Lots of people say they can’t eat healthy because it’s too expensive. And, I get it. Your grocery bill is likely one of the biggest recurring bills you have each month. However, you can make anything work if you want it bad enough. So, as I’ve made the transition to a healthier diet for our family, I’ve had to focus on ways that I can buy more nutritious food without maxing out our grocery budget. While I may spend a little more every once in a while, with a few simple strategies, I’ve been able to stick right within our monthly grocery budget. So, I wanted to share my “tips and tricks” with you so that you know that you too can eat healthy without breaking the budget.
So, winter is officially upon us. Literally…Last week we had our first big snowstorm of the year, and I already feel the ickies upon us all. I don’t know what it is about this time of year (Oh wait, yeah, it’s the debilitating cold, extra time indoors, and overall dreariness of the bleak winter months…), but it seems to bring about sickness and ill-health practices like none other. While I try to maintain healthy living practices all year long, I tend to go a bit into overdrive during the winter months. And, I have a feeling that is only going to be intensified having a little one in tow this year. So, how are we staying healthy this winter? Here are my 5 best tips for keeping you and yours healthy and well all season long. Continue reading
Pretty much anywhere you plug into today – television, websites, social media… – you’ll see a nice trickling of advertisements claiming that if you just purchase XYZ, you’ll get healthy and fit fast. While I am a firm believer in using programs, like the 21 Day Fix, to help you get on track with your health and fitness goals, there is no quick fix to getting healthy. And, even more so, you shouldn’t have to pay a fortune to get healthy, which is what some of those ads will rig you into doing. Instead of buying everything you see advertised, wouldn’t it be easier, if you could just find a few things that worked, stay within your budget, and capitalize on your goals? I’m here to tell you that you can and to share a few easy tips for how to do it. Now, it goes without saying, there is at least some investment when it comes to making positive changes for your health, but you don’t have to max out your budget just to get fit. Follow these tips to get started on your health and fitness journey and stay on your budget at the same time.
You’ve heard it said, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Whether you believe it or not, a full protein-rich breakfast is the best way to start the day, particularly if you have a full day ahead of you and especially if you’re sending your kids off to school. The problem is most of our go-to breakfasts have relatively little protein and a lot of unnecessary ingredients.
I’m a snacker from way back. I’ve always enjoyed eating smaller meals more frequently throughout the day to stay fuller and more satisfied longer. But, there is just one problem. I periodically get tired of the same old snacks all the time. So, in an effort to find some new healthy snack ideas the other day, I was perusing Pinterest. I came up with so many great ideas, I couldn’t help but share! So, if you need an idea for a healthy snack, give one of these options a try!