Updated: Oct 17, 2019
Ever get into a rut where you eat the same things every day? Or, maybe you crave sugar every day and know by the adding on another hole to your belt loop that you need to quit. I am one for routine, so I can create a habit that looks something like: wake up, have organic coffee with a whole food/protein bar; lunch time is either a smoothie, Greek yogurt, or another protein bar; dinner is a glass of wine paired with cheese, a whole grain, and some veggies. Hmm. This does not read like a scrumptious cookbook! On the contrary. Our eating cycles can get dull. If variety is the spice of life, we need to find some motivating inspiration to expand our nutritional pallet!
Let's shake ourselves into culinary adventure with these resources!
Nutritional Makeover, here we come! :
Read a book on wholesome, clean nutrition. Here is a fun one: The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, By Johnny Bowden, Ph.D. C.N.S.
Do you feel the desire to expand your healthy pallet? Look no further than this book! The author shares research-based food facts on what to eat and why. From artichokes to vinegar, the reader learns powerful benefits each food holds. I found myself making a grocery list of new items to try, adding bee pollen and guava reminders to purchase! The images in this book are appealing, and despite the 150 foods to read through, it has a pleasant flow to understanding the nutrient nuggets of food descriptions. If you want to re-ignite a wholesome way of eating, dive into this gourmet-buffet of food and their healing components! Coffee, red wine, and tea made the list, oh yes they did!
* Find this nourishing book: https://www.amazon.com/150-Healthiest-Foods-Earth-Revised/dp/1592337643
Simplify. Get the meal's ingredients mailed straight to your door!
- Purple Carrot www.purplecarrot.com/
This is 100% plant-based meals. Fresh ingredients delivered each week. Discover your favorite meals, all based on the power of plants. This is one I want to try!
- Blue Apron www.blueapron.com/ I have a fair share of friends who subscribe to Blue Apron and not one of them has stated anything negative. They appreciate the array of healthy foods and recipes.
- Hello Fresh www.HelloFresh.com
We tried this service for about 3 months. I chose the 2 person meal plan. My Husband thought the portions were too small. Though the ingredients appeared to be clean and healthy, none of them were labeled as organic or non-GMO. One perk of Hello Fresh is that the offer many deals and discounted service trials.
Try a new kitchen appliance! Mix things up- make cooking interesting!
- NutriBullet NBR-1201 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System
I have used one of these for years, making soups, smoothies, chutneys, pestos and more! Approx. $50 https://www.amazon.com/NutriBullet-NBR-1201-12-Piece-High-Speed-Blender/dp/B007TIE0GQ/
- FoodVille MF02 Rechargeable Milk Frother Handheld Foam Maker with Stainless Whisk
I love making lattes and bulletproof coffee with a handheld frother. It also makes frothy matcha lattes, which are a perfect sub for coffee! Approx. $16 https://www.amazon.com/FoodVille-MF02-Rechargeable-Bulletproof-Cappuccino/dp/B07HSQKG3J/
Thanks for reading, my friends & foodies! :-)
What is your most recent nutrition kick- good or bad?