Lifestyle & Nutrition Blog
What better way to ring in the New Year than committing to eating a healthier diet. There is a growing body of research on healthy eating habits that supports what we already know: the more meals we prepare and consume at home, the healthier most of us are. That being said, for many of us, the task of shopping, planning, prepping and cooking most meals at home is more than we can handle!
Fortunately, we have access to many resources that can lighten the ‘kitchen workload’ and still allow us to eat healthy. Meal Prep websites, books and blogs are easy to access and many times free. Depending on your approach to healthy eating (low-sugar, Whole 30, Paleo or Vegetarian) there is an abundance of solid information to assist with grocery lists, preparation tips, meal plans and recipes.
Many grocery stores are now offering online ordering and curbside pick-up as a convenient option for weekly grocery shopping. This service can still support healthy eating and preparing more meals at home but will save you time by not having to shop yourself.
Meal Kit delivery services are another way to home-cook healthy meals with the added convenience of most of the food prep done by the company. Many of these meal-kit companies offer a variety of meal plan options. Paleo, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Vegan and Vegetarian are just a few of the specialty diets that you can order online and have delivered. One of the great things about these kits is that even beginner cooker can navigate the recipes and most meals are ready in 30 minutes or less. Sun Basket is one of my favorites as it is organic and reasonably priced and has options for 1, 2 or 4 people per meal. See below for links to the most popular meal-kit services.
So, make 2018 your year to be well. I challenge all of you to eat more meals at home, embrace taking control of your health and don’t be afraid to try new things. Who knows, you might like it!!!!.............oh, and don’t forget to use your slow-cooker or your Instant Pot, it’s a game changer!
Meal Kit Services
Sun Basket - https://sunbasket.com/
Blue Apron - https://www.blueapron.com/
Hello Fresh - https://www.hellofresh.com/
Purple Carrot - https://www.purplecarrot.com/ (this is a vegetarian option)
Green Chef - https://greenchef.com/home
Plated - https://www.plated.com/
Home Chef - https://www.homechef.com/
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