Here is a gathering of some articles and tips i've found online to help with eating healthier and being able to afford a healthy diet!
The Protein Chef, Derek Howes, has a Facebook page and a youtube channel giving you a variety of recipes to make protein fun!
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dhftns
- YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNi6v2iv_jMxCoYRBQQi7zg
From Health magazine - July/August 2012 Issue:
- Keep a regular sleep schedule, so your internal clocks stay in sync.
- Eat breakfast within an hour of waking up, unless you ate late the night before.
- Space the rest of your meals three to five hours apart. Aim for a mix of lean protein, good carbs, and healthy fats at every meal.
- Snack during the day, then stop 12 hours before you plan to eat breakfast tomorrow.
- Go to bed two to three hours after your last meal or snack.
Help! I’m Poor But Want to Eat Healthy!
This is an excellent article for those that are trying to eat healthy on a budget! He picks out the top fruits, veggies, and proteins that should be a staple in your diet and that provide the most nutrients for your money!
Read more at: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2012/12/27/cheap-and-healthy-food/
Clean Eating Meal Ideas
- from WholeToHealthy.Blogspot.Com
Clean eating is the way to go if you really want to see results. It not only makes you feel better but will be sure to prep you for a healthy future as well.
Whole To Healthy has provided some clean-eating principles and a sample menu of breakfasts, snacks, lunches, and dinners!
Read more at: http://wholetohealthy.blogspot.com/2012/09/clean-eating-meal-ideas.html
Take Five: 7 Five Ingredient Suppers
- from FitnessMagazine.com
A few key ingredients will help you cook up healthy, simple suppers the whole family will love.
Read More at: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/quick-recipes/dinner/five-ingredient-supper-recipes/?sssdmh=dm17.625242&esrc=nwfitdailytip102812
Dinner in 20: Easy, Healthy Dinner Recipes
- from FitnessMagazine.com
Have a healthy dinner ready in 20 minutes! These low-fat, low-calorie healthy dinner recipes are perfect for busy nights.
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44 Healthy Foods Under $1
- from greatist.com
Forget that 99 cent bag of Fritos or dirty water dog. Stroll smart down the grocery aisle and choose feel-good foods that are great for the body and even better for our budget.
Here’s our list of 44 tasty, healthy(!) foods, all for under a buck per serving.
Read more at: http://greatist.com/health/44-healthy-foods-under-1-dollar-031412/.
Healthy Eating on a Budget
- from YouBeauty.com
Article on how to eat healthy for $36 a week. Includes a pantry list and a budget menu!
Read More at: http://www.youbeauty.com/nutrition/columns/eat-pretty/get-ready-to-eat-pretty-on-the-cheap
Make-Ahead Meals: 6 Freezer-Friendly Recipes - from fitnessmagazine.com
Cook these meals on the weekend (or whenever you have time) and pop them in the freezer to have dinner ready in minutes on your busiest nights.
Read More at: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/quick-recipes/dinner/make-ahead-freezer-friendly-recipes/?sssdmh=dm17.625242&esrc=nwfitdailytip102812
The Chia 'Cheat Sheet'
Chia seed is an ancient superfood that is currently experiencing a glorious renaissance ;) It is a member of the sage family (Salvia Hispanica). The little black and white seeds were once a staple of the Incan, Mayan and Aztec cultures, along with the Native Americans of the southwest. "Chia" is actually the Mayan word for strength. The seeds were used by these ancient cultures as mega-energy food, especially for their running messengers, who would carry a small pouch of it with them.
Read More at: http://www.rawreform.com/content/view/345/127/
Diet Mistakes that Slow Metabolism
- from Prevention.com
Learn healthy eating tips to stoke your fat burn all day long
Read more at: http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/weight-loss-tips/diet-mistakes-slow-metabolism
How to Cook in Bulk - from FitnessRXmag.com
Cooking in bulk makes life much easier! Here are some instructions on how to cook some favorite diet foods in bulk.
Read more at: http://www.fitnessrxwomen.com/training/the-fit-life-with-nicole-wilkins/cooking-in-bulk/
10 Foods for a Lean Body
- from FitnessRxMag.com
Try These Superfoods to Keep Energy High and Bodyfat Low!
How much do you really know about the food you are eating? Yes, it is true that most diets that are designed for building a lean and muscular body are generally constructed the same— they are low in calories, high in protein, low in carbohydrates and moderate in good-for-you fats. And with this plan comes few choices— or so we think! You no longer need to limit yourself to choosing only brown rice, broccoli and chicken! There are plenty of whole, nutritionally dense food options out there that offer up an abundant amount of benefits that will support your fitness goals and can be used for your pre-contest diet too!
Consider including the following lean-building super foods as part of your diet plan, and you will be on your way to developing a more diverse nutrition plan guaranteed to keep body fat levels low, energy levels high, and curves tight!
Read more at: http://www.fitnessrxmag.com/nutrition/dietrx/1694-10-foods-for-a-lean-body.html
Prep School: 5 Quick Diet-Friendly Dinners
- from FitnessMagazine.com
With just a little advance planning and cooking on Sunday, you can save time and calories all week.
Read More at: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/quick-recipes/dinner/fast-dinner-recipes/?sssdmh=dm17.625242&esrc=nwfitdailytip102812