How to Spring Clean Your Diet in 3 Easy Steps!
Even if it doesn’t feel like spring where you are, it’s time to lighten things up. So I’m sharing three easy steps to help you get started. Stay tuned for new recipes and tips to keep it going over the next few weeks – green smoothies optional, though encouraged!
Step 1: Remove
Toss out anything tempting. That half-eaten bag of cookies that were just ok? Get rid of it. Go through the pantry, fridge, and freezer. Throw away anything expired, freezer burned or wrapped in foil without a label. No second guessing. Just let it go.
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Step 2: Restock
Restock your kitchen with healthy options to make it easy to eat better.
- Pack your shopping cart with at least half produce (fresh or frozen). Berries, pears, and citrus are good fruit picks while greens like asparagus, broccoli, chard, cabbage, kale, are delicious in spring.
- Buy staples like beans, quinoa, or brown rice and cook them in batches. Having these on hand makes it easy to eat healthy in a hurry. (I’m working on a full spring produce and prep guide so keep an eye out.)
Step 3: Rearrange
Give healthy foods the spotlight. Put prepped fruits and vegetables at eye level in the refrigerator. Remember, out of sight = out of mind. If you have chips or other treats in the house, put them on a high shelf in the pantry. This way you don’t see them every time you’re in the kitchen.
BONUS: Retreat – if only for a few minutes.
Healthy eating is not that hard, but you need a plan. Take a few moments each week to think about your meals, snacks and fitness plans for the week. Make a grocery list and add activities to your calendar to get it all done.