Healthy Eating On-the-Go: Is it Possible?

Posted on March 31, 2016 by Amanda Holliday | 0 Comments

This post comes to us from Katie Jasper. Katie is a functional nutritionist, and co-founder of Prescribe Nutrition.  

Healthy eating. On-the-go.

…. Aaaaah hahaha.

Amiright? Those two statements, while ideal, sometimes feel like the farthest from the truth. Sure we give it our all some weeks, but as life picks up, we juggle a gazillion tasks, errands and then some - healthy eating on the go because a ginormous j.o.k.e.

Here is the deal, Prescribe Nutrition is built on eating whole foods, particularly with a combination of the magic trio: fat, fiber and protein. Making sure each meal and snack has a combination of fat, fiber and protein is going to help you feel satiated and keep your blood sugar levels stable. One of our favorite and easiest ways to achieve this? A smoothie. Not to mention that we're always be delighted by the chance to start the day with greens. Always.

But smoothies have their challenges on the go - spilling, smoothie ‘staches, your mason jar NOT fitting in your cup holder or feeling safe in your purse, being tough to clean out, etc. We know you're feeling us on this one! Enter the Not So Little Green Pouch which has 14 oz. of space for your enjoying. And being dishwasher safe and free of toxic materials was a must (thank you!). Plus, this new pouch is cupholder-friendly, making it truly perfect for on-the-go. 

Our favorite smoothie combinations usually incorporate:

- Water or nondairy milk
- Dark leafy greens
- An avocado (trust us on this - it thickens, adds healthy fats and a boat load of fiber)
- Frozen veggies or berries (trick: frozen zucchini is just as great as frozen banana for thickening)
- A superfood: chia, goji, maca, matcha, etc.
- Option: a whole foods, free of artificial sugars and flavors protein powder. And if you’re using whey protein, aim for grass fed.

    As we head towards warmer weather this citrus-y, uber refreshing smoothie is a favorite:

    KEY LIME PIE SMOOTHIE [1 LARGE OR 2 SMALL SERVINGS]

    2 cups dark leafy greens, your choice
    1⁄2 cup coconut water*
    1⁄4 cup full-fat coconut milk
    1 large frozen banana
    1⁄2 cup chopped, frozen zucchini Juice and zest of 2 limes
    1 date, pitted
    1⁄2 teaspoon matcha powder* 1⁄4 ripe avocado, pitted

    *Optional!

    1. Blend all ingredients except for the ice until well blended and creamy. Add additional milk or water if needed to thin to your desired consistency.
    2. Add ice to get it colder! Note: ice will thicken the smoothie.
    3. If using protein powder or seed mix, add at the very end (you don’t want to overblend protein powder).

    Voila! Now funnel this bad boy into your Not So Little Green Pouch, and you’ve got yourself a bangin’ breakfast (or snack!) in the most easy to use and clean container that exists.

    For more great recipes, tips and tricks from this fantastic nutrition team of experts, join them (and us!) for Prescribe 20 starting this Sunday, April 3rd. Use the code: ‘LGP’ for an additional 20% off!

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    Posted on April 22, 2014 by Amanda Holliday | 1 Comment

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    With the massive amounts of information available about eco-this and sustainable-that, the pressure to be "green" can be overwhelming. We don't claim to be perfect (what fun would that be, anyways?), but we do understand that even small changes and choices that seem inconsequential can make an impact. The best advice we can give is to determine what is most important and realistic for your family. The realistic piece is key here. Don't bite off more than you can chew or, no matter what your intentions, you may end up with a stockpile of cloth diapers that never get used.

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    Posted on April 08, 2014 by Amanda Holliday | 31 Comments

    Did you know that over the last 20 years, picky eating has become rampant, parents have turned into short-order cooks, and family mealtime has declined 30%.

    We are so excited about this giveaway. We first met the awesome ladies from Raddish Kids in October at the ABC Show when they were getting ready to launch their Kickstarter campaign. 

    Raddish was created by the folks behind Kitchen Kid, the leading provider of edible education throughout Los Angeles.

    We love the Raddish philosophy:
    "At Raddish, we believe two of the greatest gifts you can give your children are a love and appreciation of good food, and a childhood enjoyed at the family table."

     

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