I'm in the swing of Whole30-ing it this month so I can rid my body of the sluggishness and brain fog that has taken hold over the past few months. I'm not weighing or measuring during the month – just simply hoping to improve the way that I feel in an effort to gain all the energy I can to tackle 2015!
Over the next few months, I'll share how I am going to Make My Move in the 4 areas of wellness: stress management, improved sleep, physical fitness, and today's topic – healthy eating. Follow the Kohl's #MakeYourMove campaign to see how others are participating, and use the hashtag yourself across social media!
I'm not sure why I've been so kitchen-lazy the past several months. I don't dislike cooking, but the convenience of a frozen meal or the standard baked chicken and salad has me in a rut. To bust out, I whipped out my tried-and-true meal planner:
I've been scouring some great recipe websites and saving them in Evernote or on Pinterest, so I can have the recipes from my meal planner at my fingertips anytime I need them. Crazy how little time the process takes, and how many excuses I can find NOT to plan.
Some of the meals I've wanted to prep require some kitchen tools that I don't have. I lost some of my cookware and appliances in my divorce so I'm heading to Kohl's to re-stock. First things on my list are a skillet (I have one, but it's a weird size) and a tea kettle (which I didn't lose in the divorce, but I accidentally forgot on the stove for 1 hour – the whistler was broken). Several recipes I've bookmarked encourage the use of a food processor, so I think one of those is in order too. I tried subbing a blender for a food processor and it was a no-go. Talk about a mess! Lastly, since I am working on prepping food in advance to have leftovers, food storage containers are essential. I need to add those to my list as threw out of all my BPA plastic.
I'm obsessed with roasted brussels sprouts right now
Just like all things, I think meal planning and regular cooking takes practice. The more I cook, the more I enjoy it. And the more time I enjoy cooking healthy in the kitchen, the more energy and less brain fog I'll have. Win-win.
What are your tricks for healthy eating at home? Let me know in the comments, or on social media using #MakeYourMove.
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Kohl's.