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Top 10 Tips for Healthy Eating During Summer Holidays

 

Who else is loving the perfect summer weather we have been enjoying so far? Ummm everyone right?

For us the longer days and warmer weather means more adventures outdoors, beach days and cottage time. I wanted to share that with all of the excitement of summer our family still commits to healthy eating even on vacation, weekends at the cottage and long weekends. I wanted to share how we do this and inspire you to do the same. I am so passionate about helping everyone make healthy eating a lifestyle and keeping it delicious, fun, attainable and works for them.

This is one of the reasons I created my new Community 30-Day Clean Eating Program is to show others ways to create a healthy lifestyle and make it accessible even during the summer months, through BBQ’s, parties and just life in general. I wanted to help coach people through the month and to make healthy eating work for you (with loads of my favourite, most delicious recipes). I am currently running this program and because it has been so life changing and successful we will be running it again Monday August 12th click to register: https://www.pamrocca.com/products/30-day-clean-eating-challenge 

One of the biggest tips to healthy eating is to make it consistent.

Do you eat the same way on Monday vs Friday? That has been one of the biggest factors for my healthy eating journey, I aim to treat weekends and holidays like any other day. Seeing as this is the most popular weekend for vacation I thought it would be a great time to share our Top 10 tips for healthy eating during the summer or on vacation.

Keep reading to grab the Top 10 Tips For Healthy Eating on Summer Holidays

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Peanut Chicken or Chickpea Tacos In a Lettuce Wrap

 This past week I was feeling really creative in the kitchen and I took one of the recipes from my new cookbook - The Peanut Slaw Bowl and I wanted to make a spin on it and turn it into dinner. The chicken and chickpea tacos were the outcome and I couldn’t be more pleased with how easy and delicious this recipe is. Honestly dinner is ready in under 20 minutes and it can be a hit with the whole family. I do mine in lettuce wraps which makes it gluten free and lower in calories which suits my nutritional needs (as I am currently running a 30 day clean eating challenge if you want to join the fun click here https://www.pamrocca.com/custom-meal-plans) and my family enjoys their tacos in whole wheat wraps with no cilantro which suits their needs.

This recipe shows that you can eat clean and your food can and should be so flavourful, I would never post something that was bland or boring. That’s just not me. I want to get everyone excited to eat more veggies, to think twice about what we are putting in our bodies and make it so simple that there really are no excuses to not eat healthier. Because honestly you guys, what we eat affects how we feel each and every day…and I want you to all feel fantastic!

I created two versions of this recipe both are yummy! Pick the one that suits your nutritional needs and goals and enjoy.

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Lunches On the Go!

Recently I polled my socials to ask you guys what meal you struggle the most with: breakfast, lunches, dinner or snacks….truth be told you said all of them so over the next few blogs I will be answering questions and sharing some info to help reduce the struggle.

I am going to share 5 easy lunch recipes that are delicious and will keep you filled to crush your day. But before we jump into that I want to share why most people struggle with lunches on the go - the main reason time and time again is they fail to plan and prep their meals ahead of time. I totally get it, we all have full schedules and in no way am I saying it’s always “easy”, I just want to share tips that have worked for me so that I can stay nourished even on those busy days.

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Healthy Double Chocolate Muffins

As a mom one of the biggest struggles during the school year is keeping lunch packing fun and fresh. I use to struggle hard with wondering what the heck to pack in my kids lunches. My goal this year was to avoid packaged snacks and lunch options to not only know what is in their food but to also help with environmental waste. In turn this has allowed me to save money on our groceries as well. A lot of the processed snacks can add up!

We buy bananas every week and if we ever have any really ripe ones left that always equals fresh muffins. We try to avoid food waste by using up what we can. So a few weeks ago I had some really ripe bananas and created this awesome recipe for school lunches and an after school snack. They were such a hit with the neighbourhood kids that they disappeared right away. In that moment I knew I had to share this recipe with all of you. I know it’s May and we are nearing the end of the school year and this is usually when our lunch creativity is at it’s lowest, so hopefully this recipe helps you out moms.

If you are not a mom and pack lunches for kids I am happy to say these are kick ass snacks for adults too!

Keep reading to grab this easy and delicious recipe.

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Homemade Energy Bars

Energy and granola bars are quick grab and go snacks, that are easy to pack. We rely on them all the time in our household. However a lot of store bought options are often not healthy and can be loaded with sugar, added preservatives and or artificial ingredients.

Grab the recipe to make these healthy nut and seed bars.

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Portion Distortion - How Much Should We Be Eating?

Portion Distortion & Conquering Cravings

With Summer holidays, extended vacations, BBQ's and holidays it can be really easy to fall out of your healthy eating routine and find yourself gasp....overeating......and giving into every single craving that presents itself to you. 

While giving into cravings here and there is no big deal when you make a summer out of overeating and giving into cravings daily you will find out pretty quickly that you don't feel so great and here is why. 

Keep reading to find out 4 ways to overcome your cravings and the negative health consequences of overeating.

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Ditch The Labels Already

Why I think we need to ditch the labels and just eat in a way that feels healthy for our own bodies.

Don't get me wrong I am all for people choosing a healthy eating lifestyle that works for them, but the one thing I have noticed through my years in the field is that these labels and trends come and go. Hello zone diet, atkins, south beach??? Ring a bell anyone?

I have ALWAYS been a big fan of plain old healthy eating. But this doesn't sell, it's not catchy and no one every says "I am following the healthy eating diet". We are so screwed up with the overwhelm of "health" information that we don't even know what healthy eating is anymore. People also love to jump on board with the next big thing. I get it, it sells. I am not trying to be pessimistic here, I know that there are people out there that have it figured out and LOVE that...but the reality is that I work with thousands of people who struggle with food their weight and the way they feel in their bodies. 

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