The richer eating poorer…

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Fall for me has always been a super busy time of the year. Back to school, back to routine, gearing up for the holidays, etc. It’s tough to get in the kitchen to cook a healthy meal night after night. I get it. However, fast food is not the answer! Recently at a food talk I attended we were taught that having a meal consisting of a meat, starch, veggie and salad is not necessary. You can get the nutrients you need and feel the satisfaction you desire from making just one good food choice. For example, try a yummy lentil soup, or turkey chili recipe. As long as you are eating healthy snacks throughout the day (fruit, veggies) you will be getting everything you need. Americans in general feel the need to have huge meals which results in feeling so full after each meal. Why? We can be completely satisfied, and feel better at the same time if we choose simple, easy, healthy meals over huge hearty savory meals, at least from time to time. Give it a try!