I have been in the biggest lunch rut lately and I think a big part of it has been not being able to figure out a healthy, but still tasty, way to dress my salads.
Then a few days ago, out of the blue and like a message from above, my favorite nutritionist Katie emailed me to say that her nutrition site, Prescribe Nutrition, had just put out a FREE ebook full of clean eating recipes for marinades and dressings.
Whoo hoo! I’ve been chowing down on the 2-minute jar vinaigrette ever since – lunch is saved!
Of course, that wasn’t the only reason Katie was reaching out. I have been a loyal affiliate for the Prescribe Nutrition programs for years now and she wanted to let me know that a new online nutrition course was about to begin and to once again offer a 20% discount to MPMK readers.
April 12th – May 1st, 2015
Oh, and my FAVORITE PART, they’re adding a 20-day home de-cluttering course on top of all the great nutrition stuff. That means you can clean out your body AND clean out your house all in one fell swoop!!
If you aren’t familiar with Katie and the rest of the gang over at Prescribe Nutrition, I’ve written all about my experience with their program many times on the blog. Here’s a little snippet:
Do you ever think to yourself, “I am ALWAYS tired.”?
I went through a big slump after having my daughter S, in which I just couldn’t seem to find my energy anywhere. Plus, I had headaches for a lot of the day, every day.
All that exhaustion and pain meant I had no energy to play with the kids plus I was moody and crabby with a short fuse and very short on Mama patience.
At first I tried to figure it out on my own, then I sought help through my general physician, OBGYN, and even a naturopath. But I never found the solid answers I was looking for.
It wasn’t until I met the functional-nutritionists at Prescribe Nutrition, Katie and Megan, that everything changed for me.
It’s hard to believe that I’ve known Katie and Megan for years now. They’ve played such an important role in helping to make me the mom I want to be and I’ve loved being an affiliate for their online programs because I believe in what they do so much.
And here’s the part where I “keep it real”. The Prescribe Nutrition courses aren’t a cake walk (either literally or figuratively).
It was hard – especially the first week when my body was craving all the processed foods and sugar I usually fed it. But I did it – what’s more I got my husband to do it too and we both felt SO MUCH better at the end.
When telling people about it I would say that I didn’t necessarily feel like I was ready to run a marathon but I generally felt happier and less tired. I also realized once I began the program that previously I’d been experiencing chronic stomach pains and bloating at night.
They’d become so commonplace that I didn’t even notice them, or think about doing anything to avoid them. Then I started my 15 days, those symptoms disappeared, and I felt amazing.
Finally, the most profound outcome of the experiment was how it affected me as a mother. Without the headaches and exhaustion, I became so much more fun! And I started connecting with my kiddos in new ways – which was a huge gift and exactly what I was hoping to gain from the experience.