Healthy Eating Without Shopping

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Consume every article about healthy eating. Your weightless efforts will be unsuccess­ful if you are not the individual grocery shopping or prepar­ing meals in your house­hold. The odds are stacked against you. Healthy eating requires healthy shopping.

Grab a loaf to make a sandwich? White bread. Reach on top of the refrigerator for snack? Potato chips. Open the refrigerator for a drink? Soda pop. It’s like trying to navigate a minefield.

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Health without shopping

Clearing land minds requires sophisti­cated detec­tion with ground-penetrating radar, among other equip­ment. You can search and discard all the bad foods. But it won’t do much good if someone is laying new mines every week.

You need to form a truce. Talk to your spouse, your mom, or room­mate. Communi­cate your nutrition goals. Look up recipes and make a shopping list. Offer to prepare a recipe per week or chop and prep ingre­dients for multiple meals. By working together, you can reach healthy weight goals.

Chop Salad

One recommendation is to eat more fruits and vegetables. This is not the same as drinking juices. You need the fiber within the foods. A chop salad is a hearty meal replace­ment each day.

Finely chop a few days worth of celery, carrots, snap peas, bell pepper, and cabbage. These item preserve well. Refrigerate in an airtight container. When you are ready for a quick salad, optionally add dark leafy greens (kale), cucumber slices, and tomatoes. Toss into a large bowl. I like to include brown rice, couscous, or quinoa. Add nuts and crasins (dried cranberries) for sweetness and crunchiness. Get creative with what you have in the refrigerator.

You can make dressing in advance or drizzle olive oil and a splash of apple cider vinegar. Include a half teaspoon of real maple syrup or honey if you like. Sprinkle with salt and pepper before mixing in a salad bowl. For more suggestions, visit the Delicious Salads board on Pinterest.

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