Updated: Feb 1
Hi friend! I hope you are doing well! :)
I get SO inspired and excited about new things, but having simple + practical steps to get from 'point a' to ‘point b’ is tremendously helpful and allows me to really sustain changes. As you may be thinking about ways to transform your health, like changing things up with food, I wanted to share with you a few “bite-sized” ways to increase health and decrease overwhelm!
Here are 3 of my favorite ways to meal prep whole foods to have beautiful nutrients on hand for the week ahead! Having healthy options available to us increases our follow-through amidst any super busy days or bumps in the road throughout the week. It's really all of the little habits in our days that add up to helping us heal, sustain optimal health, and prevent disease.
The little things are the BIG things!
Eggs: perfect little protein packages
Pick up a dozen eggs while grocery shopping this week. Prepare a big pot of boiling water, and gently add in your dozen eggs. Boil for 10 minutes. If you would prefer a softer boiled egg, I recommend boiling for 7 minutes instead. Cool them in a bowl of ice water, peel, and store in your fridge for a protein-ready source throughout your week. Toss them on to salads or enjoy them seasoned with salt and pepper or your favorite spice blend!
2. Sweet Potatoes: vitamins, minerals, + fiber
Grab a bag of sweet potatoes, and preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Prick around the potatoes with a fork, lightly grease them, and wrap each potato in a little section of foil. Bake for ~30 minutes and store these in the fridge to pull from throughout the week to use as the base of a meal or as a side!
3. Nuts: healthy fats for fuel
Pick out some of your favorite nuts at the store— almonds, walnuts, cashews, etc. Portion out servings of ¼ cup in little ziplock bags or to-go containers. Toss these in your purse or keep some at your desk for healthy bites throughout the day to keep your blood sugar levels stable for steady energy.
Each of these foods has a pretty low glycemic index, meaning they convert to sugar in your body more slowly than other foods that would more significantly heighten blood sugar and cause energy spikes and crashes. So, in adding in these foods to your day instead of white rice, bread, or sweetened yogurts, you're providing your body with more slow-burning fuel that will give you more stable energy levels for your day! :)
I hope you have fun incorporating one of these foods into your week! Comment and let me know how it goes! I would love to hear!
If you are interested in learning more about how to increase your energy levels and transition to a more wholesome eating lifestyle, I would love to talk with you and support you on that journey to upgrading your body's nourishment which will help to detox your body from harmful ingredients, supply it with powerfully boosting foods, and prevent disease!
Cheering you on,