So New Year, new you? Thinking of quitting sugar, quitting processed food, eating more real food, trying gluten-free, grain-free, or going Paleo? I’ve done all of those, and while I’ve landed on a real foods, mostly-veggies-and-meat formula, I’ve collected quite a few tips that work for a wide variety of healthy diets.
Making the switch from convenience food — whether from restaurants or frozen meals — to a whole-foods/real food/homecooked lifestyle does have a learning curve, but once you learn a few tricks and practice them until they become habits, it’ll be a breeze!
Set yourself up for success by trying a few kitchen stocking and ingredient tricks. Here are all my best “tips for eating healthier” and “meal plan” posts:
Stock the kitchen. 30 things I always have in my kitchen for easy, healthy meals.
Stock the freezer. More details on how I stock my freezer with ready-to-go ingredients for easy meals.
Ingredient prep. And why I like it better than meal prep. A list of what to prep, plus some helpful links.
Soup. One of the easiest, most fool-proof, comfort foods out there. Here’s an introduction to what I call “The Soup Method.”
Breakfast. Had enough hash? Here are 9 no-brainer breakfast options.
Lunch. Whether you eat out or in, plan your lunch strategy.
Dinner. Meal planning for people who hate meal planning — like me! Here’s my sort-of, flexible meal plan. For a more detailed plan, with notes about ingredient prep and links to more than 30 recipes, subscribe to my mailing list to get the 12-page download for free.
Make healthy meals easy. No measuring, no weighing, no points, no counting. Well, no counting higher than five. My 5-star formula for healthy, real-food meals.
Tips for success. Here are 15 tips for making eating Paleo easier — but most of them could apply to any real-food plan.
Try putting one of these simpler items into practice for one week, then add another the next week. Small steps mean quick success — and sustainable success.
You can do this! 🙂