4 Easy, No-Prep Freezer Meals

4-easy-no-prep-freezer-mealsDo you ever feel like cooking, especially healthy meals, is hard? I do. Especially if you’re only cooking for one (which is how I started). And honestly, while I like leftovers, I can’t just prep on Sunday and eat the same breakfasts, lunches, and dinners all week. I just can’t.

When I was first cooking for myself (as a junior in college, living off campus), I didn’t really know where to start. I knew how to cook – my mom had taught me the basics. And I’m pretty good at following directions from the internet. But actually buying the right groceries, making healthy stuff without breaking the bank, not having a ton of food waste – all that was hard.

One of the first things I did to make it easier for myself to cook more often without wasting food, money, or too much time was what I call freezer meals. Read more

Simple Green Smoothie 30-Day Challenge: Review and Recap

Simple Green Smoothie 30-Day Challenge_ Review and Recap

A while ago I joined the Simple Green Smoothie 30-Day Challenge – you can read about why I decided to do it here. But now that the challenge is said and done, it’s time to recap. I want to talk about my thoughts on the challenge, as well as if I met my goals that I set up in the first post.

The Challenge

For those of you who have never heard of this challenge before, I highly recommend you check out their site. Basically, the idea is to have a green smoothie (all smoothies include 2 cups of vegetables) every day for 30 days. They send an email at the beginning of the week with all of that week’s recipes and the shopping list. You can also buy all of the recipe cards ahead of time for $5 if you need more time to plan. I chose not to do that since I always go grocery shopping on Sunday anyway.

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Simple Green Smoothie 30-Day Challenge: Why I’m Doing It and Why You Should Join

My fiancé loves podcasts, and every once in awhile he convinces me to listen with him. This past weekend, we were listening to an episode of Smart Passive Income where Pat Flynn (the host) was interviewing one of the women of SimpleGreenSmoothies.com about their site, their company, and most of all, about their 30-day challenges.

Simple Green Smoothies is a blog and company all about, you guessed it, simple green smoothies. They have tons of recipes, along with books and other guides to help you with making green smoothies a part of your life. They claim to help you lose weight and boost your energy, which considering I’m getting married in about 2 months, sounded like just what I need this spring. I’ve even convinced my fiancé to do it with me! Read more

6 Basics of Healthy Eating

6 Foundations of Healthy EatingI hate diets, and I hate meal plans. For a long time, and like many other girls and women, I struggled with body image and with my relationship to food. It felt like every time I went to eat something, a million negative and guilty thoughts went through my head about my meal choice – how many calories, what did I already eat today, what was I going to eat later, was this the “perfect” meal/snack/food for what I was trying to achieve. Eventually, I was able to simplify my diet, lose weight, and stop stressing about food every day – all by living by these 5 simple rules of healthy eating: Read more