My Newest Mom Life Hack: Daily Harvest

I recently gave Daily Harvest a try and I was NOT disappointed. As a busy women and mom, I love anything that makes my life easier, and these my friend should be a staple for anyone looking for just that, especially when it comes to meal time.

They make it almost too easy, if you can say that.  You log into your account, select how many you would like per week or month then make your actual selections (cauliflower rice and pesto is my current favorite).

They arrive via FedEx on the date selected, packaged with dry ice (my 8th grade self would LOVE this as I did my science fair project on dry Ice).  You place them in the freezer until you’re ready to eat then it’s simply microwave for 4 minutes or use the stove top, eat and ENJOY.

I won’t lie.  My first experience I was expecting it to be what you would expect from your “typical” freezer meal and THEY ARE SO MUCH BETTER!  If you didn’t know any better, you would think it was home made right there in your kitchen.

You can get smoothies, harvest bowls, soups, lattes and more!

I have been choosing harvest bowls as I’m not a huge soup person and have a set smoothie recipe that works for me at the moment.  The best part is, that if you don’t eat them in a certain time frame, they are still good as they stay in the freezer.  What?!?!?  Mind blown.

I don’t know how they do it but the flavors go beyond what you would expect from frozen goods and any meal delivery service you can find (trust me, I’ve tried quite a few!)

Don’t take my word for it though, give it a try for yourself.  (But use my code so you get 3 FREE!)

The Lowdown – 21 Day Fix

It’s about to go down – your weight that is!  As I break down the 21 Day Fix nutrition plan for YOU.

I once saw a video of someone who said they disliked the fact that it was called “Fix” because that implied that something was broken but the fact is that 21 Day Fix is in fact fixing something that is broken – eating habits.  Right now more than one-third of US Adults are obese and almost one-fourth of adolescents.  Let’s be honest, that is not good.  But I’m not here to talk stats, I’m here to help YOU change your life.  And a big part of that is understanding how to eat healthy and get your nutrition in check.

What I love about the 21 Day Fix is that is simple, easy to follow, portion control.  You aren’t told you CAN’T eat certain food groups or that you have to count calories or points.  Basically, if it fits in it’s appropriate container, you can eat it!  Yeah!

 

Here are some basics for you:

  • When you order the 21 Day Fix, it comes with 7 color-coded containers:
    • Green Container (Vegetables): 1 1/4 cups
    • Purple Container (Fruits): 1 1/4 cups
    • Red Container (Protein): 3/4 cups
    • Yellow Container (Carbs): 1/2 cups
    • Blue Container (Healthy Fats and Nuts): 1/4 cups
    • Orange Container (Seeds and Dressings): 2 tbsp.
  • How do I know how many of each container I can have in a day?
    • Simple calculation that you are given, which is also included in your package
  • Don’t feel like you have to eat all your containers. If you aren’t hungry, then don’t eat for the sake of eating.
  • If you find you need more food, start by adding a Green Container first.
  • You will want to spread your containers out throughout the day – between 3 meals and 2 snacks, roughly 2-3 hours apart. This will help keep your metabolism going and burning throughout the day.

This plan is about teaching you to eat clean, healthy food.  It is not a diet but a way to a healthier life that will become a lifestyle for you.

 

Sample Meal Plan

21DFX – Sample Meal Plan

 

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology blended with ice, coffee, 1/2 cup strawberries and 1/4 banana (1 Red, 1 Purple)

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Morning Snack: 3/4 cup Yogurt (1 Red)

Lunch: Grilled Chicken Breast, Spaghetti Squash, Feta and Cucumbers (1 Red, 2 Green, 1 Blue)

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Afternoon Snack: 1 cup Strawberries (1 Purple)

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Dinner: Filet, Asparagus and Sweet Potato (1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Green, 2 Oils)

Ready to try it for yourself and make a change to healthier, fitter life?  YES!