Thursday, August 15, 2013

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Health

A Grocery Guide to Healthy Eating--

Today, we're sharing some tips for healthy eating.  Healthy eating obviously starts at the grocery store, and one of our fashion law blog friends, Shelley from The Legal BombSHELL shared this list with us to share with you.

Happy Shopping!
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Hey Bombshells!
As you know, I’ve been on my healthy living kick for a while. In fact, I’ve been on it so much that I can honestly say it’s turned into more of a lifestyle now. Of course I have little slip-ups here and there, but overall I make much better choices when I eat. I could probably do a week’s worth of posts on healthy eating alone (which I may just do in the near future lol). However for today’s post I decided to focus on what the components of a healthy grocery list look like. So many people want to make healthier meals, but just don’t know where to start. These are just basics that you can use to make countless dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
Vegetables
Spinach, mixed salad greens, onions (yellow and red), mushrooms, bell pepper (red, yellow, green), asparagus, tomato, broccoli, green beans (fresh), carrots, cucumber, avocado
Fruits
Banana, blueberries, strawberries, apples, pink grapefruit, lemon, lime and pineapple, grapes dried fruit (i.e. raisins)
Dairy & Non-Dairy
Skim milk, unsweetened almond milk (plain or vanilla), non-fat greek yogurt, egg whites, feta cheese, blue cheese crumbles
Grains
Oatmeal (no flavored packets, too much sugar), quinoa and brown rice, whole grain sandwich thins
Meats
Salmon (wild-caught, not farm-raised), chicken breast, lean ground turkey breast, turkey/chicken sausage, veggie burgers
Miscellaneous
Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, cooking spray, salt, black pepper, cinnamon, vanilla extract, garlic powder, lemon pepper, protein powder, organic almond butter, raw almonds, maple syrup
It is easier if you plan your meals at the beginning of the week, therefore you aren’t frantically trying to figure out what you’re going to eat when you come home from work and are dog-tired and hungry. The bulk of your meal should consist mostly of veggies, with a side of protein and a side of grains. Please note that I don’t have sugar or butter listed. Your food and veggies can be prepared using extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), coconut oil and/or cooking spray. You can get your sugar fix from fresh fruit or using vanilla extract and/or a small amount of maple syrup in your food.
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Thanks Shelley!!

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