Things your meal doesn’t have to include in order to be balanced and healthy:
1. Designer protein powder
2. “Superfoods” that will “change your life” including but not limited to: maca powder, bootstrap molasses, acai, chia seeds, coconut oil, dandelion greens, brazil nuts, turmeric, tart cherries, kombucha, spirulina, goji berries*…
3. 30 ingredients
4. Any one ingredient that you never usually buy and will only use in this one recipe
5. Any one ingredient that you never usually buy and which will sabotage your entire grocery budget for the week
6. Spiralized vegetables
7. “Detox” ANYTHING.
All this shit does is make healthy eating seem expensive and unattainable. IT’S NOT.
You can get $25 worth of fruits, vegetables, rice, and lean protein at the grocery store and you’re set for a week or two. You don’t have to eat maca-spiked spiralized-zucchini avocado protein muffins (or whatever the fuck). You don’t have to rush out and buy fennel or tabbouleh or bison.
Just try to eat mostly real food, a lot of it, treat yourself when you feel like it, drink a lot of water, and you’re set.
It’s cheap, it’s attainable, it’s accessible. Don’t let anyone - your parents, your friends, a girl trying to make money off of instagram - tell you differently!!!