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One Easy Way to Eat Healthier

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Sometimes I find eating healthy at home to be easy.  Other times it feels like an impossible task.  It all depends on one thing: whether or not I prep produce after grocery shopping.

This may sound trivial, but buying, washing, and chopping fruits and veggies is the determining factor in whether or not my family eats well in a given week.  When fresh produce is visible and easy to grab on-the-go, we eat it.  When it’s hidden down in the back of a drawer or requires much preparation at dinnertime, we don’t.

So recently, I’ve been making a big effort to plan ahead.  Below is a peek at what we’ll be eating this week.

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Plums, bell peppers, cucumbers, and eggplant.

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Carrots, watermelon, and pineapple.

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Grapes and cherry tomatoes.

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I also cooked a batch of wild rice, to add to salads and eat under spicy eggplant & bell pepper saute I plan to make later this week.

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And for a more substantial snack, I made a trail mix from plantain chips, flaked coconut, dark chocolate, raw almonds, honey roasted peanuts, dried blueberries, and cereal.

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When you have these appealing healthy foods all ready to go, they’re probably what you’ll reach for when hunger strikes.  It’s an easy way to set yourself up for success!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Caroline @ After Dinner Dance
    October 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Preparing fruits and veggies ahead really does make all the difference! I just always forget (or am too lazy!) to roast veggies on the weekends. I know I would up my veggie intake a lot if I did. New goal! 🙂

    • Reply
      Amelia
      October 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      I know, it’s hard to make it happen, but when it happens life is much easier!

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