2016 Meal Plan: The Recipe Guide

2016 Meal Plan: The Recipe Guide

Ready to kick 2016 off with a healthy bang??  Here's your 7-day meal plan and a drool-worthy gallery of pictures featuring some of the beautiful dishes you'll be devouring all week.  The first step?  Grocery Shopping.  Here is your grocery shopping list.  Next up? A little planning and a little prep.  Batch cooking is key, but it takes practice!  Use the batch cooking guide below to keep you organized and your fridge full of nourishing meals all week long!

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Revamp your diet: How to find a happy ‘meatium’

Revamp your diet: How to find a happy ‘meatium’

If you are looking to improve your health, but refuse to bid farewell to meat, you are not alone.  With so much research and media focused around a plant-based diet, it’s no wonder why so many people feel trapped in the meaty catch-22. But have no fear!  Choosing to consume meat doesn’t automatically disqualify you from the elusive “healthy eating club”.  There’s a way to reap all of the benefits of plant-based foods, while still enjoying animal proteins.  Use these practical strategies below to help you achieve a nourishing and well-balanced meal and find your happy “meatium”.

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How to: Shop healthy and save money

How to: Shop healthy and save money

“Healthy eating is too expensive.”  It’s a phrase I hear all of the time. But in reality, unhealthy eating has big costs and isn’t the most productive way to spend.

First, some nutrition economics: Why do we eat? Plain and simple, we eat to nourish our bodies with the nutrients we need to thrive. Secondly, what is productive spending? Productive spending is getting the most value out of every dollar. 

But how do we define “value” in the world of food shopping? I challenge you to take a moment and ask yourself:  When I purchase food, am I thinking about how many nutrients I am getting for every dollar? If we can switch our mindsets, we can redefine “productive spending” to be about maximizing the amount of nutrients per dollar.

Here are some tips to get the most nutritional bang in your grocery basket:

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