Did you drink lots of water this past week? I did well some days and not well enough others. But I do keep a bottle full of water with me in whatever room I'm in which helps me remember to drink often. I just need to remind myself to guzzle instead of sip :) Are you ready for this week? We're going to:
Week 6: Cook for Ease and Health
The idea this week is to batch-cook healthy ingredients and snacks so it's easy to prepare healthy meals even when you're crunched for time. The article suggests keeping a few of the following items handy - hard boiled eggs, cooked dry beans, boiled whole grain pasta, baked chicken breasts, cooked oatmeal, cooked brown rice, roasted veggies and potatoes, homemade hummus, homemade salsa, kale chips and yogurt ice pops.
In my case I keep a big bowl of hard boiled eggs in my fridge - I find it makes an easy breakfast when I'm tempted to make grits dripping with cheese, and the kids like to snack on them too. I also try to keep baby carrots and snow peas in my crisper - I actually prefer to snack on those instead of chocolate - but if I'm out of cut-up veggies, I head straight to the candy. I'm pretty meticulous in my dinnertime menu planning and always have some easy ideas on hand in case I'm too tired for what I scheduled - but breakfasts and lunches are a little less structured (and I don't plan snacks at all) so I know that I need to keep easy, healthy foods on hand for those meals so I don't fall-back on junk. So far so good this week - we'll see if I can keep it up.