My Favorite Tools for Healthy Living

My Favorite Tools for Healthy Living

Are you looking to feel better and lose a little weight? I’ve got 10 Simple Tools for Healthy Living that are great for getting you to a healthier, happier you!

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Are you looking to feel better and live a little healthier? I've got 10 Simple Tools for Healthy Living that are great for getting you to a healthier, happier you!

10 Simple Tools for Healthy Living and Weight Loss

Have you felt like you’ve been stuck in a rut with your health? Maybe you’ve got your workout game down, but healthy eating remains to be a mystery. I’ve most definitely been there. In fact, I’ve spent many years of my life battling the numbers on the scale. I went from being a 3-sport athlete in high school to gaining nearly 90 pounds over the span of a decade. It’s not easy to come back from that. In fact, losing all of that weight was one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to do in my life.

Here’s the good news. It can be done! When you have these Tools for Healthy Living in your pocket, and have the right support system in place, you can live a healthier life and crush those weight loss goals. Here are some of the tools I use and love, and hopefully will bring you success as well.

Tools for Healthy Living: Get yourself a planner!

Having a way to track your meals and food is a great way to be more mindful of your health. Specifically, journaling is an excellent way to not only be more conscious of what you’re putting into your body, but it also forces you to confront the choices you’re making with food.

Recording your exactly what your eating, along with the amount and the time is a good way to understand where you could use some help, and how you can make better choices in the future.

One of my favorite planners is the Daily Greatness 90-Day Wellness Journal. Not only is it beautifully designed, there are also areas for meal planning, goal setting and checking in with your progress. Purchase the Daily Greatness 90-Day Wellness Journal here.

I also like the Erin Condren PetitePlanner Meal Planner. It’s great for planning out your week of meals, and includes a shopping list and an area for meal prep strategy. Small enough to fit in your purse or gym bag for easy reference while grocery shopping.

 

Tools for Healthy Living: Meal Prep Containers

Something as simple as containers can really help jump-start your meal planning! It certainly has for me. Meal prep containers not only help your refrigerator stay organized, they help encourage you to plan ahead with pre-planned portions of healthy meals. I love these Prep Naturals Glass Meal Prep Containers. They are oven, microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe, and come in a variety of sizes. Here are a couple sizes that I own and use on the regular:

5-Pack (30oz each) Prep Naturals Glass Meal Prep Containers – Food Prep Containers with Airtight Lids for Meal Prep

 

5-Pack (29 oz each) Prep Naturals Glass Meal Prep Containers Glass 2 Compartment – Food Prep Containers with Airtight Lids for Meal Prep

 

5-Pack (34 oz.) Prep Naturals Glass Meal Prep Containers 3 Compartment – Food Prep Containers with Airtight Lids for Meal Prep

These Ball Collection Elite Pint (16-oz.) Wide Mouth Jars,(Pack of 4) are fantastic meal-prep containers. I love using these for soups and making my Blueberry Almond Chia Seed Pudding.

Here’s some great recipes for Meal Prep that are perfect for these containers:

Healthy Taco Stuffed Peppers

Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe

Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Tools for Healthy Living: Kitchen Tools & Appliances

There are a few tools and small appliances in my kitchen that I really love. These items help streamline the cooking process, help save valuable time in the kitchen, therefore making life a whole lot easier!

My Cuisinart 3-in-1 Slow Cooker is a workhorse in my kitchen. It’s a huge time-saver and a fantastic tool for meal prep!

Here are a few of my recipes that I love making in my slow cooker:

Crock Pot Mexican Shredded Chicken

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef

Slow Cooker Sirloin Beef Stew

 

Have you hopped on the Instant Pot train yet? My 6-in-1 Instant Pot Pressure Cooker is another fantastic tool to help with meal prep!

 

Tools for Healthy Living: A Practical, Useful Grocery List

When it comes to grocery shopping, do you walk into the store with a prepared list? Honestly, if I don’t have a list ready to go, I feel utterly lost. Walking into the grocery store with a list is like arming yourself with a map designed to save you huge amounts of time in a place that is designed to suck you in with all of its glorious foods and aromas.

There are a couple routes you can go when it comes to grocery lists – paper or electronic. I’m more of a pen to paper person, so my family has a paper list that is attached to our refrigerator at all times. Anyone can add something to the grocery list, and once I’m ready to go to the store, the list is already prepared. An electronic list is also super helpful. There are several available that can be easily navigated from your phone (no more lost or forgotten lists!) These apps can be easily shared between family members and help save huge amounts of time when it comes to grocery shopping. Here are a few I love:

Helpful Tools for Healthy Living and Weight Loss

Printable Grocery List: Get this paper list, perfect for printing and posting to your refrigerator. Grocery List Printable(5×8)

Apps: Grocery Pal (available on both iOS and Android) and Out of Milk (available on both iOS and Android) are fantastic, highly rated Grocery list apps that are easy to use and shareable between family members.

 

Tools for Healthy Living: The Protein Smoothie Bible

You guys! Did you know I wrote & photographed a cookbook? As of April 2019 it will be on the bookshelves in all major bookstores, retailers an on-line sites. Woooo Hoooo!!!

The Protein Smoothie Bible by Erin Indahl-Fink, the perfect tool for Healthy Living!

The Protein Smoothie Bible offers quick, simple and incredibly healthy breakfast, lunch and snack ideas. These smoothie recipes were designed to include real ingredients that are accessible to everyone. Every recipe takes no more than 5 minutes to make!

There are over 60 smoothie recipes including, breakfast ideas, fruit & veggie smoothies, meal replacement options, post-workout recovery smoothies, dessert alternatives and even smoothies your kids will love!

Pre-Order The Protein Smoothie Bible here!

 

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