The biggest struggle with many people that are trying to lose weight or just trying to be healthier is the nutrition aspect. My biggest tip to those starting out is always: PLAN AHEAD. Slips ups typically come when there is simply nothing to eat in your home, so you end up either grabbing something quick (think chips, crackers etc.) or you pick up some fast food. If you can stock up with heathy foods and do a little bulk cooking you will be setting yourself up for success.
What I do before heading to the grocery store is figure out what dinners I'm going to make that week. Then, I make sure I have the ingredients for those recipes and then also shop for breakfast and snack items. This week I decided these would be our dinners:
- Turkey Tacos
- Jamaican Jerk Chicken
From there I needed the following for each meal:
Tacos: Turkey, corn tortillas, taco seasoning, lettuce, tomato and black beans
Chicken Stir Fry: Chicken breasts, stir fry veggies (I just get the pre-cut ones, saves a ton of time), brown rice, cashews
Lasagna: Brown rice lasagna noodles, turkey, marinara sauce, cottage cheese
Jamaican Jerk: Chicken, cloves, green beans, quinoa
Salsa Chicken: Chicken, Salsa, black beans
Then additionally I usually get:
Condiments: ketchup, cholula, sugar free syrup
Breakfast items: eggs, chicken sausage, whole wheat english muffins (For B), 7 grain Ezekiel bread, Vans waffles, oats
Other: Sweet potato chips, sugar free jelly, almond milk, lettuce mix, nitrate free turkey, cheese (for B), Greek Yogurt
Juicing/produce: Cucumbers, lemon, lime, pears, apples, bananas, spinach, ginger
I also have my grocery list tab if you would like to see the items that I typically keep in the house!