STOP FOR A SECOND.
When was the last time you paused and took a look at how far you have come?
How much you have grown since last year, how much weight you have lost, how many dietary changes you've made, how much more mature you are than yesterday ().
This plate pictured here is the sign I made for the original Basically It Meals before it was Basically It Meals.
4 years ago, it was called "The $6 Lunch". I would bulk batch my own meal prep and then take it to work each week and sell it to my coworkers. I hung this plate up at my cubicle to let them know when I had a batch to sell.
That is how far I've come.....from $6 lunch offered to coworkers, to full time business owner, to online course purveyor, to producer and TV personality.
We are all capable of INCREDIBLE CHANGE but so often we are stuck in "I haven't done enough", "I am not enough", "I will never get there".
So, stop for just one second today and give yourself a pat on the back for all the BAD ASS work you have put in!
I am so...
I love this SUPER easy, tasty and healthy side dish! It pairs well with pretty much any meal so it's a great go to!
One of the easiest side dishes ever:
One bag frozen green beans
Fresh baby heirloom tomatoes
Drizzle of olive oil
Salt, pepper and fresh crushed garlic
Roast at 400 for about 10mins, tossing in between.
Berries are finally coming back in season as the weather warms (even though it doesn’t feel like it’s quite hit us yet). Either way, they are tasting amazing and I’ve been adding them by the nutrient dense handful to my smoothies!
Even though I make my smoothies fresh each day, they are definitely a part of my weekly meal planning. The beauty of having a great planning process is nothing is ever guess work or rushed.
This is exactly what I teach in The Meal Prep Course. You never feel confused, rushed, or like you have no plan for the groceries in your fridge. You ALWAYS know; no worry, no stress. Check out the course here!
Lots of food faces going on in my new weekly segment “What’s in your pantry?” With Rene Knott of KSDK news!
Every Monday at 5am and 6am (record it, only Rene is up that early during quarantine ) we share awesome recipes using items you already have in your pantry (hello, fewer trips to the store!)!
It’s fun and funny mostly because Rene is hilarious and I make faces like this! See you on channel 5 on Monday!
When I decided I wanted to lose 10lbs in January, I had no idea I was going to learn so much about cravings and where they come from.
Turns out, cravings were what was preventing me from living at my ideal weight! Cravings and emotional eating are what prevent most of us from reaching our weight goals.
It's now my mission to help others learn how to manage cravings, so they can get to their goal weight.
I'm now working on offering a class that is going to be incredibly helpful and give you all the tools I didn't have when I got started with my weight goal. I can't wait to see you there!
For years, it was my job to get up on stage and talk to people about eating healthy at home. The only problem was no one was eating at home!!
Cooking is not common anymore. I could talk until I was blue in the face, but I never felt as though I was helping anyone.
At that time, I hadn't created a process for meal prepping, something I could take people through step by step to show them how easy recipes, grocery shopping and the actual cooking can be. A process that would detail how and where you can save time and money by cooking at home (not hitting the drive-thru 3 times a day!).
Now, I do have that process, and I am going to be walking you through it start to finish in my FREE webinar this Thursday!!
I will show you the very simple process of recipes, grocery shopping and cooking that will literally change your life for the better (especially right now).
Don't hesitate to register below, all are welcome but spots are limited! See you Friday : )
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These "what I ate in a day" are a lot of fun (for me ). This was a typical day for me:
I started with a green smoothie; this one was zucchini, spinach, flax, avocado, spirulina, and collagen.
For lunch, I mixed half a can of tuna with whole grain mustard and Trader Joes everything but the bagel seasoning. I used sliced zucchini like chips and dipped it into the tuna salad alongside some hummus.
Ever since I brought the cheese cracker recipe on Show Me St.Louis I have been eating them non-stop. So good! I snacked on those in the afternoon. They are perfect when you want something salty and crunchy, but don't want all the carbs.
For dinner, I had sliced romaine, the other half of the can of tuna mixed the same as at lunch with steamed broccoli (topped with parmesan cheese ).
This is my favorite way to eat; tons of green veggies balanced with protein and a little cheese
When I decided at the beginning of January to lose 10lbs, and committed to doing it by taking a look at my habits and making real changes, I honestly thought it would be an easy journey.
Heck, when the first week I lost almost half of the weight I planned to! Not to mention, I am the FOUNDER of a healthy meal service- I have access to healthy balanced meals!
But, it wasn't about the healthy meals I was eating, it was about the times I was eating and wasn't actually hungry and the "why" behind that. When you start digging into that, you start discovering yourself (which is crazy because I thought I already had).
It's different for everyone, but for me I am facing up to the uncomfortable moments of life without a snack to keep me company. It felt impossible before, but now it feels liberating!
My weight loss journey continues!! At the beginning of 2020 I committed to losing 10lbs without "going on a diet". I wanted to lose it by eating real food (thank you, Basically It Meals), living my life and changing my relationship with food in a real way.
Week 1 - I dropped almost 5 pounds, which meant I was halfway to my goal in only 7 days. I was so freaking excited and thought "that was easy!".
Week 2 - Reality set in. During week 1 motivation was high, but week 2 it waned and life returned to normal, I realized I was eating a lot of times that weren't lunch and dinner, and for a lot of reasons that weren't hunger.
I had to figure out how to stop eating for all the emotional reasons. This is where most of us get stuck. Forever! It is really difficult to get beyond this.
Self-awareness is the first step. You have to be able to recognize what emotion you are experiencing when you're eating off plan. For most (and for me) it is stress, anxiety, worry and boredom.
Who has time to get a healthy meal when you're busier than ever?
What usually happens is we're forced to get a convenient meal, not a healthy one. This looks like a fast food meal, something from the gas station, a delivery meal, or something you can quickly eat in the car.
Health usually doesn't come into play for these meals! If you look at the decline in our nations health in the last 70 years, you can see exactly how well these types of foods serve your health....not well!
It is so important to take the time to meal prep, or source healthy and convenient meals.
Basically It Meals helps to fill this gap. You pick your meals for the week from our delicious menu that's changes weekly, and we'll deliver them right to your front door, it' doesn't get much more convenient than that! They're all extremely nutritious, each recipe is created with your health in mind.
If you are in St. Louis give us a try with 20% off your first purchase! Click here to order your nutritious AND...