Today on CBS WTOC I shared tips on how to eat healthy at home and what foods to stock up on next time you’re at the grocery store.
My first tip is to eat balanced meals at home using whatever protein, whole
grain and veggie you have on hand, then bring them together using spices, herbs and healthy dips. I like these savory organic plant based dips by Fresh Cravings – they’re made with nut-based protein and superfood ingredients like chia and hemp seeds. The salsa is made with fresh vine-ripened tomatoes and crisp handpicked veggies so it seriously tastes homemade – it’s the #1 chilled organic salsa in the USA. You can find these chilled in the produce section at Walmart, Publix and Kroger. Serve these in homemade tacos, over roasted veggies or grilled lean protein for balanced nourishing meals.
My next tip is build healthy snacks at home by pairing protein with fiber. Some examples are apple with nut butter and veggies with hummus. I like the Premier Protein Shakes because they taste like dessert so it’s hard to believe they are actually good for you. Packed 30 grams of protein, 160 calories and 1 gram of sugar. They’re also shelf stable so a great pantry staple to enjoy with a piece of fruit or incorporated into a recipe. They really make making nutritional choices easy at home. You can find recipes and availability at PremierProtein.com plus more healthy snack ideas on my Instagram.
Meet your nutritional needs
Finally make sure you’re meeting your nutritional needs by incorporating all food groups. Vitamin D and B-12 can be hard to get from diet alone since they’re found naturally in only a handful of foods so make sure you are spending some time outdoors for vitamin D. The Synergy B-12 by Cymbiotika can help fill in vitamin B12 gaps, it’s an organic blend of B12, folate and minerals that support energy levels, mood and memory. Their products help support energy levels, mental focus, and overall wellbeing and you can find them on Cymbiotika.com.