I know that you know that fresh veggies are a great source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber and are an important part of a balanced healthy diet. But what about frozen veggies?
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.
Grilling intensifies the flavor of fresh veggies and is an easy way to add a simple tasty side to your main dish. Click below for a handy chart to provide you with easy guidelines for prepping and cooking veggies for optimal results.
The official start of summer is here and that means you will be out and about more. Vacation, kid’s soccer games, baseball games, hiking, weekend getaways… So, you need some travel snacks options that aren’t all processed packaged junk. Below is my list of go-to of snacks that are packable.
Would you spend more time in your kitchen if looked better? Maybe? 😊 Kitchen remodels can be very expensive and overwhelming. I’m going to share some very budget friendly ideas that I did that can help you with your kitchen makeover.
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.
OMG!! I love this meal! Why? It’s yummy. It’s easy. It’s got veggies baked in. It makes great leftovers and it freezes well. So, it’s great for now or later. It is also perfect for anyone with food allergies to wheat or eggs. The recipe omits the eggs and replaces bread crumbs with high-protein quinoa. Don't worry it's got loads of veggies baked inside so it will not be dry. I promise.
Spaghetti squash is a wonderful winter veggie that has a neutral flavor and will soak up any sauce or seasoning you serve it with, so it works well in many recipes. It’s a tasty and healthy substitution for regular pasta. Can be paired with Italian meat sauce, meatballs, garlic or Parmesan. You can also use it in casseroles or a substitute for hash browns.
A salad for breakfast?? WHAAA?? It sounds a little crazy but there is no rule that breakfast has to be a “breakfast food”. This Breakfast Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs and Avocado is a perfectly balanced breakfast (or lunch or dinner)! It’s quick enough to throw together for a weekday morning. Also, a great way to get some extra veggies in.
Are you ready to spring forward this weekend? I’m not happy about losing an hour or walking the dog in the dark for the next month but I am excited about warmer weather. It's not very spring like in Denver yet, so to help make it feel more like spring, you can start cooking with some springtime veggies.
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.