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!
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Last month, Rachel Hollis (of Girl, Wash Your Face fame) came to speak to us at my work. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of her. I like the fundamentals of her messages, but I don’t always agree that people just need to “try harder” to find success. The one part of her talk that did stick with me was that its never a bad time to start new goals. I naturally tend to be a very goal oriented person, so I feel like this is something I have always done, but I like the reminder that you don’t have to wait for a new year to work towards a better you.
The best way to achieve your goals is to have a plan that breaks down the goal into manageable steps. When I am training for a marathon, I have a coach build a calendar with 16 weeks worth of daily workouts. Going from casually running to racing 26.2 miles is only achievable when you work towards it each day.
When I’m not training for a race, it’s hard not to find myself a little lost with what I should be doing. I try to do a couple of days of strength training, a couple of days of running, some yoga, and rest each week. In order to plan out my week, and give myself little goals, I started using a weekly calendar.
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Negativity is a habit that spreads endlessly. It can spread from one part of your day to the next, from one interaction to the next, and from one person to the next. It takes a lot of work to remove yourself from negativity, each and every day. But there are small habits that you can work on breaking, that will make you feel so much better once you step away from them.
I’ve been working a lot on negative thoughts, feelings, and relationships lately, and these steps have helped me so much!
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This meal prep recipe was inspired by a superbowl party snack that my friend Amanda, over at Thirty-Two Degrees made. She brought some amazing greek pinwheels for one of our appetizers and they were literally SO good! I decided to make a “better for you” version to pack for work week lunches, and they turned out pretty good! Keep reading for the recipe below!
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In the age of being constantly plugged in, its sometimes hard to feel focused and productive at work. It’s really easy to feel like you’ve worked all day but still somehow got nothing done! I’ve found that there are a lot of ways to work smarter and get your work done, without getting burnt out by the end of the day.
Here are my top habits for maximizing the time I spend at work:
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I am all about convenient healthy options for my on-the-go lifestyle. I try to save cash by packing as many healthy meals and snacks as I can each week, and one of my favorite go-to’s is a health(ier) breakfast muffin. Muffins aren’t the greatest for you, but there are really easy ways to make them better for you. Did you know that a blueberry muffin from Starbucks has 350 calories and 12 grams of fat? Yikes!
As prepared below, my muffin hack has 180 calories, less than 2 grams of fat, and is packed with fruit, walnuts, and over 12g of protein.
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