“I don’t know what to eat” rut.
A couple of weeks ago, I posted some of my favourite resources for when we get stuck in ruts. I’m super happy that many of you loved it and found it helpful.
In that post HERE, I referred to the “I don’t know what to eat” rut. I didn’t share any ideas or my favourite resources (my bad!) that I often share with clients.
First, people ask why I post about food, have a mini recipe book and talk about food. We believe how we do our lives and careers relate to how we nourish our bodies. Being a great leader, living your life to its fullest, making balanced, informed choices and decisions, and coping with the curveballs – needs good balanced nutrition 80% of the time. We are not looking for perfectionism; we are working on balance with a daily-ish attitude.
So, now you know why I’m so passionate about food; here are my favourite resources to help you help yourself.
Cooking from scratch
I am a huge fan of cooking from scratch –in the most straightforward way possible! I find the process relaxing; it helps me unwind from a long day; I sometimes do a cook-a-long on Instagram.
It helps me learn about blending new flavours, and it keeps me accountable to eat food that serves my health. I love talking about what I’ve made and sharing it with people. I am a HUGE fan of cooking once and eating two or three times – making sure I have enough for at least one or two additional meals. My absolute go-to resource to keep things simple, doable, and healthy, meeting my cooking needs from scratch, is Mindful Chef. It’s Healthy, saves time and reduces waste.
The reasons I love Mindful Chef –
- Nutritionist-designed recipes that help me keep on track with my health
- The quality and the taste are excellent
- I always have feel-good energy after eating
- I never throw food away. Every scrap goes in my tummy
- Quality British meat. Sustainably caught fish. Free-range chicken. Grass-fed beef
- There are always new flavours to try keeping me interested in food
- Most recipes take no more than 30 minutes from raw ingredients to cooked and ready to eat on your plate
- Mindful Chef gives a school meal to a child living in poverty for every meal I enjoy.
And, by using my link HERE to order your first box, you can benefit from 25% off your first four recipe boxes.
There is no commitment to keep going after four weeks; cancel any time.
Since August last year, I’ve been using them; it’s been a game-changer for my health and cooking skills.
I Quit Sugar Slow Cooker Cookbook: I Quit Sugar
From breakfast to lunch to dinner, the I Quit Sugar Slow Cooker Cookbook has you covered. The slow cooker is not just for winter; it’s for life. This cooking style is a straightforward way to help you resolve those “I don’t know what to eat” rut moments. This resource caters to all budgets and lifestyles – which is essential for where we are in the world right now.
The book is jam-packed with budget-friendly meals and tips and tricks on keeping your cooking affordable, sustainable and sugar-free and TASTY!
Cooking on the gram
Here are my top three for what-to eat inspo Instagram accounts – my go-to resources when in a food rut:
Budgetbytes have been around for a while. A quick trip to their insta can get the taste buds going and the inspo flowing. They are mindful of the budget too.
Michaela Vais is the vegan expert making food delicious, hearty, comfort dishes. She shares many Indian, Italian, and Mexican inspired recipes with gluten-free options. She has a meal prep and planner so you can make sure you are getting great tasting food ideas right when you need them.
My 10 Day Foundation Food Plan with recipes and shopping lists
Lastly, but by no means least – I created my 10 Day foundation Food Plan mini-cookbook with recipes and shopping lists.
This little gem came about several years ago. Friends were asking me for top tips on eating better, so I put them all together in one place.
These recipes are still my favourite things to eat. I help you focus on eating well for 10 days, starting with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks – so you can see how differently you feel when you change your way of eating. It’s been a joy to see so many people enjoy this resource.
It’s available HERE.
The important point is – to enjoy your food and make meal planning easier for you.
- It’s important to feel fulfilled by food, whether working with food planning on a budget or pushing the boat out for a picnic.
- Being mindful of nourishing food is essentially delicious food.
- The deliciousness is the thing that will help keep you inspired to keep cooking and learning.