5 Simple Ways to Stop Feeling Guilty About Eating Your Favorite Foods

how-tos Aug 22, 2020

One of the things I often hear from women is the fear that eating healthy means you have to give up the foods that they love.

Before I became a nutrition coach I had this fear too and it honestly caused me to feel guilty whenever I ate what I thought was "unhealthy food" or that wasn't on my meal plan. 

What I've learned over the years and what I've worked to help my clients understand is that there is no morality when it comes to food. Food is neither "good" nor "bad."

There are simply foods that work well with your body and others that just don't. Figuring out which foods work for your body is how you can personalize your nutrition so that you can eat healthy while enjoying the foods that you love and that work for your body. 

So, if you've been feeling a bit guilty for not eating "healthy enough" I'm sharing 5 simple ways to stop feeling guilty about eating your favorite foods!

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4 Simple Ingredients to Meal Plan on a Budget

how-tos Jul 14, 2020

Ever struggled with meal planning? If so, you're going to love this week's episode, where I'm sharing the 4 simple ingredients for meal planning on a budget.


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4 Simple Ingredients to Meal Plan on a Budget

1. Decide the Number of Meals and Snacks 

One of the first steps in meal planning that is often overlooked is deciding the number of meals and snacks that you're going to eat for the week. This step is important because when you don't take the step to plan it out you might find yourself grabbing something from the coffee shop or gas station.

Those little trips add up, which is why it's important to plan ahead as much as you can so that you're not wasting money buying overpriced things at the convenience store that you could have gotten for so much less at the grocery store. 

2. Shop Your Pantry, Freezer, and Fridge

Have you ever found yourself restocking your pantry or your fridge after a shopping trip only to realize you just...

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How to Make a Food Budget You Can Stick To (And Still Eat Out!)

how-tos Jul 05, 2020

Why does it seem like it costs more money to eat in rather than eat out? 

The cost of healthy food is often one of the biggest challenges for people who are just getting started on their healthy eating journey.

The one thing I've learned as a nutrition coach and through my own trial and error is that not having a food budget is a surefire way to spend a whole lot of money "you don't have."

That's why in this episode of A Spoonful of Soul, we're talking all about how to make a food budget that you can stick to (and still eat out!)


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3 Tips For Making a Food Budget You Can Stick To

1.Track Your Current Budget

When you know where you are, it's so much easier to plan where you want to go. That's why the first step in creating a food budget is tracking your current food budget. That means not only the groceries but everything else from those dinners out with friends to that candy bar you grabbed at the gas station.

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5 Money-Saving Grocery Tips With No Coupon Cutting Required!

how-tos Jun 27, 2020

How do you save money on groceries used to be a question I asked myself all of the time! 

Whether you're shopping at your local grocery store or a high-end market, you've likely experienced a grocery bill that wasn't exactly what you were expecting. 

That's why as a nutrition coach who specifically helps people eat healthy on a budget, I knew that tackling this problem was essential for my community. Because if you don't feel like you have the budget to eat healthy, you're not going to. 

If you've been frustrated with how expensive it is to eat healthy, you're going to love this post, where I share my top 5 money-saving grocery tips! Click through to watch.


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5 Money-Saving Grocery Tips  With No Coupon Cutting Required!

Don't get me wrong, there is a time and place for couponing. If you're like me you've likely forgotten to bring the coupons you spent hours clipping with you to the grocery store or that app you downloaded...

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How to Stock a Pantry: The Complete Guide to Stocking Your Pantry on a Budget

how-tos Jun 06, 2020

How to eat healthy on a budget is a question that I get asked frequently. And, my answer remains the same, having a well-stocked pantry. That's why I decided to put together a complete guide to stocking your pantry on a budget. 

Here I'm going to share with you the types of ingredients you need in your pantry, the ingredients you can buy based on your budgets, and where you shop to affordably stock your pantry. 

Before you start adding these ingredients to your grocery list, I want to make note that these are suggestions of where you can. It's so important to keep in mind your food preference, as well as any food intolerances or sensitivities. You don’t need everything on this list (although having a few of them would make meal prep a lot easier). Start where you are and add as you go!


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The Types of Ingredients You Need In Your Pantry 

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How to Eat Healthy Even When You've FAILED In the Past

how-tos May 23, 2020

Frustrated with healthy eating? Want to eat healthy, but don't know where to start? If so, I got you!

When I first got started with healthy eating I was so overwhelmed by all the contradicting information out there. I didn't know what to eat, what to avoid, or even who I should be listening too. 

What I did know was that staying overwhelmed was a choice. Like so many people before me I could figure it out. That's why I want to save you the overwhelm by sharing four simple tips to help you eat healthy even if you've failed in the past! Click through to watch. 


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Here’s a sneak peek of what I talked about:

  • [2:20] Why it's so important to get crystal clear on your why. 
  • [4:40] What getting specific on what success will look like helps you do. 
  • [7:41] How to get ready for the challenges we all experience with healthy eating.  
  • [11:07] Why getting intentional with how you design your healthy...
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How to Feed a Large Family Healthy Meals With What's Already In Your Pantry

how-tos Apr 28, 2020

If you've ever struggled to feed a large family, you're going to want to tune into this interview with my business friend, Apolonia Cross from Plan Her Way to Fit to sharing the hacks that she's using to feed her family on 8 (with #9 on the way!)

The reason that I joined forces with Apolonia is that as a family of one (and a half if you count my dog Penny), I know all too well that not all of the tips I share are going to be applicable to large families. 

I knew that I had to get Apolonia to share exactly how she is doing this with a large family when she’s pregnant while running an online business, during a pandemic. In this special episode of A Spoonful of Soul, we break down exactly how to feed a large family healthy meals with what's already in your pantry. Click through to watch! 


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Apolonia Cross of Plan Her Way to Fit

Apolonia is a mom of 6 and an online health coach who helps working moms work...

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