You've likely seen those "What I Eat in a Day" videos all over social media, and I won't lie, they're not my favorite (but that's a discussion for another time). Instead, I want to inspire y'all to figure out how to nourish your OWN body intentionally. For some helpful guidelines and examples of what I strive to include in my daily diet as health coach, keep on scrolling.
Likewise, I highly encourage you to check out my Ultimate Meal Prep Guide and Meal Prep 101 Workshop for toooons of information and resources for how to create balanced meals, grocery shop with ease, and more!
1. Multiple Types of Veggies
The more diversity the better! The microbes in our gut thrive off of a wide variety of plant foods (more about this in my Healthy Eating Basics to Live By blog post). Plus, mixing up the different veggies on our plate each day ensures that we're nourishing our bodies with the different vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals each veggie provides.
This is another way of saying "eat the rainbow"! Try to incorporate as much color as possible and reap the benefits for overall wellness.
2. Fermented/Probiotic-Rich Foods
"Live" foods like yogurt, pickled vegetables, saurkraut, kimchi, etc. can also provide amazing benefits for gut health (and thus our overall health as a result).
If you're not super into fermented things, start out slow with Greek yogurt and/or coconut yogurt. The Coconut Cult is my absolute FAVORITE and has improved my gut health significantly over the years. Use my discount code GOODNESSWITHG for 10% off to give it a try!
While I'm a lover of ALL fruits, rarely does a day go by that I don't consume berries. Not only are they super tasty and versatile, but they also have a lower glycemic index than most fruit (less of an impact on blood sugar) and are full of fiber and antioxidants.
I usually enjoy them in my morning yogurt bowl, oatmeal, or smoothie, but I also have some fun berry-filled recipes on my site if you're looking for more inspo!
4. High-Quality Protein
Are y'all sick of me harping on protein yet? For real, though, it's just essential for sooo much - immune function, hormonal production, cellular repair, muscle growth, proper metabolism, and so much more.
Check out my PROTEIN - What You Need to Know, Hacks, & More blog post for recs, swaps, and ways to easily incorporate more into what you're already cooking up.
These leafy wonders are some of the most widely available and versatile of all "superfoods". I personally try to mix up the greens I buy at the grocery each week. Some favorites include spinach, arugula, romaine, collard greens, Swiss chard, butter lettuce, and a good ol' spring mix.
Greens are so easy to sneak into TONS of meals from smoothies to scrambled eggs, pasta, you name it.
6. Healthy Fats
Whether you're adding them to your meals as a "topping" like avocado, nuts, seeds, etc. or via the oil you use in cooking, healthy fats are an essential building block of healthy meals.
Some of my go-tos include olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, grass fed butter and ghee. For more on this, check out this video I shared recently where I walk through my go-to "formula" to create a balanced plate.
Questions about any of the above? Shoot me a reply to this email or DM me on Instagram - I love connecting and chatting with y'all.
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