Many times when we hear the words “eating healthy”, we fear that this means we are going to be starving because we’re eating less.

I hate to break it to you but…


We just need to eat smarter. Incorporating vegetables at every meal is one way that we can both eat smart and feel better from the food we put in our bodies.

With the exception of potatoes and sweet potatoes, most vegetables contain less than 50 calories a serving. I know what you’re thinking, “While this is all fine and dandy, Emily. What does it mean to me?” A typical meal ranges between 500-600 calories. If one serving of cauliflower is only 25 calories, think of how many servings of different vegetables we can enjoy in a meal while still incorporating a protein and a grain to make a complete meal.

By making our plates 50-75% vegetables, not only do we get many nutrients that are required for our bodies to function, we also get tons of fiber!

So, what does this look like?

And what’s the big deal with fiber? Fiber causes our bodies to feel full and satisfied. We can load up on the foods that contain fiber (fruits and vegetables) while still getting some of our favorite “comfort” foods like the beef stroganoff pictured to the right.

In a healthy lifestyle, every food fits. “Healthy” foods, “comfort” foods…


What are some of your favorite foods that make you feel good and full at the same time?

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