Many people find eating healthy, and a healthy meal plan, to be one of the biggest challenges they face in their day-to-day lives, and they have no shortage of reasons for why this is.
“It’s too expensive to eat healthy!”
“Healthy food doesn’t taste good!”
“There are too many unhealthy temptations for me!”
“Not enough time!”
If you give it some thought, however, you’ll find that these excuses don’t hold water. Eating healthy can be both easy, and fun, if you simply apply a little creativity. It doesn’t need to break the bank, either: you just need to find the right place to buy meals that are both delicious and nutritious. Make it easy to eat right with a healthy meal plan. Once you learn that healthy food can be delicious, and develop a taste for it, it’s much easier to find and create healthy meals at home.
Let’s look at some of the most common excuses people use, in a little more detail:
It’s certainly true that consistently eating healthy will cost you a bit more than subsisting on junk food, but when you think about it, it will actually save you money in the long run. There are many chronic health problems caused by obesity, and these can drive your medical bills through the roof over the years. A lot of these problems can be ameliorated through a healthy diet; not only will this lead to improved quality of life, it will save a lot of money in the long run.
Of course, none of this means that you need to break the bank with your new meal plan: just find a great place – like Mother’s Juice Cafe – to get your healthy and nutritious meals that are delicious without being overpriced.
It Doesn’t Taste Good
Here’s an excuse people use all the time, that simply isn’t true: healthy food absolutely does taste good! For many people, healthy food brings up memories from their childhoods about being forced to eat their vegetables. As adults, they don’t want to anymore! But veggies needn’t be unpleasant: it’s just important that they be prepared correctly. And, of course, if you really don’t like something, you don’t have to eat it! There are plenty of healthy foods out there that you will like. You can get plenty of nutrients with delicious juices and smoothies that are available at Mother’s, as well as wraps, bowls, salads, and whatever else you may enjoy.
Too Many Temptations
Many people can’t imagine eating healthy, because they imagine that it means they’ll forever be tempted by foods they shouldn’t be eating. Don’t get us wrong; the temptation will certainly be there to chow down on junk food every once in a while, but this will fade over time. People also tend to snack when they’re bored; this is a habit you can break. Or, better still, you can switch to healthy snacks, such as a smoothie, packed with nutrients, from Mother’s.
Not Enough Time
In today’s busy world, it seems to be difficult to find the time to do anything. But it’s well worth it to put in a little time to create a meal plan for health. You’ll look better, feel better, and have more energy. It doesn’t need to be a massive project, either: in fact, you don’t need to do anything other than put your trust in Mother’s meal plan for health.
Creating A Healthy Meal Plan
When crafting a meal plan, you’ll need to consider your goals first and foremost. Do you want to lose weight? Gain weight? Or simply become as healthy as you can possibly be? Most people want to lose some weight, so our sample meal plan will be around 1,500 calories per day; eating at a slight deficit will allow you to lose weight or to maintain a healthy fitness level. This plan can be adjusted depending upon your specific needs.
Your breakfast will provide you with energy throughout the day, so you’ll want to make sure it’s a good one. Eating breakfast in the morning will also start your metabolism, which will then work throughout the day; that’s why skipping breakfast actually causes weight gain, rather than weight loss.
A great breakfast from Mother’s is the Sunrise Wrap. You’ll get some protein in the form of eggs and bacon, and healthy fats in the form of avocado and cheese; a whole wheat tortilla provides the needed carbohydrates, and the wrap is also packed with spinach as an excellent source of fiber and vitamins.
Your lunch can be a little lighter; a salad is an excellent choice. Mother’s offers plenty of great choices for your lunchtime salad; the Fall’In Love is a great option, because it has plenty of fruit, ensuring it tastes great without overloading you with calories. Kale serves as the base for this salad, with pomegranate seeds providing an antioxidant punch; roasted apples and apple cider vinaigrette offer flavor, as well as a soluble fiber called pectin, which has plenty of benefits for cholesterol, blood pressure, and digestion.
Mother’s Juice Cafe is open until 3 every day- which may be early for dinner. However, pick up a Buddha Bowl to heat up when you are ready for your final meal of the day. This simple bowl of goodness is warm and surprisingly satisfying. Layers of wok-seared veggies, crispy tofu, and Thai peanut sauce over rice with local microgreens make for a delicious dinner. Or, try one of Mother’s sandwiches, like a Pastrami Mammi with shaved Pastrami, swiss cheese, caramelized onions, pickled red onions and Mac Daddy sauce on toasted sourdough. I’m getting hungry!
Snacks And Drinks
No meal plan is complete without a few nutritious snacks, both to keep your metabolism going and to provide you with even more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. A smoothie is the perfect way to enjoy all of these things, while also keeping you full and staving off the temptation to grab some junk food. Mother’s has plenty of great smoothies, so you can try a new one every day, or stick to a favorite: depending on your tastes. For example, if you’re a chocolate lover, you could opt for the Chocolate Detox smoothie. With chocolate protein, mint, chia, and hemp, this smoothie offers apple, banana, and chia to provide you with fiber, vitamins and protein.
Don’t forget to drink a healthy juice once a day, as well; juicing allows vitamins and minerals to go straight to your bloodstream, giving you an energy boost that’s better than a cup of coffee. Try the Jumpstart juice to get inflammation reducing ginger and turmeric and antioxidant rich beets and orange juice. You can even try a three day juice cleanse if you want to really get serious with your health!
After enjoying healthy meals a Mother’s for a few days or weeks, your body will have a greater appreciation for whole foods, vegetables, and rich flavor. Inspired by the scrumptious menu, you can now re-create these great meals at home with confidence. And when you want to eat out, you can always count on Mother’s for tremendous local fare.