3 STEP MEAL PREP

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Love it or hate it, we ALL have to prepare meals at some point! Often, this task can seem tedious or maybe you don't feel like you have the energy after a long day. This will, typically, lead us to an alternative option, like eating out. 😬 Convenient, yes... healthy or sustainable, no.

Today I want to help you demystify healthy eating.

Here is my a three-step meal prep plan that is quick, easy, and flexible - so you can whip up tasty and nutritious meals in no time.

MJ's Simplified, Healthy Meals:

  1. Pick Your Base: A mix of whole grains + fat proteins + veggies creates the perfect base for all my meals. My staples are quinoa and rice varieties, coupled with avocados or meat/meat substitutes, and then a good dose of veggies, beans, or any greens you love.

  2. Add Complementary Flavors: Based on your palate, pick some tasty vegetables or herbs and spices to really bring out the flavor of the base you chose. Go for color – eat the rainbow to get all your minerals and vitamins! Peppers, mushrooms, basil, garlic, ginger, turmeric, etc. can really pack a delicious punch.

  3. Add Spices / Sauces: The frosting on the cake, so to speak – jazz up your meal with lemon juice, salsa, hummus, a drizzle of sauce or a dressing that makes your mouth water.

Prepare a big batch of your favorites and you can mix and match for days.

TIP: Try it in a big bowl, on a bed of greens, or tucked inside a burrito. Using a mix of these simple ingredients really maxes out your flavor profiles so you don’t feel bored with your meals, plus it’s still so simple and nutritious.

We can eat healthy and it doesn't have to be an energy drain! We can feel better about ourselves and overall, have more energy when you choose to eat healthy home meals.

Use these easy-peasy methods to make your meal prep efficient and effective, without sacrificing taste and variety. You can find more inspo for energy-boosting meals here and additional energy-boosting resources on my website AND now on my Pinterest!

Bon appétit, my friends!

OUT OF ENERGY? 5 WAYS TO GET MORE.

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Does this sound like you?

Pushing to the max, trying to get the most out of every aspect of life (health, wealth, love, happiness!), and feeling like you just can’t achieve balance with it all?

I totally get you!

You don’t have to be diagnosed with a chronic fatigue issue to be overwhelmed and exhausted – it happens to just about everyone!
 

If you're low on energy here are Five Tips to Create More When You’ve Run Out...

  1. Water - So crucial yet so frequently forgotten. Make sure you’re getting plenty of high-quality, naturally alkaline water to up your energy. Trust me, it makes a difference!
     

  2. Breathe - When you’re racing through your day, taking just 3-5 minutes to relax ultimately helps you be more productive and efficient; you perform best when you’re recharged.
     

  3. Meal Prep - Utilizing a meal service or taking a day to meal-plan removes the stress not only of grocery shopping, but also of trying to ensure that all your meals are balanced, nutritious, and still delicious.
     

  4. Take Inventory - Keeping inventory of where you spend your time and energy helps cut out energy-wasters while identifying energy restorers. Make a list of what serves you and what makes you feel good vs. what depletes your time and energy.
     

  5. Time for YOU - Help yourself feel amazing by moving, restoring, breathing, reflecting, and adjusting your mindset. Taking a little time each day (as little as 5-minutes!) to pour into loving yourself can make a huge difference, keeping you positive and resilient.

We all want to feel like we're succeeding above and beyond the important areas of life! These simple actions will help level up your energy and create the balance you need to accomplish all your goals and grow.

DECLUTTERING SENTIMENTAL ITEMS

When it comes to items we value only for their sentimental attachment, many of us struggle. These things can become huge energy saps: we invest our time, space, and money into them. We store them, haul them, clean them - often only out of guilt or simply not knowing what to do with them. 
To help you improve your space – physically and energetically – here are FIVE TIPS for handling sentimental belongings:

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  1. REMOVE THE STORY- The story/feeling associated with the item actually exists in your mind – not in the item. Preserving the story in your memory rather than within the item helps you keep the good vibes and let go of the physical things.

  2. RE-ANCHOR-Try using the memory to journal or create art, poetry, or digital video/photo albums that reflect the feelings attached with the item. Creating a new anchor saves the story and frees you to part with the item.

  3. GIVE MEANINGFULLY- Gift your item to someone who can give it new life. Passing on a sentimental item can give both you and the recipient a shared sense of love and purpose for it.

  4. KEEP IT- Seems counter-intuitive, right! Rather than purging everything, try using a designated bin or keepsake chest to store items you just can’t part with. This keeps them organized and safe, plus you can easily locate them when you want to share or reminisce.

  5. REPURPOSE- Sometimes reimagining the way the things function in your life can give you a fresh way to love and appreciate them. Renewing the utility of your item can add even more love and make it more unique and valuable to your life. 

It’s not about getting rid of everything; it’s about keeping what amplifies ease in your life, reducing decision fatigue, and taking your energy to the next level!

-MJ

For more information on this topic check out my YouTube video here.