Taking control of your nutrition means cooking more than you were before. Sorry to burst your bubble if you thought differently! Whether you love spending time in the kitchen or it feels like a necessary evil, we know that having the right kitchen tools to hand can help minimize the time spent on less enjoyable tasks. Some of these might seem like a bit of a splurge, but trust us, they’re worth it!
If you struggle to make time to sit down and have a healthy breakfast in the morning then you are not alone! It’s no wonder cereal became such a staple as demands on our time have continued to increase. Pouring your breakfast out of a box takes 20 seconds! So how can a healthy breakfast comprised of real whole foods even begin to compete with that kind of efficiency? Even if you can carve out 10 to 15 minutes to sit and eat something, you often don’t have the luxury of cooking or preparing a full breakfast. So, with time constraints as a major factor for consideration, we’ve put together a list of healthy breakfast options that includes simple recipes that you can easily prep ahead. And of course, because we’re realistic, there’s also a few options that require no cooking or prep at all!
This kitchen makeover guide is here to walk you through the process of cleaning out your fridge and pantry one healthy step at a time. Decision fatigue is a real thing in this day and age! Whether you’re buying a new washing machine or simply trying to pick a cereal brand for the kids, the vast options available to us make the decision-making process overwhelming. Well, it’s not any different when it comes to cleaning out your fridge and pantry. What should you keep and what to throw away?
Does a nutrient dense kitchen have to come with such a high price? Food is essential to our survival and yet when it comes to figuring out the household budget, the weekly cost of groceries are often the first line item to come under scrutiny. Whatever your circumstances, being budget conscious when it comes to food selection is understandably a significant consideration. We need to eat every day! But do we really need to buy organic produce or select grass-fed, pasture-raised animals, that often carry a premium price tag?
Maintain lean muscle and curb cravings by munching on snacks that pack a decent serving of protein and keep sugars low. Protein is notoriously hard to come by when you’re traveling, on-the-go or don’t have access to a refrigerator. For all those occasions when you’re feeling peckish and need a snack to take the edge off your hunger, make the right call and reach for something that’s got a decent serving of protein in it too! Read on for 9 of our favorite portable protein snacks that contain at least 9g of protein, taste great & are packed full of nutritious ingredients that keep your body feeling full and fueled!
Eating out can be a challenge, so I recently I perused Subway’s entire menu and came up with these 9 healthy picks for you to enjoy the next time you’re on the go and decide to “eat fresh”. Living up to its tagline, Subway is pretty nutritionally sound these days with its chicken made from 100% white chicken and containing less than 1% soy protein. Subway also says all its chicken is raised without antibiotics and is free of artificial flavors and preservatives.
Finding high protein meals at your favorite fast food stops like Panera can be a challenge. Just because you’re picking something that appears healthy doesn’t mean it’s gonna have a lot of protein, and vice versa, a lot of protein doesn’t necessarily make a meal “healthy” either. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or simply looking to keep your body composition in check, choosing wisely at places like Panera can go a long way to helping you reach your goals.
A lot of clients and people in general often reach out to me asking what to do when they reach a weight loss plateau. Typically what they’re referring to is a lack of positive movement on the scale. So before validating any kind of a belief that they are at some kind of sticking point, I often like to double check they truly are in need of breaking through a plateau.
Walk down the aisle of any grocery store and you’re bombarded by brightly colored packaging and nutrition labels making all sorts of health claims. From words like “all natural” and “low-fat” to long ingredient lists, it can be difficult for consumers to make sense of the nutrition information provided on the packaging. Here at Own Your Eating we want to help you see through the marketing gimmicks and learn to make informed choices you can feel confident about. Read on for some tips to becoming a more savvy food consumer.