A recent study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that almost two-thirds of American grocery purchases are highly processed foods. In addition, 77 percent of American grocery purchases consist of either moderately or highly processed foods. So today the average American consumes more than 1,000 calories of processed foods every day. WOW that is a lot of processed food!
Here is a super easy slow cooker recipe for you – Taco Meat! You can make up a big batch for easy meals throughout the week or freeze for future meals. You can use it for traditional tacos, in salad or in a taco bowl. Also great with eggs or tossed with a bunch of roasted veggies.
This year make your resolution to not do any resolutions.
Instead, focus on Healthy Behaviors for a Healthier Lifestyle.
Our daily habits like what we eat, how much sleep we get and how much movement we get during the day have a significant influence on our overall well-being. Our habits will positively or negatively affect our overall health.
It you are looking to embrace a healthier lifestyle this year a great way to get started is to track your daily habits. This will help you to identify habits that are affecting the quality of your health. Once you know it will make it much easier to work on habit changes that lead to a healthier you. Many of the resolutions that we make are broad statements that are too challenging, and we end up failing before the month is over. Make this the year of discovery to better guide you to a healthier lifestyle.
Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki is very tender and flavorful, you can serve it with a mix of rice and cauliflower rice or over zucchini noodles. Makes enough to feed a family and the leftovers are yummy. Double the ingredients and stick half in the freezer for future meals. Made with simple ingredients, this meal is a good one to keep in rotation. Serve it with sauteed veggies or steamed broccoli or a large green salad on the side.
Root vegetables are perfect for wintery comfort foods. They are inexpensive, hearty and so versatile. So many ways to prepare and eat them. They are delicious roasted or grilled. They can be made into soups, gratins, hash browns, fries, or root veggies chips. Mashed or pureed.
Can you believe that holidays are right around the corner? Are you ready for the 6 weeks of holiday merriment? The season can quickly derail your health journey and make it so easy just to put off all your good intentions till the new year. Instead make a few changes in your lifestyle to minimize the holiday madness and focus on thriving this year. You just might start the new year off healthier.
Finding yourself eating the same old meals over and over? Are you in a food rut? So how do you get out of a food rut? The simple answer is to eat something different. 😊 To help you think of what different foods to try, I have put together a list of real whole food options to get you thinking.
Freezer Inventory – How to Keep Track of What You Have
As the weather gets cooler, you may actually feel like doing some batch cooking but there’s no room in the freezer to put all your goodies.
It’s time to clear out your freezer and start new. It doesn’t help much if you don’t know what you have in there. Doing a couple of hours of batch cooking is great but you need to eat what you’ve made in a timely manner. There’s no time, money or effort saved if you end up throwing out unmarked or old, unused food. It’s estimated that a 4-person family loses $1,500 a year on wasted food. What could you do with an extra $1,500 per year?
Benefits of Working Out from Home
We all know that exercise will make us stronger, healthier, reduce our stress, energize and help us live longer. So why is it so hard for many of us to stick to a program and go to the gym with consistency?
Italian Meat Sauce!!!
This my favorite meat sauce!! It’s an easy homemade Italian meat sauce recipe that is hearty and tasty. It freezes great so that makes it perfect for batch cooking. Easy go-to meal for busy weeks. Just defrost, add in some sautéed mushrooms and serve over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash. Great dish for real food, paleo, keto and whole 30 eaters.
Hello! I'm Jori Zimmerman, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Savvy. I work with individuals that are looking to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will lead them to living a healthier and higher quality of life.