Starting New

Starting New

Every New Year, I make resolutions to try to better myself. I don’t know about you, but they usually last until April or May (and that’s on a good year). This year, I’m determined to make them stick and am starting new. Like many of y’all, my resolution is to get in great shape. The best way to stay on par with your fitness goal? PREPARATION! 

Preparation is key to keeping your resolution, whether it’s for workouts, meal planning, or rest. I add workouts and meal prepping to my master calendar. This way, I know I won’t forget to do them, nor will I feel behind. I dedicate time to preparing snacks and meals for the upcoming week. This trail mix is one of my favorites!

nut trail mix with dried cherries and yogurt chips

It’s the absolute perfect snack to keep in my bag on a busy day, or have as an addition to my yogurt and fruit in the mornings! I keep many little bags ready to grab in the pantry, That way, I have single serving portions that I can eat whenever.

nut trail mix with dried cherries and yogurt chips in single serving bag

Preparation will help ensure you stay on track. You’re much more likely to grab a healthy snack when it’s already prepared. Take five minutes to make this healthy snack, and you’ll be all set to tackle your New Year fitness goals!

Recipe

1 cup raw, unsalted cashews
1 cup raw, unsalted walnuts
2/3 cup raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds
2/3 cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds
3/4 cup yogurt chips (can sub dark chocolate chips)
3/4 cup dried cherries (can sub dried cranberries or your dried fruit of choice)

I Avoca-DO!

I Avoca-DO!

Of all the superfoods, avocado tops my list. They’re tasty, versatile, and great for you! Avocado toast has become a staple in my diet. I love how many combinations I can make based on what I have in my fridge. You won’t find a recipe that’s easier or more flexible!

The classic toast is hard to beat because it’s so simple and satisfying. It’s fantastic on its own, but adding to it makes it even better. Some of my favorite toppings are scrambled eggs and hot sauce, or roasted sweet potatoes and grilled chicken.

I typically use Ezekiel Bread when I make myself avocado taste at home. It’s a sprouted grain bread that has lots of seeds and grains. It’s a fantastic swap for regular bread in your diet. It’s packed full with fiber and has no added sugar. I’m telling you, once you try this, you win’t miss out on other bread! 

Though many people consider avocado toast a breakfast or brunch food, I frequently make it for dinner. I love the convenience and ease of putting it together. My weeknight dinners are taken care of! All I have to do is se what I have in my fridge to top off my toast, then I’m all set with a healthy and delicious dinner.