Healthy Eating Tips While Working From Home

I don’t know about you, but while I work from home, I am working at my kitchen table and the temptation to eat, snack and munch on treats all day long is pretty strong! I had a chat with this issue with my friend Ashley, who specializes in nutrition and healthy eating, and I quickly found out, one of her top tips for healthy eating is to not work in or around the kitchen!

Ashley actually has a lot of great tips for how to manage your diet and stay on track while working from home, and I must admit, they are pretty easy to follow, if you know what they are!! So, in my latest zoom interview she shares her Top 5 tips for eating healthy, while working from home.

Press play to hear her explain how it all works, and if you want the cliff notes…

  1. Don’t work in or near the kitchen
  2. Plan your meals ahead of time – here I will show one smoothie and one dish with their ingredients that can be made ahead of time
  3. Drink plenty of water
  4. Avoid buying the junk food
  5. Always check serving sizes

If you want to read up on more of Ashley’s tips on healthy eating and nutrition, plus find lots of her easy and affordable recipes, visit her website ashleyreinke.com

Meal Planing

Most of us like to eat, but many of us struggle when it comes to cooking up new recipes or stepping outside of our comfort zone when we’re in the kitchen and grocery store. Okay, I know I can’t speak for everyone, but I will admit, I tend to stick to what I know when I shop for food or order ff the menu at a restaurant. I struggle with wanting to eat healthier versus eating what’s readily available, and that internal battle happens more often than not!

Lately there’s been a buzz around meal delivery services, meal prep and meal planning. I’m usually the last to try new things, and so I haven’t whole-hardheartedly experienced any of the above, but I have done some online research and learned a little about how it works..either from people around me or posts I see on the internet.

Today I had the opportunity to chat with Scott Jones of eMeals and he told me how the app works and how it can help make life easier when it comes to food to feed your family, whether it’s new meal ideas, grocery shopping and/or meal planning. And, I have to say, in this day of grocery delivery and shopping online, maybe it’s time to start seriously considering the “futuristic” way of grocery/meal shopping in a simpler, more convenient way.

Foodie Call – Bay Area LIFE

I just did a couple “Foodie Call” segments for Bay Area LIFE on ABC7 in San Francisco. I love the lifestyle feel of both of them and of course, doing the segment and being “forced” to sample the food afterwards, isn’t bad either! haha!!

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At any rate, I wanted to share the videos… The more recent segment I did was actually with a couple of my SJSU buddies who have started a gourmet, “handcrafted” Filipino lumpia business with The Lumpia Company, so on the segment below we featured their Bacon Cheeseburger Lumpia!

Previously the #FoodieCall segment I did was at Rocco’s Cafe in San Francisco where Chef Don Dial whipped up a very tasty Chicken Cacciatore.

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This was a fun segment where we cooked in his restaurant’s kitchen and talked about the cooking lineage he comes from as well as what makes Rocco’s such a great place.

Look out for me on more of Bay Area LIFE every Sunday at 6:30pm on ABC7!