We want to eat better...
We want to buy less processed, healthier ingredients…
We don't want to sacrifice our taste buds to the fitness gods...
BUT... we have no idea where to start!
Let's reflect, what do we need to eat?
Most of what we consume includes some combination of carbohydrates, fats, and protein. Obviously, this is simplistic; I'm leaving out a LOT - vitamins and minerals, for instance.
For most of us, a typical meal consists of some meat and veggies with a mostly-carbohydrate base, like rice or bread.
Given the seemingly endless permutations of these macro-nutrients, how can we choose what is best for us?
Or maybe we know what to choose… we just shop in such a rush that we get what we can. Let's be real, we can't be on top of every little detail all the time. How do we deal with this?
What could work:
1. Make a list before shopping
2. Stick to the list while shopping
Now, that second part can be tricky if you can't find exactly what you're looking for, but I promise you that making a list will have you spending less time at the supermarket and more on your projects, kids, and hobbies.
Now, where to start to make said list? Below, I compiled a set of some sources of carbs, proteins, and fats that I feel are best for our bodies. I made sure not to discard the ones we love and are allowed to indulge in every now and then. Remember, it's a journey: it has to be sustainable and enjoyable.
Use these ideas as a reference. Then, make your own list, taking into account the items you like and would like to try. Of course, you want to be mindful of any allergies or conditions that you might have!
I promise you: expert meal prepper or not, these options can be very useful!
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