I have a great memory.
When it comes to a "to do" list or "to buy" list I can pretty much wing it!
I am not going to lie here, I have gotten into the car after a marathon shop, waiting in line and checking out and found....I forgot the asparagus and I was making asparagus soup for dinner.
Hello! Bad language is followed by getting back out of the car and going back into the store. Grrrr! Who has got the time for such nonsense?
What a waste of time, not to mention a waste of money as I always find a few more yummy thing I just have to have!
So I make a list.
Actually I have a list of all the common ingredients I use in my meal preparation, on my ipad and my computer.
As I am creating the menus for the week, I check off the stuff that I need to get. Easy!
It also helps with a impromptu inventory of what I already have.
No more, "yes dear I bought more avocados and we have 4 rotting in the fridge, ouch."
They say that for every minute you spend in a grocery store over 30 minutes, you will spend at least $1 per minute.
Get out fast!
Wonder why they rearrange the store so frequently? It keep you running around in circles looking for the food on your list but passing all kinds of alluring treats.
Marion Nestle has written a great book titled " What to Eat" that has a whole section on the psychology used by food stores to get us to buy more food. They are just so tricky.
Really interesting and lets you see through the "matrix"!
So do a little list building of your own.
Once you have the basics down you can add new stuff as you start to add to your diet.
Having a list will help you to speed through through the store, save you from buying impulse items, have the food to create complete healthy meals and avoid the need to grab something yucky because there isn't anything in the house to eat.
Let me know how you do.
A, hell no!
I know I should be lady-like about it but really....
You can eat the food you love and be healthy. Really no lie.
I see recipes, buy cookbooks and magazines that are filled with "normal" recipes. I am a foodie. I love food and not just the healthy kind but....all of it!
I choose to be healthy.
So what's the key? Conversion!
Knowledge and conversion. You can take almost any recipe and make it healthy.
Yes there are a few exceptions and I need to erase... those.... from.... my.... mind.
You just need to know how to do it.
Milk, yogurt, sour creme, whipped cream - you can make anything that has these in the recipe and not use dairy. You can drink milkshakes and eat ice cream. No really I do and they are delicious and shhhhhh, good for you!
Any dish with meat in it can be made healthier by using a smaller portion and make mine antibiotic, hormone free and grass fed. Happy animals make healthy food, if you're a meat eater!
Wheat flour can be deliciously replaced with almond flour, rice flour or a who host of alternatives. Plus there are tons of super yummy gluten-free baked goods. Seriously, I have tried them and so has many of my unsuspecting dinner guest.
Sugar can be replaces with either raw organic sugar , honey, agave, stevia and fruit. There are tons of options.
Oh and in case you don't know me.....There are chocolates that are rockin' good for your health....!
So if you are really wanting to change your health in a natural and long termed way.
Convert! It is delicious and sooo easy!
I am a digestive health coach. I help my clients have more energy and a eliminate digestive problems by eating food they love!