SIMPLE – WHY ARE HEALTHY FOODS NOT HEALTHY

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“Why aren’t all of these “healthy foods” healthy?  It’s so confusing?”  I was asked that question last week and it has really stuck with me.  Companies market things as health food because that is how they make money.  Consumers like feeling that they are making healthy choices, so companies cater to that good feeling.  

SIMPLE – Simply Creative

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Do you like the idea of eating healthy but think it won’t taste very good?  Do you think it will get boring?  Eating “clean” can be really delicious.  It definitely does not have to be boring.  For the last 4 months my diet has been basically the same dozen foods, every day.  I still discover new ways to prepare my …

SIMPLE – Meal Planning Emotionally

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Meal prep sounds great in theory to many people, it’s kind of like those great ideas we pin on Pinterest for organizing the house or all the great workouts that we will try; some day. So far I have shared ideas on how to physically meal prep and make healthy adjustments to your eating habits. This week I am going …

SIMPLE – Snacks

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Grabbing a fast prepackaged snack seems like such a good idea when we are hungry. Then there is the guilt when we realize that half the chips are gone or that pack of cookies is like a rock in our stomach. Just like with meals, planning your snacks ahead of time can be huge help. You can meet some of …

SIMPLE – Enjoy Locally Grown Produce

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Summer is here and no one wants to spend hours planning meals, grocery shopping or cooking in a hot kitchen. It’s also a time when there is an abundance of fresh local produce available, if you know where to find it. Once you locate all those delicious flavors of summer, you have to have a plan for preparing them before …

SIMPLE – Nutrition Labels

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I posted a survey this past week about nutrition labels. Thanks to everyone that provided input. It was interesting to learn what people are focusing on as they choose their groceries. There was not one particular category that more people chose than others. Calories, fat, protein, sugar content, ingredients and other items were all important to different people in different …

SIMPLE – Eating Healthy on Vacation

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It’s that time of year when we seem to spend more time traveling; attending weddings, graduations, showers, reunions and vacations.  While it is challenging enough to keep your healthy choices on track at home – traveling offers a whole new set of obstacles.   Your schedule is different.  You have no idea what your options will be and the last …

SIMPLE – Veggies and Breakfast

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  Side dishes and breakfast ideas to make meal prep easier Last week we covered some ways to make your week easier by preparing the protein portion of your meals for the week ahead of time. This week we will cover prepping veggies and “starches” for the week along with a few ideas to simplify breakfast.

SIMPLE – Meal Prep – Basic Proteins

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Last week I shared some ideas to add more variety and nutritional value into your meals. Maybe you have picked up on a theme of planning ahead to improve the quality and quantity of meals that you eat at home. This week I am going to go over some ideas to prepare food in just a couple hours that can …

SIMPLE – Nutrition Ninja

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Eating healthy always sounds great until you are faced with a food or food group that you aren’t crazy about.  Then what?  Factor in a family where everyone like and dislikes different things and you can end up playing short order cook or just resorting to the drive thru….again. So how do you get everyone to eat the same balanced …

SIMPLE – Making Healthy Meals

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Making healthy meals from scratch (that everyone likes) while juggling work, carpool and other activities can quickly become overwhelming. Then there is the whole issue of grocery shopping, reading labels can take forever and what are those big long words? Who has time for all of that?