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Quick & Easy Foods for The Virgin Diet

20 Jan

One of the hardest parts of The Virgin Diet is knowing what you can eat! This post will help you figure that out.

When you are shopping you will want to stick with the basics defined in the book; protein, fruits, veggies & healthy fats. Less ingredients in something is always better. I’ve been scouring the shelves of my local grocery stores to find things that work in the diet & are easy & quick. Here are some of my favorites.

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30 Apr

Here is a great trick to eat healthier & avoid starches.

I am not sure where I saw this, but I cannot take credit for this idea (probably Rachael Ray).

My new favorite ‘magic’ veggie is cauliflower.  It can replace rice, potatoes or meat to add a substance to food that can otherwise can be too bland.

Cauliflower Rice: Leave it raw & throw it in a blender or food processor & blend.  (If you like sushi swap cauliflower out for the rice.)

Cauliflower is also great because it absorbs flavor beautifully, try marinating it.

QT #3: Gas Station Snacks

29 Mar

Road trips often lead to gas station snacking.  It’s hard to find anything close to being healthy in gas stations but there are a few things.  Trail Mix is a great option, I prefer Planters Sweet & Nutty.  Beef jerky is another great option & the best is the local jerky they have up by the cashier because it usually contain no preservatives.  Whatever you get, remember to read the ingredients & look for the most natural ingredients & usually the less ingredients the better.

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