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June 21, 2013 by Leanne Vogel November 29, 2018
So I had this crazy idea for the blog and instead of chewing it over for a couple of months (I do this a lot!) I’m just going to go for it.
If this new series is totally, completely silly and you think my energy could be better spent sleeping in, let me know. I like sleep just as much as you do. But I love helping you more. So if this helps, tell me. And if it’s lame, also… tell me.
Here goes –
I’m a Nutrition Educator… and I’ve been keeping in real, whole and natural since 2007.
That’s 6 years of:
fresh meals (6,570 meals to be exact – if you count lunch and dinner).
figuring out what works for me.
working with a bazillion clients to learn what works for them.
learning what doesn’t work for me.
teaching myself how to eat on the go (because I seem to eat more meals in my car than at a table).
scouring for the healthiest stuff for lowest dollar.
I’ve been everywhere, man.
So here’s the deal: every Friday (until you tell me to stop) I’ll post a couple of pictures of my meals and snacks from the last 7 days. Nothing fancy.
My intention: is to give us new meal ideas, go-to quick snacks and IGNITE a conversation between all of us.
What this is NOT: This is not a documentation of all the things I ate in a given day. This is not a replacement of my daily recipe posts. Nothing has changed on the blog, a series has just been added.
Let’s inspire one another to eat healthy on a limited budget with limited time and multiple allergies, restrictions and sensitivities… kay?
Ready? (I’m kinda nervous…)
The Good Bean makes these incredible roasted chickpeas that make for a great snack. 1 serving has over 7 grams of protein, they’re not oily, and they’re super CRUNCHY.
I kick my sugar cravings to the curb by having a savory breakfast instead of a sweet one. Roasted butternut squash (can be made ahead of time and warmed up when you need it) is great with a pile of sauerkraut and a quick vegetable stir-fry of onions, mushrooms, spinach and leftover bison sausage.
Balance is necessary for success in EVERY aspect of our lives. I treat myself… because that’s life. My sister and I went out for poutine at The Big Cheese. The fries were deep fried, the gravy was layered on thick, it was amazing (and it was gluten-free AND dairy-free to boot!)
Nutritional yeast on salad is one of my favorite things.
Green juice is necessary. Loads of calcium, magnesium and stress reducing goodness. I don’t go a day without it anymore. This is my favorite recipe of them all.
I ran out of time to pack a lunch so I went to Superstore and bought a package of organic greens and loaded it up with hard boiled eggs, mini carrots, snow peas and broccoli.
High protein snacks are where it’s at. I whipped up this omelet with eggs, a bit of leftover rotisserie chicken, onion and served alongside grainy mustard (as a veggie dip for my carrots and celery).
I wore cute shoes as I ate it, too.
Now it’s YOUR turn –
Do you feel like you do a good job in taking care of your body (nutritionally)?
What steps did you take to get to where you are today?
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.