Heather’s Tips for Healthy Eating with Heather Rampolla

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Heather Rampolla shares her tips for how to eat healthier.

Heather is the host of Fresh Eats Radio. She is also creator of Fresh Eats Seasonal Detoxes and A Loving Approach to Stubborn Weight Loss. She helps busy moms, wives, and entrepreneurs get rid of overwhelm when trying to eat healthy – like dealing with picky eaters, or fitting real foods into a busy schedule.

Main Questions Asked:

  • How did you get into healthy eating?
  • What tips do you have to help us incorporate more healthy foods into our busy lives?
  • What recommendations do you have for picky eaters, like picky husbands and picky kids?
  • How can we do a post-holiday detox?
  • What’s your favorite detox smoothie recipe?
  • What other tips can you give us?
  • How can we get more vegetables in our diets without them being boring or time consuming?
  • What do you eat for breakfast?
  • What’s the one kitchen gadget you cannot live without?
  • What’s the one book that’s most impacted your life?

Key Points made by Heather:

  • Part of us wants to rebel against eating healthy, so honor and acknowledge this part of you.
  • Eating healthier should not be a punishment and it shouldn’t be boring or complicated.
  • Focus on yourself first, and when others see your progress they’re usually more willing to try new things without forcing them into it.
  • A post-holiday detox can simply be just healthy real foods.
  • Detox smoothie recipe: Stick to seasonal ingredients; in the winter use pomegranates, oranges, kale or spinach; coconut water, almond milk.
  • Instead of pasta use veggies for your pasta noodles.
  • Instead of a tortilla use collard greens (or other greens) for your wrap.
  • Instead of rice use cauliflower that’s been pulsed in a food processor or finely chopped then sautéed in a pan.
  • Add different herbs and spices to your vegetables to prevent getting bored with your veggies.
  • Green drink packs are an easy thing to make ahead, freeze, and then blend for an easy, fast breakfast smoothie.
  • The Vitamix blender is Heather’s most prized kitchen gadget.

Resources Mentioned:

Book – The Flavor Bible

Book – The Artist’s Way

Heather’s website

Heather’s recipe for Sesame Ginger Asian Wraps

Heather’s recipe for “Da Bomb” Sugar Free Chocolate Cookies

Book – Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again

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