Welcome to Busy Women Mealtime Makeover! Whether you are one of the lovely busy ladies participating in the makeover or just interested in taking your meals up a notch – girl, do I have some rockin’ recipes for you! From now until March 2nd, I’ll be featuring twelve new delicious makeover-friendly recipes. These recipes are from other busy women like me and you! This week, we are focusing on eating more whole grains. (And if you want to join in and get the entire makeover PDF complete with meal plans, shopping lists and recipes, videos and photos of me cooking for added support, weekly emails with additional recipes and kitchen tips and tricks and access to our online forum, you can totally start a few days late – click here and sign up!)
Angela was one of my students when I was a student mentor for my nutrition school, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is such a sweet heart and a a great cook as well. She is also a horticulturist. She knows her plants! Check out her business, Grow Inspired. What a cute name, huh?
Angela, you are busy, right? How do you get a decent, healthy meal on the table?
Simplify, plan and improvise. Cook once eat twice.
Why do you make healthy, real food a priority in your life?
As a gardener and a mother I appreciate the value of nurturing our minds and bodies with food that has been raised by responsible farmers and prepared with love.
What is your favorite thing to make when it is cold outside?
Curry has been the favorite this winter. I love it because the vegetables are easy to find in the winter, they store well and organic is readily available. It is warming and great leftover.
What is that one thing that busy people can do this winter to eat a little healthier?
Soups and stews are easy to make and can be frozen in individual serving sizes if you make an extra large batch. There is nothing like hot soup on a cold day and even better if you make a healthy version. They are great leftover if not better and you have limitless options: Vegetarian, grains, beans, greens, meat and seafood all are great in soups.
What is your favorite gadget in the kitchen?
Lately it has been the blender, we have been making a lot of green smoothies.
Vegetable Curry Quinoa