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.
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. ;)
Digestive health has a special place in my heart. I’ve worked in this area of nutrition for about two years and it still gets me fired up each day. :)
Today, I want to talk about several inexpensive nutrition hacks for better digestion. Improving your digestion can get very pricey, but it certainly doesn’t have to.
If you get a room full of nutritionists, health coaches, doctors, and nutrition researchers, they might not agree on much about nutrition (which is what makes nutrition so confusing!!), but I can assure that they will agree on one thing: if we want to feel better and nourish our bodies, we need to eat more vegetables!
I want to tell you about the diet that I believe is the absolute best and that my husband and I follow on a daily basis. I consider the Mediterranean diet to be the most research-supported diet out there for nearly everyone. I believe that this is because it is highly anti-inflammatory, and inflammation is a root cause of many (if not most) of our chronic health problems.
I want to share the process I use week after week to make a whole foods-based, Mediterranean, and budget-friendly meal plan for myself and my husband, Jeremy. It all revolves around planning our core meals for the week.
As Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Planning is essential, but it doesn't have to be super complicated or hard. I'll show you how! Here are the actual steps I follow to plan a week's worth of whole foods-based, Mediterranean, and budget-friendly meals for myself and my husband.