We all know that being “perfect” in the world of meal preparation and nutrition is never realistic. I like to remind my followers that partial credit always counts and can go a long way in helping you reach your goals! In fact, it’s often those small adjustments that make a big impact in the long term!
I like to rank food options in three categories:
GOOD – options that are acceptable, especially when you are in a time crunch.
BETTER – BETTER, CLEANER INGREDIENTS LEAD TO BETTER (MEDIUM-TIER) OPTIONS.
BEST – YOU DA REAL MVP.
I used this ranking system to give a few “good, better, best” options for common food types. Take a look below and keep it in mind next time you prepare your meals!
And for even more instructions on how to incorporate these adjustments into your daily meals, don’t forget to check out my Ebook!
good option - Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Fully Cooked Pulled Chicken Breast
better option - Trader Joe's Grilled Chicken Strips
best option - you made it at home! (organic-free range)
USDA ORGANIC: “FREE RANGE” or “FREE ROAMING”:
Producers must demonstrate to the Agency that the poultry has been allowed access to the outdoors.
good option - Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Beef Steak Strips
BETTER OPTION - John Soules Beef Fajitas
best option - You made it at home! "Grass Fed & Finished"
GOOD OPTION - Uncle Ben's® READY RICE® - Whole Grain Brown Rice
BETTER OPTION - Minsley - 100% Organic Brown Rice (AS GOOD AS HOME-MADE!)
BEST OPTION - You made it at home!
okay option - crystal farms simply potatoes
best option - you made them at home!
nuts and/or seeds
Okay option - Planters Sweet 'N Crunchy Peanuts
best option - raw, unsalted peanuts
okay Option – Blue Diamond Almonds – Sweet Thai Chili
best option - Kirkland Signature Supreme Whole Almonds
okay option - skippy creamy peanut butter
best option - CB'S Nuts Organic Creamunchy Peanut Butter
best option - SunButter - Organic Sunflower Butter
Have you been able to upgrade any “good, better, or best” ingredient options? Do you have a go-to favorite that I didn’t include in my list? Please tell me about them in the comments!