If you haven't read this previous blog post about building a healthy meal yet, go read that post first and then come back to this one.
If you've already read about how to build a healthy meal this post is going to help you implement the FFP meal building method. Remember, each meal should have fat, fiber and protein. This helps regulate your hunger hormones and promotes weight loss. I created a list you can download of common foods that fit into the different categories so you can start building your meal and finding success in weight loss! The list is far from all-inclusive but it gives you an idea of how you can make meals using foods from the different categories and how you can look at a recipe and figure out which categories are used.
At the end of a long day the last thing you want to do is think about what you're making for dinner. After all, door dash is super convenient and mindless.
But, what if you already knew what was going to be for dinner and you were excited to eat the food?
I put together 10 dinner recipes that are delicious so the whole family will eat them AND they're healthy!
We've all been there. The toddler lunch becomes your lunch because you're tired and don't really care to make yourself something. Besides, sometimes a good ole' PB&J just sounds delicious. Toddler lunches (unless you've got an extraordinary one that loves vegetables) are not the ideal lunch for an adult. I also know the struggle of grabbing whatever is in the fridge to pack for work or eating out at lunch time because you didn't have time to even do that much.
We can solve both problems with some planning! Fail to plan, plan to fail right?
I've put together 10 healthy lunches you can make ahead of time so you're less tempted to choose unhealthy foods in the middle of your busy day.
I put together 10 breakfast recipes that will help you fuel your body in a healthy, satisfying way that holds you until lunchtime!
Breakfast is indeed one of the most important meals of the day. It sets the tone for your metabolic response when you break your fast. Building your meal with fat, fiber and protein right from the start will help prevent your body from craving junk food, experiencing energy slumps and help you feel confident and healthy!
Making healthy meals can feel intimidating but it doesn't have to be. I'm going to give you the building blocks to use to build a healthy meal to fit any cuisine that fits your craving.
1. FAT Every meal must have a healthy source of fat. Fat is important to increase your levels of satiety hormones in your body. Healthy fats play an important role in regulating your cholesterol, helping you digest fat soluble vitamins and is used for your body's hormone production.
2. FIBER This is another portion of your meal that helps your body feel satisfied, evens out your blood sugar, prevents high cholesterol, can help prevent certain types of cancer and aids in the elimination of "waste" from your body. You should aim to get about 25 grams a day from whole grains, fruits, vegetables, seeds and legumes.
3. PROTEIN The building block for muscle, antibodies to help your immune system, the transporter of oxygen and nutrients and the macronutrient that helps regulate your body's pH is protein! Make it your goal to get about 20g of protein per meal but if you are still hungry, you can increase this amount.
Sounds simple but yet difficult? Come follow me on IG and click on my stories when I make meals for my family and I'll walk you through how the recipes fit The FFP Method for meal building (fat, fiber, protein). Also, come back to the blog over the next few weeks to get some recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that will help you follow The FFP Method!