Tips for Good Nutrition Month | Good Food Made Simple

Tips for Good Nutrition Month

Nov 14, 2016

Eating healthy is always a priority for the team at Good Food Made Simple. But when a month comes around dedicated to nutrition (November is Good Nutrition Month!) we try even harder with our veggies and whole grains. Since we know it’s not always easy to make healthy choices, we’ve asked our ambassador Kristina LaRue of Love & Zest to share some of her favorite tips for staying on track.

Try some of Kristina’s tips below or show us your own by tagging us on Instagram @GFMSimple.

Stocking your kitchen with staples. There are some foods that are so nutritious and versatile that they should be in every kitchen. Some of my must-haves include: eggs (The expression “if you like something try it with an egg on top,” is SO TRUE), frozen whole wheat bread or waffles – I like Good Food Made Simple’s frozen whole grain waffles—frozen berries and greens (usually spinach or baby kale), frozen garlic, some type of nut butter, extra virgin olive oil, canned tuna, lentils, and beans. You’d be surprised how many meals you can create with these basics.

Brown-bagging it at work. Packing a lunch is an easy way to keep your day organized and maintain healthy eating habits. Plus, it’ll save you from a hunger-induced fast-food meal. Good Food Made Simple’s Breakfast and Entrée Burritos are perfect for storing in your office freezer for a delicious lunch without the prep. They’re made with wholesome, simple ingredients so you can feel comfortable indulging in a Buffalo Chicken or Turkey Sausage Burrito when noon strikes! Pair these entrees with a bag of steamed carrots or side salad to get in even more veggies and keep hunger at bay.

Getting back on track after over-indulging. We’re all bound to side step from our healthy routines once in a while. The important thing is to not punish yourself or dwell on that extra piece of pizza or cake. The best way to get back on track is to start fresh with a nutritious breakfast. I’ll have a bowl of Good Food Made Simple’s hearty Organic Steel Cut Oatmeal topped with fresh fruit and nut butter or a spinach smoothie to reboot my healthy habits.

Experiment with healthy alternatives. There are so many gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan labels out there it’s hard to keep track. Whether you have dietary restrictions or not, it can be fun experimenting with different ingredients. Swap in almond flour for regular flour in your favorite muffins or coconut milk instead of cow’s milk in your smoothie. The result might be terrible (that’s always a risk in the kitchen!) or it could be a new household favorite.

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