So as I mentioned in the previous post, healing can happen at many different levels. As far as how strict you will need to be with your diet, will be determine by what your body really needs. My advice to you is to keep it simple. This is the same advice and the most helpful suggestion that I gave to the 2 subjects in that previous post. Try not to make this process any more difficult than it really needs to be. Just find a couple of recipes to your liking and rotate them so don’t get bored.
The biggest mistake I found was me thinking that out of the blue I would become this renowned vegan chef. I’m going to be honest…I really held those standards for myself!!! I don’t know why I thought that everything needed to be fancy and some decadent meal. All I did was make things so difficult and super EXPENSIVE. This left me feeling defeated and absolutely frustated. Well over time that thought got old quite quickly as my bank account rapidly decreased. It was at this point that I was forced to get creative and be smart about managing my food costs. This was the pivotable moment for me where I learned it was easier and cheaper if I stuck to the basics and kept my meals simple.
As I went through the these challenges I noticed that I was not the only one experiencing these things. Other people were sharing stories of similar struggles. Which is why I thought I would share some tips that may helped my transition be a little smoother.
Here are some tips that I found useful that either helped to keep costs down or made preparing meals a little easier:
-Make smoothies! This is a great way to get a number of fruits all in one meal. They are easy to make because you can prep everything before and then just toss them in the blender when ready. This is also great to take with you if you are in a rush and are limited in your time especially in the morning. You can sip on it as you wash dishes, get the children ready or while you are on your ride to work.
-Buy organic frozen fruits. They are already washed, chopped and prepped for the blender. Another great plus is that they can last in the freezer for months. Frozen organic fruits are now carried in most grocery stores so they shouldn’t be to hard to find. The best place I like to get them from is Costco because you can get them for a good price.
-Make simple green salads with a bunch of lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Then top it with your favorite healthy dressing. Keep in mind the dressing is really what makes a delicious salad. So take the time to find a couple of healthy dressings that tickle your taste buds. I choose to make my own dressing because most of them are filled with too much oil, salt or sugar.
-Pick foods that take minimal time to prepare like bananas, grapes, apples, blueberries or pears. These saves a ton of time and you don’t need a recipe to make them into a meal. They are my go to snacks or sometimes I just eat a bunch of them if I don’t have enough time to make a meal. These are also food I eat if I’m too lazy to make anything or don’t want to wash any dishes.
I hope that this will help make your transition to good health an easier one. If you have any other tips please feel free to leave them in the comments below as I would love to learn more tips as well!!!!!
Sending love to all of you,