Staying Motivated: Eat Healthy Wherever, Whenever

My 4-day getaway to New York City is underway.

This city lights me up and turns me ON. Creativity flows, internal fire blazes, magic happens.

I crafted a healthy meal plan for myself before I made the trek out here. No ultra technical tricks, fussy shenanigans or complicated processes, just a list of meals for my 3-day hostel stay sandwiched between 22 spectacularly scenic (but very long) hours on the Amtrak train.

The plan took me 20 minutes to dream up. Just 20 minutes to plan what I was going to take with me on the train, the groceries I was going to pick up when I got in the city, and a guideline of the recipes I’d make during my stay. Easy peasy, just the way it should be.



It doesn’t take a meal planning ninja to stay motivated, organized or inspired to eat healthy at every turn. Just a touch of planning and a desire to want to be healthy.

I hosted an online workshop in March that simplified the meal planning process into 3 easy-to-navigate steps. Steps that you can take with you no matter where you are or what you’re doing.

The workshop felt so good to create, share, and organize that I’ve bundled it up and am offering it to you.

With the click of the play button, you’ll get 3 steps that will propel you forward and keep you motivated on your healthy living journey.

Some links and resources that I mention in the video include:

As always, I’d love to hear your take on this!

How do you stay motivated with your commitment to living a healthy, balanced life?

Have you mastered the art of meal planning and had a successful day, week, or month that you were super jazzed about?

Leave a detailed comment below. I LOVE learning from your experiences (and I know there are a lot of other ladies out there that feel the same way)!

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  1. Meal planning around our house has always revolved around what’s in season, what we’re hungry for, and what’s easiest to do based on our schedule!

  2. Hey,

    So, i just watched/listened to your presentation and i wanted to say thanks. It is so great, and i really like that your view of “balance” includes every type of food (even meat) and is “doable” by anyone.
    Labor law layer in Paris, i am turning naturopath/nutritionist (starting classes in September) and your blog is one of those i am always checking for new creative ways to approach food.

    Thanks for all these great tips


    • Thanks Na! I’m so happy that you liked it.

  3. Hi Leanne!

    I enjoyed your presentation very much! Thank you for putting it together. I’ve been following your blog for a while now, along with several other nutrition sites, but haven’t been sure what plan to follow — only thinking that I should have SOME plan. So hearing your voice, your explanations and ideas makes me feel more confident going forward. Also, I really enjoyed hearing you speak — you have a really pleasant, intelligent and comfortable speaking style, which I appreciate a lot! Thanks for doing the presentation :)

    ~ Deb

    • Hey Deb! I’m so very happy that you liked the workshop. Some sort of plan, goal, or intention is definitely worth investing in. Whether it’s your time, or money, either way! Let me know if I can help you get there ;) Have a fabulous weekend!

    • It’s posted on the Healthful Pursuit Facebook page :)

  4. This was interesting! I loved it!

    I just finished your 3 day juice cleanse and I feel great! Have a wonderful time in New York!

  5. These are such great tips, Leanne! After deciding to eat a more plant-based diet a few years ago, meal planning was something I really struggled with. After much trial and error, I developed a system that worked for me. I follow a lot of the same tricks that you shared today. I have to say, it is life changing!

    Hope you are enjoying your time in NYC! I’ll be there next week ;)

    • Life changing… we LIKE! Isn’t it amazing how just a tiny shift in how you prepare food can make such a dramatic difference in your life? Ah! So flippin’ cool. Have fun in NYC! I had a blast, as usual.

  6. Hi there,
    I just listened to / watched your ‘3 simple strategies’ webinar and was wondering how to get the guide that you mentioned in the video.

    Thanks very much,
    Amanda from Ottawa.

    • Amanda, hi! Thanks for pointing that out. The “guide” that I mentioned is sent to all new subscribers of Healthful Pursuit. To get yours, just come to the site and click on the “Sign up for Updates” button on the right hand side. You’ll be asked to fill in your email and name, then confirm your subscription, and your guide will be delivered to your inbox.

  7. I really enjoyed your presentation in March – had to hide in my bedroom and shoo my young ‘un away a couple times, but mostly it was effortless, entertaining and educational. Thank you for sharing it out to the world!

    My greatest meal planning coup to date was a week-long trip from our home in the Atlanta, GA, area to Charleston, SC. My husband, our two sons and I packed into my little Honda Fit (it was when gas prices were ridiculous) and I had the forethought to pack freshly made hummus, sliced veggies, fruits, nuts, sliced meat, sandwich wraps, and seeds (plus some AWESOME ginger-packed fruit juice from our juicer). We made it the ENTIRE TRIP without once going to fast food. That was a HUGE accomplishment for us! :)

  8. Great job on the workshop Leanne! And have an AWESOME time in NYC! I think the thing that keeps me most motivated to continue on my journey of living a healthy balanced life is knowing how great it makes me feel. It’s addictive! :)