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Eating a “balanced diet” can mean a lot of different things to different people! Finding balance in our lives will always be an individual task, but here are some general guidelines to help you get started on the right track. 

1. Focus on your mindset.

I know I’ve said it before, but no foods are bad foods unless they will physically harm you (think allergies or intolerances). Sometimes the emotional side of eating is just as important as the physical side of it, and we do need to occasionally honor those urges. While it might not be the best idea to eat a cookie for dinner every night, it doesn’t mean that all cookies are harmful on occasion. 

2. Make sure you are getting the nutrients your body needs.

Another side of “balance” is making sure your body is getting all of the nutrients it needs. Our bodies thrive on a variety of foods, and that is the best way to get all of those good vitamins and minerals into your system as well as good, whole food sources of carbohydrates and proteins. 

Whole food sources of carbohydrates include grains like rice, wheat, and oats. These will give you energy and help to balance your blood sugar. Pro-tip – the best way to keep your blood sugar from spiking then dropping will be to eat meals with plenty of protein, fiber, and some fats. 

Whole food sources of proteins include meat products like chicken, pork, or beef as well as eggs, whey protein supplements, and plant-based sources like tofu. 

If this seems overwhelming, the sole reason our business exists is to help you! We want to make eating a balanced diet easy and enjoyable. Check out some of our balanced meals here!

 

3. Eat the Rainbow. 

A good way to get a lot of vitamins and minerals in your life is to eat foods in a variety of colors. You can get good vitamins from red and yellow fruits, minerals from dark green vegetables, and antioxidants from blue and purple fruits and veggies. 

And one last thing to remember- every body is different, so what YOU need to have a balanced diet may be different from your friend. Learning to listen to your body and create that balance can be difficult at times, but it is so worth it for the health and energy you will enjoy.

 

Need help figuring out your balance? Schedule a FREE virtual consultation with our nutritionist, Bri! 

 

 

Bri

Owner/Chef

Bri began her culinary career by creating authentic Mexican cuisine in a taco truck. Realizing her love of rich authentic food, she began her academic education as a nutritionist, and graduated in Food Sciences. She then became a personal trainer, learning how to create personalized workout and meal plans for each client. This unique combination of real world culinary experience, education, and personal training made Brianne the perfect chef for Prepp’d. She has personally established and prepared each of these recipes, and she is excited to bring her passion to Southeastern Idaho.
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Chris

Owner

Chris discovered his love for creating beautiful meals when he was 14. He loved seeing the joy and satisfaction that his guests got when they tasted his creations. However, after a few years of eating unhealthy, he found himself severely overweight. He knew that he needed to make a change, and worked to create meals that were delicious and nutritious. Chris is very passionate about creating dishes that are incredibly tasty, while also working to fit in your macros. As an entrepreneur, he saw the need for a quick, healthy meal option in Southeastern Idaho. After losing over 80 lbs due to healthy diet changes, he knew that Prepp’d would make a difference for so many families. He is elated to bring his vision to life as Prepp’d provides a convenient, healthy meal option.
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