We all too often overcomplicate healthy eating and when we start looking at all the recipe books, diet plans, Pinterest boards, friend’s recommendations and other info flying at us every day, it can cause paralysis by analysis.

Anyone ever been there? You’re not sure where to start or you know creating a lavish meal with specialty ingredients just isn’t something you’re wanting to do right now, so you…don’t do anything. Maybe resort to fast food, snacks, convenience goodies.

I’ve been there, too! One of the best and easiest things I can do to get back into the groove of eating real food in a balanced & sane way is to make SCRAMBLES.

Yup, super easy and a great place to start to move your health continuum forward again. Scrambles are just quick concoctions you can create that include a mix of the following:

  • Lean protein (think eggs with ground meat, grilled tofu or legumes)
  • Veggies (the more colorful, the better!)
  • Just enough ‘extras’ (think fat/starch/salt/sugar) to keep you satisfied and put cravings at bay.
  • Make a huge batch to re-heat and eat all week.

Here’s a scramble we made the other day that took minutes and met all the checkmarks:

Eggs, ground Chirizo from Primal Roots Farms (not lean but chock-full of Omega-3s since it was from pastured pork), Mix of whatever veggies I could find from the fridge: broccoli, peppers, onions, mushrooms, sauteed with salt & pepper. I cooked the eggs, meat and veggies separately and then mixed them together at the end and sprinkled it with hot sauce and just enough cheese to make it creamy and delish. :). Leftovers were saved for the next day’s lunch, with crispy roasted kale on top.

Extra tip: chop the veggies roughly and add to a food processor to dice into small pieces before sauteing. Take seconds and is such a great way to get veggies ready to saute quickly.

Simple + Satisfying = SUCCESS.

#bebetter, 1% at a time!
Jess + Team Valeo

Member Highlight

Our Golden Kettlebell this week goes to this awesome guy, Alan Denko. Alan is a vital part of the social thread at Valeo, bringing joy whenever he enters the gym. He’s been rocking his consistency in coming for Open Gym and it’s showing in his strength gainsand ability to be more pain-freeHuge wins!

Not only is he special to our tribe, he’s a retired Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs with the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (!), a volunteer at Eighth Day Farm, a gardener, a truck driver for Ottawa Glad Growers Flower Farm and loves to cook. ⚓️🌻🍇🍊

Yeah, you’re pretty fantastic, Alan. We’re so glad to have YOU part of our fitness family!

Life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change. – Jim Rohn

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