Some of us are having to live with fewer funds these days. When operating with a tight budget, food shopping is a struggle and we don’t always make the best choices. You can eat well and healthy on a budget. A little preplanning can go a long way. Here are my tips on getting good and healthy food on a budget.
I’m over hearing about the latest diet or which one is better. We get sucked into the easy claim that “you can lose 7 pounds in 7 days”. The reality is, there is no perfect diet, no better diet or best diet. It just doesn’t exist.
Everyone is different. You are biochemically unique. We are different genders and ages, with different body types, and different lifestyles. Have different interests, health goals, and activity levels. So, to think that there is one “perfect” diet that will work for everyone is crazy. The perfect diet for you is the one that you enjoy, makes you feel your best, and that you can maintain long-term.
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.
Is the steady influx of non-stop free food wreaking your healthy eating plan?
When we step into the office we are overwhelmed everyday with lots of food options: free bagel day, birthday cake celebrations, free pizza lunch, candy jar, free soda… It can be hard to stay on track when you see and smell food everywhere.
“Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” -Edward Stanley
When it comes to eating healthy, meal planning is one of the easiest things you can do to set yourself up for success. As a nutritionist, my role is to help my clients create meal plans. This is a much-needed life skill that will help you improve your health for the long run.
Mason jar salads are easy to prep, make lunches super convenient during the week, beautiful and super healthy!!
Tips on making delicious and healthy mason jar salads.
Bone broth is loaded with flavor and nutrients and can be made easily in your crock-pot. I always have it on-hand in my freezer. It’s great for sipping or as a base for soups, stews, or sauces. Also, the chicken cooked in the crock-pot is always flavorful and tender. I will freeze it in one to two cups packs and use for salads, soups, tacos, any recipe that calls for cooked chicken.
Are you shopping at Costco?
If not, it’s time to try them out. If you live within an hour of one, it’s well worth the drive. Whether you are a single shopper, a couple or feeding a large family, you will find great products for everyone that wants to eat well and save money.
Here is the link to my personal Costco favorites. My focus is on whole foods and paleo so my favorites may be different than yours. I left some space open so that you can customize the list to your taste and what your local Costco carries.
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What Are Coconut Aminos?
Coconut aminos are a soy-free and gluten-free delicious alternative to soy sauce or tamari. Made from just two ingredients, coconut tree sap, and salt. Coconut aminos are great for anyone that is that is avoiding soy or gluten for health reasons.
Coconut aminos are still dark in color and have a good balance of rich, sweet-savory flavor but not as salty as soy sauce or tamari. I use coconut aminos in place of soy sauce in stir-fries, salad dressings, marinates or for dipping foods like sushi.
You can find coconut aminos in most grocery stores. Even Costco is carrying the Big Tree Farms brand.
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.