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whats helped me a lot is using the 1 ingredient rule. I try to stay clear of anything in the grocery store that contains more then one ingredient... I make everything at home myself from scratch and freeze extras if necessary. This keeps me from putting a lot of preservatives and extra sugars and salt. Saves me so much time not having to read every label as I go through and my meals turn out bright and colorful!!
I also put a lot of my seeds and nuts in my homemade whole wheat breads and take them with me in the morning with a piece of fruit and my water. Last me well until lunch!!
Inspired by "Assembly Line Salads". I usually take all the ingredients that I put in a salad, wash and prepare them, and put them in separate containers in my fridge. When we're having salad, I put all of the ingredients out in the serving bowls and let everyone build their own. No one has to put up with ingredients they don't like, and prep and clean-up are easy, as the containers just go back in the fridge.
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