Eating healthy has changed every aspect of my life. I feel more confident, sleep better and think more clearly.
But my healthy journey didn’t happen overnight. Over the past two years, I have been making small changes to how I eat and being active nearly everyday (even on the days when I don’t feel like it).
Small shifts to my daily eating habits, trying new fruits and vegetables – combined with tracking my food – has made a huge difference to my health.
Just this week, I saw a friend I hadn’t seen in a few months and she commented on how great I look – glowing, leaner and stronger than the last time she saw me only a few months earlier.
Below are a few of my favourite items for eating healthy and living your best life.
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Dave’s Killer Bread – Breakfast. All. Day. Power-packed with organic, whole-grain nutrition, their bagels, breakfast bread and English muffins will give your morning that extra boost.
Ultrafiltered milk and next step in the superfood movement. JOYYA ultrafiltered milk challenges the long-standing status quo of regular milk, serving up to 16g of protein per 250ml serving. It offers 75 per cent more protein and 25 per cent less lactose (sugar) than regular milk.
Add some pep in one easy step with Mrs. Dash® Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend. A delightful lemon pepper mix of zesty lemon peel with cracked black pepper, coriander, oregano and other spices, it’s a great way to bring big flavor to any meal. This lemon seasoning is perfect for chicken, fish, turkey, ground meat, potatoes and rice.
Post Workout Snack
My own invention that tastes like ice cream. I use this as a post workout treat.
- Frozen BC blueberries and BC strawberries (love local berries!)
- Vega Sports Protein (chocolate is my favourite)
- 1/2 cup of JOYYA ultrafiltered milk
- Splash of water
Blueberries (and other berries such as raspberries and blackberries) are an amazing source of vitamin C. This helps protect cells against damage and also helps with the absorption of iron.
Strawberries are also a great source of vitamins C and K and they provide a healthy amount of fibre, folic acid, manganese and potassium.
I mix the frozen blueberries, strawberries, Vega Sports Protein Powder, small amount of JOYYA ultrafiltered milk. The texture becomes similar to ice cream. Love it!
If I am feeling indulgent, I will add a tablespoon of peanut butter. Good times.
I create a big weekly salad with all the veggies you can think of. On Sundays, I go to my local produce store and buy fruits and veggies for the week. Then I make the weekly salad and it’s ready for the week.
Each night, all I have to do is add a protein dish to the salad and dinner is ready!
Big Weekly Salad:
- Red Cabbage
- Green onions
- Beets – grated
- Yellow and orange peppers
I keep the salad fresh by layering the greens in paper towels (sounds weird, but it works!) and covering the salad with plastic wrap.
I don’t use salad dressings, but I do add pink salt or other seasonings.
About once per week, I add an avocado to the salad (not all the time, because they are high in calories).
Dinner Protein dishes:
- Lean Beef
- Egg whites
I rotate the protein with the salad to mix it up, but also to get different sources of protein. The protein dish is usually put in a pan with a little bit of butter and seasoning or barbecued.
Stay On Track
Everyday I keep track of what I am eating and how much (the portions). I use My Fitness Pal to keep track of my daily food intake. It has helped me so much to stay on track. It’s really made the difference to my weight loss success.
My favourite feature to this food tracker is that you can scan the bar code on the food item you are eating and it will automatically upload the details to your daily food counter in My Fitness Pal. It can also links to your fitness tech gadgets (smart watches, etc).
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