Lately, I’ve become more flexible with how I structure our meals and less vigilant about making sure Jeremy and I have two vegetables or a fruit AND a vegetable with every lunch and dinner. As a result, meal-planning has become a lot easier and we have been more satisfied with our food.
One of my wonderful readers suggested the topic for today’s post, and I’m very excited to address it! I’m tackling the topic of diet and bone health, particularly from a Mediterranean diet point of view. Thankfully, there is quite a bit that we can do to protect our bones from getting weaker over time.
One of the biggest barriers to eating well on a budget is the “tiredness factor”. Sometimes (often), I come home from work so tired that all I want to do is sit on the couch with Jeremy and watch Netflix or read a book. Chopping, prepping, stirring, and heating all sound nearly impossible to me on those days. Jeremy is super sweet and always willing to help out, but I know that he’s exhausted on those days, too!
Breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day, right? The only problem is that morning is also the busiest time of day for a lot of us, meaning that breakfast can become a bit of an afterthought.
When it comes to breakfast, I’m all about making sure my meal tastes great (this should go without saying, but sadly in this day in age, it doesn’t.), is easy and quick to prepare (I’m not a morning person), and aligns with the Mediterranean diet.
I’m a huge fan of snacking. I know that some people prefer “three square meals” and nothing more, but I rarely make it through a day without a snack at some point. According to Mintel, 94% of Americans snack at least once a day, so apparently I’m in good company. ;)