Eating healthy doesn’t have to be bland and boring.
It doesn’t have to feel like a “diet”.
Actually, quite the opposite! And when you can “get that”, then you will get amazing results and most importantly, you will be able to maintain them……… forever!
All it takes is a little bit of investment in your time into finding delicious and healthy recipes and also in spending some time in the kitchen…… but it’s worth it!
As we all know, in order to speed metabolism so that we can burn calories all the time, we have to eat a small meal every 3-4 hours. That can be hard if we don’t have a plan and prep some meals and snacks ahead of time.
It can also be hard, if we “hate” the “diet” food we are eating. Because, if that’s the case, we will most likely end up binging and falling off the wagon. But when you enjoy what you are eating, you can be more consistent and get better results.
So here is what you do:
- Take 15 minutes to surf the web, look in magazines or books for healthy recipes.
- Write out an entire meal plan for the week.
- Make a grocery list of what you need.
- Set a specific date and time to do your groceries for the week.
- Take one or two days a week to prep a bunch of meals and/or healthy snacks.
One of my favorite ways to use a can of diced tomatoes is a turkey meatloaf, one of my favorite weeknight healthy meals.
Turkey Meatloaf Recipe
Turkey meatloaves cook in about an hour and they are so versatile. You can adjust them to whatever spices, vegetables, herbs and flavors you like. And not only that, but turkey is a great source of protein (which you need to build lean and toned muscles), and its loaded with tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that can be converted into serotonin and melatonin, which cause a calming effect and could possibly help regulate sleep. So it’s great for dinner!
Check out this great healthy recipe for an Italian Turkey Meatloaf.
Italian Turkey Meatloaf
- 2 lbs ground lean turkey breast
- 1 can diced tomatoes with their juice
- ¼ cup cottage cheese
- 2 egg whites
- 1 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
- s&p to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients. Place the mixture onto a lined baking sheet and form into a long and flat meatloaf. Bake for Bake 1 hour or until the internal temperature of meatloaf is well-done, 165ºF
You are going to love this! It really is delicious and easy to make, and super healthy.
And I love it for dinner, but I also like to have it as a snack since its got vegetables in it also. Its super portable so I just cut a slice or two, throw it in a Ziploc bag and off I go.
Now all you need to do after a good night’s rest from the tryptophan in the turkey meatloaf, is get up early in the morning tomorrow and try this awesome Legs & Butt Workout.
This is my shopping list, I use an app for it. It makes it so much easier.
This is my Meal Plan for the week. I always put it on my phone in my Notes section.
There are so many ways to making quick and easy healthy meals.
As a busy mom myself, I need quick meals that I can get on the table in 30 minutes or less. So I always have great ingredients in my pantry and fridge to help me make quick and healthy meals. Ingredients like a can of diced tomatoes, which I talk about in my video.
Tryptophan Legs & Butt Workout
A1. 30 Dumbbell Squats
A2. 30 Reverse Lunges with Hip Flexion (per side)
A3. 30 Stability Ball Hip Extensions
A4. 30 Stability Ball Leg Curls
Rest 60 seconds and repeat 2 more times.
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Michelle has emerged as one of the nation’s foremost fitness professionals through a combination of both formal training and real-life experience. Michelle was born with the GIFT OF INFLUENCING! She has dedicated the last 15 years of her life to helping women get fit and healthy in a “balanced” manner. And her vision and mission in life is to positively influence the lives of women no matter what stage of their life they are in, to live a BALANCED healthy and fit life. She has worked with all walks of life, from celebrities to working moms, menopausal women and pregnant women. Michelle is passionate about inspiring people to get in the kitchen and start enjoying healthy eating. She loves to cook, eat and move.