"Every Accomplishment Starts with the Decision to Try."
Spring is DEFINITELY in the air! I don't know about you, but these warm temperatures and extended daylight are just the motivation I needed! I know it's not officially spring yet, but I'll take it.
Time to clean out the house of any unhealthy pantry stragglers from the winter, restock with healthy staples, open up your windows, and get outside for a walk in the fresh air.
Although I know in an ideal world we would prepare everything from scratch, it's not always realistic for those busy days. So, I thought i would take a minute to share with you some of my gorcery store secrets to cut corners while keeping it healthy. I have too many to share in one post, but I hope this will be a good start!
And if you have your own healthy secret weapons, please share with me, I would love to pass them on!
Shopping List Tips
Portion controlled nut mixes, a great way to keep the high calorie nuts in check, and great to grab as you're running out the door. I almost always have one in my car for emergencies! My go-to's:
Healthy Granola: I add 1/4 cup to my cereal in the morning. Or have some over fruit after dinner for a healthy dessert.
Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Muffins: Seriously, the EASIEST muffins EVER. Easy and healthy. Trust me-make these. To make mine a little more breakfast/healthy snack worthy-I submitted raisins for chocolate chips. Feel free to use dark chocolate chips though!
Individual Muffin Pan Eggs: These couldn't be easier to grab on your way out the door on a busy morning. Would even be good with a salad for lunch.
One Pan Mexican Sweet Potato Bake: I like to make something like this on the weekend to have on hand for busy weeknights. Feel free to change up the spices and veggies.
White Bean Hummus with Fresh Thyme and Basil: I try to make this once per week. It is SO easy, can be used as a dip with veggies, on a sandwich, or added to salad dressing to make it "creamy". It's a great way to use up leftover herbs too!
Chickpea Salad: This is great to make for quick lunches. Adapt the recipe to fit ingredients you have on hand!
And don't forget the EXERCISE
Check out these Les Miles videos you can do at home.
Get in EXTRA STEPS wherever you can.
Yes, yardwork counts!!! Put your heart into it, and you can definately log it as calories well burned. And remember... YOUR ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK