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STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) — Start the new season with healthy living tips!

Wellness Consultant, Heather Wilson from East West Essentials, stopped by KCAL9 Tuesday to discuss different ways to prepare healthy food on a budget!

Here are some tips Wilson suggested:

BREAKFAST:

1.            Eat within a half hour after waking

2.            Start off with protein

3.            Make it simple but effective

SNACKS:

1.            Kids are going to snack, so make it healthy and convenient

2.            For consistent energy and metabolism levels etc.  eat something every 3 hours

3.            Extra important for kids with extra physical activities

LUNCH:

1.            Durable, will survive “on the go” or in the “backpack”

2.            Nutrient rich enough to get through the afternoon bright and alert

DINNER:

1.            Fast and easy to prepare

2.            Able to make more than one meal at a time

3.            Able to prepare ahead of time

Meal Ideas:

Breakfast:

Power Shake- under $2

•             Ideally, it would be great to all sit around the table and eat a full breakfast, but most families can’t do this, so start day with protein.  It gets your energy and metabolism going.

•             Clean, pure source of protein for the whole family

•             Can mix with any fresh or frozen fruit you have with stevia, almond or rice milk, juice etc.

•             Time saver

Snacks:

Power Cakes – $.50

•             Sunflower seed or any nut butter and rice cakes topped with sliced fruit

Crunchy Kale Chips – $.50

•             Add sea salt

Turkey Jerky – $.50

•             Homemade with tamari

Lunch:

Turkey and Cheese Tortilla wraps – $1.25

•             Tightly rolled with saran wrap, label them and place in fridge.  Kids can grab the ones they want and throw them in lunch bag

•             Can use turkey and cheese, cheese alone or nut butters and jelly

•             Can use gluten free brown rice tortillas or regular tortillas

Dinner- (all made from one roasted turkey)

Turkey Chili – $1.00

Turkey Pasta with Alfredo sauce – $1.00

Turkey Soup – $1.00

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