5 A Day: Why Less is More

When it comes to nutrition this rule of thumb is simply, less is always more! We all want to "eat clean" but how do we do it?! For something that sounds so basic it can be overwhelming to trudge through the countless articles out there. While I hate to add another log to that fire, I hope this one offers a cleaner guideline (see what I did there??). 

1. If you can grow it you can eat it. Next time you stand in front of your fridge deliberating between an apple or a low cal sugar free yogurt just think to your self, "when was the last time I saw a Pick-your-own-low-cal farm in the area!?" 

2. Name Game. Just because it looks healthy doesn't mean your body wants you to put it in your mouth. Try to stick to under 5 additives if and when you can, and preferably ones you can pronounce, take that hydroxigenated oil!

3. Spice it Up! For example, when mixing a salad pile your ingredients on: avocado, almonds, broccoli, squash, pepper, tomatoes (the more the merrier! but eat in moderation). Also you would pleasantly surprised that some of your favorite foods and drinks might already be in their purest form. Below is one example of a day full of our favorite foods, all of which stick to the 5 and under additive rule. Send us your favorite recipes for a shout out on our next health and nutrition post! 

Breakfast: Oatmeal with berries, almonds and agave syrup. Gusto Coffee (iced or hot) 

Lunch: Spiced Mexican Salad: 1/2 cup black beans, corn salsa, tomato, butter lettes, cilantro, bell pepper and 1/2 of quinoa (optional).

Snack: Popcorners popcorn chips and 1/2 an avocado. 

Dinner: Summer Squash Pasta: Whole wheat pasta, grated summer squash, soy beans or chick peas, tomato, spinach and olive oil. 

Desert: Summer berries and cream. 

Happy Eating Lovelies! 

xoxo, Legally Blonde and Brunette