Meal Planning Services now being offered!

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I am pleased to announce that I have partnered with Real Plans to offer customizable meal planning services to you.

  • In a meal rut? Tired of having the same thing to eat all the time?
  • Need some suggestions of traditional food to eat or just want some mealtime inspiration?
  • Have food allergies or sensitivities that cause you to avoid certain foods?

No problem! Real Plans to the rescue! You can check out this video that explains all the capabilities that Real Plans has to offer.  It’s amazing what a relief it is when you have a plan in place and know what you’ll be eating each night of the week, especially when you have a crazy hectic schedule! Let Real Plans help you with your grocery list, meal prep timeline, new recipes and even some old familiar favorites! I love that I can import the recipes that we love to eat, and Real Plans will let me decide when we want to eat it, or mix things up so we can try new things.  It’s been so nice having one less thing to worry about each week! Did I mention that the meals are delicious? Everyone in the family has been happy with what we’ve had since trying this service out.

All the recipes are highly customizable – you can fix meals for 1 person or a family of 8 or more, and everything in between! Trying to avoid certain ingredients? No problem! You can remove certain items (like tomatoes) or even whole categories (like nightshades) with just a few clicks of your mouse! You can choose gluten free, dairy free, traditional, paleo, vegetarian…even switch it up depending on what you feel like.  Have meatless Monday’s at your house? Real Plans has you covered! I highly recommend it!

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NutriSimplicity has officially launched!

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I’m so excited to welcome you to my brand spanking new website, www.nutrisimplicity.com! Thank you to everyone who has supported me in this journey.

I am hoping to post at least monthly to this blog with nutrition tips, cooking ideas and general wellness info.  If there’s a certain topic you’d like to see addressed, please contact me and I’ll see what I can do! In the interim, feel free to browse the site and see what it has to offer.  I hope you find it helpful!

A little bit about my nutrition philosophy: I think food should nourish you – body and soul.  Which means food should taste GOOD.  It should be good for you and give you everything your body needs to thrive and complete all of its numerous processes each day.  If you’re lacking energy or focus, chances are your ratios of fat, carbohydrates and protein are off.  All three of these macronutrients are essential for a healthy body – don’t avoid any of these if you’d like to be healthy! I also think food should be simple.  Who has hours to spend prepping and cooking meals every day?

One of the easiest ways to make food more appealing is to make it look good – we eat with our eyes first, right? Here’s a few images of “fancy” knife cuts you can do to give interest to your meals.  This is certainly not something you need do daily; but it’s fun to mix things up from time to time! Even better – why not do one big prep session and knock out all the veggies you need for the week at once – then just freeze or throw in the fridge to use throughout the week? By making your food uniform in size, it helps it to cook at the same rate, and it makes it easier to eat while also appealing to the eye.  Invest in at least one good chef’s knife that you can use for the bulk of your food prep, and you’ll be all set! You can always add specialty knives later…start with the basics and keep in simple.  Cooking should be fun! We have to eat every day, right? Who needs complicated?

Have fun experimenting with your kitchen knife skills! Practice makes progress, and if you practice a little every day, soon you’ll be a pro at using your knife and making your food look good enough to eat! ;D

In Health,

Marie Olson, NTP