Since the pandemic began, the hours I spend working at home (and immediately adjacent to my refrigerator) have skyrocketed, so I have to work that much harder to ensure I eat healthy. I figure I am not alone in this struggle, so, I wanted to share these health-minded ideas for easy-to-make snacks and meals that are my go-to:
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 Cauliflower, Avocado, Isernio’s Sausage with Hot Sauce – I love frozen veggies because there is nothing in them but veggies (I reach for the organic brands when possible). I listed the Isernio's sausage because I find it to be a pretty decent brand when looking at the ingredients (you can find it at Rosauer's locally).
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 (or grab a rotisserie chicken from the store). The beets are spiralized packages, purchased in the frozen food section then thawed.
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 - Dates (because they are the only dried fruit usually prepared without added sugar), or bowls with cinnamon, berries, and unsweetened coconut flakes, or simply a little bit of dark chocolate.
Tea – To keep me from snacking when I need something but it’s not mealtime. My favorites: Black Licorice or Good Earth's Sweet and Spicy.
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'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, nutrition coach, and life coach. For more about Mindy, please visit: https://www.levitationnation.org/mindy.