Clean Eating

Clean eating is so important, yet I always seem to need tips on planning healthy meals. The kind that are healthy AND yummy! And, the kind that I’m excited to prepare because they’re quick and easy or I can prepare them in advance. When I have a plan, I’m much more likely to stick to it!

Would you like to learn more about clean eating, healthy meals and planning a menu for your family? Join me in a FREE challenge group! The great part about these groups is that each day there is an assignment to give me a little nudge toward my goal. Left to my own devices, I might have a long pinterest list of recipes to try but without accountability, I don’t always get around to it. Everyone in the group is here to motivate you and share their own experiences. So, let me know if you would like to join!

Here are the answers to some questions you might have:

WHY should I join a challenge group?

  • Fresh ideas
  • Accountability
  • Motivation
  • Fun

HOW does it work?

  • I will set up a private FaceBook group so that members can share recipes and ideas – tips and tricks – and be engaged with the group. I joined my first challenge group two months ago and I love the accountability, encouragement and motivation that the groups provide. Each day, there is a posted assignment. I have found that by sharing with the group, I get SO much more out of my fitness journey than I ever could on my own.

WHAT is the cost?

  • There is no cost for the meal planning challenge group!

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