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YEsssss!!! It’s officially BBQ Season! Summer Solstice has passed, the sunshine is out, the heat is on and we are in the thick of Summer fun. From the 4th of July through Labor Day, chances are, you’ll see your fair share of BBQ fiestas! And as us health concious folks, you’re probably aware these aren’t always the “healthiest” of holidays.
And that’s just silly because BBQing is actually a healthy method of cooking, it’s just what we toss in the mix that can muck it up a bit. As you plan your shopping lists this Summer, let me suggest these healthy Summer BBQ recipes. From sides to mains, cocktails to desserts — this is how we at the Clean & Colorful Kitchen plan to celebrate Summer BBQ Season!
Summer is awesome and as nature expects us to bare less clothing to stay cool in the heat, you may as well feel good about it! It’s not a diet or lifestyle overhaul, we’re just talking about simple strategies you can execute to feel good from the inside out — now and forever! Happy Summer!
Summer is crazy. Crazy fun right? School’s out, vacations are on the horizon and BBQ’s are a plenty! And nothing beats feeling good in your own skin basking in the Summer sunshine. Yet, healthy eating can so easily fall to the wayside as our schedules are in short – totally out of whack! This is where a Summer Detox kit can come in handy. They are a healthy way stay on track, slim down or recover from too much summer fun.
Yes, we know that “it’s not a diet it’s a lifestyle” and that a quick fix is never the long-term answer, which is why our residential, healthy meal delivery service is our core business. We also know how good it feels to fill your body with clean, predominately plant based goodness — if even for a short period of time. Pair that with the fact that shorter commitments are easier than long ones, we’ve created two Summer Detox options to help kick your body into high gear this season.
Total win, right? Here are some things to consider as you select which detox is right for you…
Are you ready to see just how great clean eating can make you feel? Order your detox kit today and we’ll deliver it to you on Monday!
I think we all know sugar is the new fat, right? Removing added sugar from your diet can be a simple way to improve the quality of your diet and your health, helping you look and feel your best. That’s what I want to help you with today! I’m going to give you a tiny bit of background on our sugar situation today, give you three simple steps to remove added sugar from your diet and then my favorite healthy grab and go snack. And guess what? It’s still sweet!
It’s no secrete many of us are addicted to sugar. This was inevitable for a few reasons. Namely, as humans we have a natural affinity to sweetness because simple carbohydrates are our preferred source of energy. And for that reason, manufactures have pumped even seemingly healthy foods full of sugar knowing we’d fall victim and buy, buy, buy.
When consumed in the right amounts, natural sugar is perfectly harmless. But that is not what is happening today. When in excess, added and processed sugars become addictive and feed a downward spiral of unstable blood sugar levels, mood swings, uncontrollable cravings, of course weight gain and in many cases, disease. None of this is good, which is why my 3 step processes to breaking this pattern is so important today!
This process has got to start with a heartfelt and meaningful decision. Removing sugar actually might not be as simple as it. Spending time thinking about why you want to make this shift will be essential in your long-term success. Understand the risks associated with added sugar and the benefits of removing it and apply them to your life. What will it mean to you?
Those are all very general examples. Your job in step one is to apply them to your life so your decision becomes simple, real and is easier to execute because you have your eye on your long-term prize.
Cutting out “added sugar” does not mean you’re committing yourself to a life of bark or other flavorless grains and veggies. But it does involve the replacement of many of your processed treats with more natural options. And this is not something you need to do all in this moment. I mean, you could dive in and take the Clean & Colorful Pantry Challenge and go cold turkey today. Or, you could choose one item you have on a regular basis and look for a better option. The less sugar you have, the less you will crave and you can continue to build on your good habits.
As you embark on your journey, you will naturally still have a sweet tooth. The good news is that there is no end to naturally sweetened products. When you eat naturally sweetened foods, they come with a host of other benefits like fiber, protein and healthy fat to support stable blood sugar and micronutrients like vitamins and minerals to boost your general health. That’s a whole lot more than a your cola can offer!
Here are some ideas to help you replaced processed and added sugar with more natural solutions…that are still sweet and taste good!
You’ll notice as you replace processed with sugars with natural options, how your pallet changes. Naturally sweet foods will start to taste sweeter and you’ll begin to use less and less overtime. Foods with added sugar will begin to taste absurd and you’ll wonder how you ever ate them. Your mood will be more stable, your cravings will chill out and you may even begin to drop a few pounds. This is a winning cycle.
Snacks are generally when we reach for sweet treats. This is why having Clean & Colorful Snacks on hand can save you! Grab and go snacks that are naturally sweetened can help fight cravings, stabilize mood and most importantly, save you from ever being at the mercy of the vending machine! When you add a Clean & Colorful Snack Pack to your weekly order, you’ll get 10 (2 servings of 5 different snacks) ready to go snacks for just $25. Our snacks range from cookies to applesauce, sweet and salty chips to crunchy garbanzo beans. Be sure to add one to your order this week and see for yourself the difference it makes to always have healthy snacks on hand.
Are you ready to kick added sugar to the curb?