
This summer will look different for everyone, but that doesn’t mean that fun can’t be had! Instead of going out for delicious food, there are lots of recipes that you can make right at home!
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite fresh, savory, and sweet recipes that are perfect for hot summer months. These are great whether you are enjoying alone or entertaining a few friends!
Keep reading for my favorites!
As you’ve probably gathered, I’m always on the hunt for meal services that make cooking easier. I’ve tried just about everything, and feel a little like Goldie Locks and the Three Bears– some aren’t healthy enough, some are too complicated, some are TOO healthy and don’t taste good.
The last service I tried was Splendid Spoon. The meals were good at first, but they were pretty bland. After my second shipment, most of them ended up in the freezer where they sit today, and I ended up cancelling.
After realizing that I really needed to start eating healthier and having more variety in my meals, an ad for Hungry Root popped up on my Instagram feed. I’m always curious about these kinds of things and I love when they have a discount for your first order, so its not a huge commitment to try.
I’ve written before about trying meal delivery services like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh. I really love the concept of these services because I don’t love cooking, and often find myself with a lot of waste when I buy ingredients to cook for one.
I am pretty budget conscious, so when I spend extra money on something like a meal service, I want it to be worth the money. I found that I wasn’t really happy with the variety of vegetarian options or the healthiness of the services that I had tried, and I ended up cancelling both of them.
After feeling like I was in a food rut and eating the same thing for dinner most nights, I started looking for something new. I had seen a few ads for a plant based meal delivery service called Splendid Spoon. I had looked at it a long time ago, but decided to check it out again. I love when companies have introductory offers that you can try without a long term commitment, so when I saw you could get your first shipment for a discount, I decided to give it a try.
If you have followed this blog for any amount of time, you know that I love preparing things ahead of time. Another thing you may have learned is that I’m almost always snacking. I’m really active, and try to keep eating throughout the day. I believe this keeps me from overeating at meals or bingeing on unhealthy snacks when I’m starving.
I always have a variety of go-to snacks on hand both at home and throughout the day. I don’t count calories or try to spend too much time thinking about food, so I go for what I am hungry for at any given time. If I just completed a big workout, I’ll combine a few things for extra calories and protein.
Some of these ideas take a little prep—like boiled eggs and the Kodiak protein muffins. But a lot of them can be purchased and are ready to go! Some weeks I even clean and portion out things like berries and veggies, but some weeks I just grab them as I need them. Being okay with being flexible and not perfect in your diet is important!
Keep reading for the healthy snacks I almost always have stocked at home: