Practical Recipes

The world of food and nutrition has become trendy, opinionated, confusing, and surely impractical at times. No matter how busy  you are or how “far off the wagon” you have fallen, taking the steps towards optimal health is simpilier than you think. They key is following a realistic plan which cuts through all of the “bells and whistles” of trendy nutriton, and getting back to basics. Anyone can follow a diet they find on the internet or at theh book store, but sooner or later it’s inability to sustain your personal lifestyle, past medical history, and individual nutritional needs will  rise to the surface, creating discouragment, more stress, and ending up back at square one. The key to creating long lasting change is taking it from the ground up- getting back to basics.

Before you get bogged down by recipes and thinking about what you should eat, start backwards by “bulk” prepping the healthy foundation of your weekly meals. Rather than knowing exactly what you will be eating, it’s more practical to be prepared with the healthy basics of your meal such as protein, veggies, and whole grains. Once you have the basics prepped, creating the meal is so easy and quick. Food prep is much more important than a perfect meal plan. Meal planning with too many is subject to so many variables, such as coming home late, mood, or appetite.  No matter how busy you are, prepping a few simple foods in advance will ensure a healthy week and help you meet your goals:

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Its always fun to have new foods to try…especially when they are simple, healthy, and of course tasty. Click on the meal below to find some recipes for any time of the day! Keep in mind that breakfast can include lunch food, and dinner can include breakfast food. Click here if you have a recipe you would like to share with Practical Nutrition Viewers!

Breakfast


Lunch

Dinner

Snacks

Sweets

Kid Approved

The internet is loaded with tons of great recipes from all around the world. You  name it- learn how to make anything from the most basic PB&J (or maybe 1 million versions of the PB&J) to the most elaborate dish imaginable (and probably 10,000 versions of that too!) Websites and blogs loaded with recipes are great for true foodies at heart or for the occasional specific meal we are looking to make when we have the time. Remember, always start with the basics to make sure you have the correct food groups in each meal, and then branch out to incorporate more variety and pizazz into your eating habits!