The other day someone asked me for my number one piece of advice for how to eat well on a daily basis. For a moment I was totally thrown for a loop. One, single most important piece of advice?!
Eventually I came up with the one key to my ability to eat well every day. Go to the grocery store or local market on a regular basis. Yes, even when you do not want to and you would rather do anything else. When you go to the market, stock up on fresh food and fresh produce.
I had a crazy weekend. I was on the run from noon time on Friday until 2 o’clock this afternoon when I got home. I walked in the door, brought my bags up to my room, threw in a load of laundry, had a glass of water, made a grocery list and got back into the car and drove straight to Whole Foods.
Fresh produce is KEY to eating well. So I end up going to the grocery store at least twice a week. I make sure to incorporate fresh produce into all three of my daily meals and most of my snacks.
Smoothies: bananas, blue berries, yogurt
Lunch: salads – filled with fresh vegetables
Dinner: vegetables, protein, etc.
Tonight’s dinner was a big hit:
Whole wheat pasta, homemade pesto, sautéed vegetables (zucchini, onion, orange pepper) mixed in with freshly cooked chicken breast, and chopped up tomato. I loved this dinner and it was really easy to put together. I am excited that there are leftovers for tomorrow night.
Lunch tomorrow will be a salad, and I am already looking forward to it.
It’s been quite a weekend, so I am wrapping up and heading for bed. See you tomorrow!