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First of all, walking into Wegman’s is one of the most glorious experiences in the world. My mom grew up near the family in upstate New York. My three closest friends from my longest office job in New Jersey lived across the street from a Wegman’s. Every time I was at their house, we’d cross the road, walk into the friendly and bustling store, and pick no less than 20 things we wanted to eat. And that was just the ready-made section, which actually, spans a dozen sections. It’s huge and wonderful!
Even before I had kids, and now with work and kids at the same time, I have always preferred to have meals, specifically lunches, that don’t require a lot of cooking/prep, etc. I’ve always preferred easy salads for lunch, as it’s the best way to get my vegetables and proteins in for lunches and snacks, and to give me energy to tackle the rest of my day. The elevĀte salads are a big part of my daily, busy, active lifestyle. It’s more than that, though. With all of the choices out there, I have to be more thoughtful with my meal planning on busy days. Of everything I saw at Wegman’s, I was so impressed with these:
They are quality, convenience, clean eating, on the go, and deliciousness at its finest! elevĀte offers a wonderful variety of clean and functional superfood salads in: Organic Sunny Caesar, Organic Nutty Cranberry, Organic Southwest Salad, and Organic Spinach Pow. They all feature clean ingredients which are antioxidant rich and high in omegas. They include plant-based proteins. Five out of the eight varieties are USDA organic. Seven out of the eight are gluten-free. Three varieties include antibiotic-free chicken, three are vegetarian, and one is 100% vegan. Whoa! That covers a lot of tastes and lifestyles.
I love the desirable benefits. I love that they’re Non-GMO Project-Certified. They are also sustainable, with fully recyclable packaging, printed with soy-based inks. It’s honestly never been easier to eat clean and feel great.
It turns out, there are some cool ways to eat easily and healthily on busy, busy days. These tips are meant for stay-at-home moms and dads, work-at-home moms and dads, those who work outside the home, and those without kids too. Busy people!
1. Check the weather. Sounds silly, right? The weather can greatly affect our moods, and knowing a rainy, chilly day is ahead may inspire you to make soup to bring in a thermos to work every day. A sunny day might inspire a picnic cooler!
2. Keep a meal journal and/or calendar. Sometimes it’s just a matter of finding what makes you feel great. You can also journal or plan what fits in your budget, what you might bring to share with others, what works with your diet or lifestyle, and what flavors and varieties of certain foods have the greatest impact on your workday. It’s also cool to take a look at what you were cooking or eating a year ago, two years ago, etc. Sometimes you can forget things you once loved, until you’re reminded. It’s also handy for making shopping lists. You can use Google calendar to sync up with loved ones.
3. Making shopping a strategic, but fun, process. Choose one shopping day a week and make a list. Check what’s on sale – looking at grocery circulars and more. Plan for leftovers. Prep food as soon as you get back from the store!
4. Go with themes. Well hey, Taco Tuesday and Wacky Wednesday can be fun! You can have pasta on Mondays, soup on Tuesdays, sandwiches on Wednesday. Whatever! There’s also a good bet there’s a salad to match each theme.
5. Find something that makes you feel inspired and uplifted! For me, that’s elevĀte salads. elevĀte believes that happy starts with healthy. Feeding your body right is the biggest contributor to both! With eight ready-to-eat superfood salads, your taste buds will enjoy many delicious flavors. This is wonderful portable nutrition at your fingertips, no matter how busy your life gets. So enjoy these recipes that include ancient grains, plant-based proteins, nutrient-dense greens, nuts, legumes, and seeds that are rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, as well as naturally occurring vitamins and antioxidants.