Now that you’ve outed the old, it’s time to bring in the new! Use the Foods To Enjoy list to restock and aim to keep it simple over the first few weeks by going with healthy choices that you already love. The same goes for your meal plan: omelets and scrambles for breakfast, salads with protein for lunch, meat and vegetables for dinner. I recommend choosing five or so meals that you can cycle through for the first few weeks to help keep stress to a minimum during your transition phase.
Here are some of my go-to meals:
The Food Spectrum list is one of my favorite resources for eating healthy on a budget, keep it close by for your first few shopping trips.
ALWAYS read the label when buy condiments, dressings, and other food products! While there are some great products out there, most tend to be full of unsavory ingredients -- refined veggies oils, preservatives, and excessive sugars. You'd be surprised how many companies use cheap ingredients and fillers.
To avoid some of these issues, I purchase most of these foods at Thrive Market -- great products from amazing brands at the best prices, check it out! Using my Thrive link gets you an extra 25% off of your first order, plus kicks me $25 to spend on Thrive -- it's a win-win!