Hello, Shaklee Family! Sarah Elijah Scherer here, the Shaklee Pure Performance Team Dietitian/Nutritionist, and I’m excited to share my top meal tips if you’re drinking two Life Shakes a day and eating one healthy meal. Often, we get so wrapped up in life and other priorities that we can forget about our health. I’m here to tell you that you deserve to have your health and a full life too. But first, let’s start with your Life Shakes. Are you committed to two Life Shakes a day? If not, consider that two Life Shakes each day can help you meet your health goals while maintaining your healthy lifestyle. Life Shake™ is SO easy and provides the right nutrition for your day with sufficient calories and almost no prep. Grab your shaker bottle or blender, then shake or blend to take charge of your day with fuel to keep you feeling awesome. Now to my top meal tips:
First Tip: Keep it simple
Planning simple meals will save you time and hassle. Although cookbooks, cooking shows, and your favorite celebrity chef’s social page are inspiring, they rarely feature dishes we can recreate with ease. That is why I say stick to simple meals that take little prep or cooking for six out of your seven meals each week. Then choose one meal per week where you can try something new or fancier. This fun experimentation in the kitchen is actually a great way to learn about yourself and find more healthy foods that you love.
Second Tip: Stock your pantry and fridge with healthy staples
Once you have the list of six simple meals for your week, shop for these groceries and keep them on hand. Keeping healthy vegetables and fruits on hand for snacking will also help you stay on track by limiting those temptations to reach for something you’ll regret later.
Third Tip: Do some simple math
I’m not talking about calorie math but, instead, plate math. I like to think of my plate in three sections: The first section is your protein. The protein on your plate should take ¼ of your plate. This protein should be lean protein (skinless poultry, white fish, greek yogurt, etc.) or plant-based protein (beans, peas, lentils, tofu, etc.). Next, your carbohydrates should take another ¼ of your plate. Choose whole-grain carbs at least 50% of the time. Finally, the last ½ of your plate should be vegetables. Choose “nonstarchy vegetables” that are high in nutrition and will keep you full. If you want my healthy plate shopping list, click here. What about fruit, you might be thinking? Yes, fruit is great to add in but in limited amounts because of the sugar, which brings me to my next tip…
Fourth Tip: Rethink your dessert
I add fruit to my meal as a dessert or I have fruit as a snack. Swapping a typical dessert and “junky snack” for a piece of fruit can save you enough calories to lose one pound of weight each week—those simple swaps add up!
Remember, your health is worth making a top priority in your life! Start with two Life Shakes per day and one healthy meal. You will begin to feel great sooner than you think. Thanks for reading, Shaklee Family!
Sarah Scherer is an Olympian (10 meter Air Rifle), Registered Dietitian, and Licensed Nutritionist currently living in Montana.