Updated: May 6
Along with our state’s stay-at-home orders came the struggle to stay active and eat healthy. With the studio closed and me working now immediately adjacent to my refrigerator, I have really had to work to not let COVID-19 get the better of my health and fitness and I’m sure I am not alone. So, I wanted to share these ideas for easy-to-make snacks and meals that are my go-to when I am trying to whip my metabolism back into shape:
Mango & Grapefruit - The sweetness of the mango counters the tartness of the grapefruit perfectly, giving you a huge boost of vitamin C and health benefits for the skin, blood pressure and heart!
Riced Veggies (Green Giant), Avocado, Isernio’s sausage (from Rosauer’s) with Frank’s hot sauce – I love Green Giant frozen veggies because there is nothing in them but veggies! No preservatives, no nothing, just veggies!
Spinach salad with Chicken & Beets and a homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette – I cook the chicken on food-prep-Sundays either in the crock pot or on the BBQ. The beets, once again by Green Giant – this time look for their frozen veggie spirals!
Egg scramblers with Kale, Sweet Potatoes & Cayenne – need I say more?
Spaghetti squash and shrimp with lemon & grape seed oil – I usually wing this without a recipe but if you need one to follow, check out: https://paleogrubs.com/spaghetti-squash-shrimp-scampi. Spaghetti squash is soooo easy to cook up!
My favorite “healthy” desserts: Dark Chocolate. Greek Yogurt with Berries. Dates, because they are the only dried fruit usually prepared without added sugar.
Tea – To keep me from snacking when I need something but it’s not mealtime. My favorites: Black Licorice or Bengal Spice
What about you? I would love to hear about the snacks you eat to keep you on track to your best self! Do I feel a 💜Levitation Nation community💜 brainstorm coming on?!?!
I am also curious to know if you, like me, will still be working from home as we head into the month of May? Whether yay or nay, it is clear to me we are not out of the COVID-19-woods yet but I'm here to offer my support to you both in and out of the studio. I believe in you and your potential, so don't hesitate to give me a shout if you need a brainstorm on the health challenges you are currently facing! XOXO, Mindy
Mindy is the founder of Kalispell’s Levitation Nation Aerial Studio, where the catch phrase “fitness is fun” is embodied alongside a culture of movement & women empowerment. Mindy is also a columnist for "Montana Woman Magazine." Her column "The Real Levitation Experience" shares expertise for elevating health & wellness that she has acquired through her certifications as a personal trainer and life coach. For more about Mindy, please visit: https://www.levitationnation.org/mindy.