It's time to celebrate the first day of Spring, and if you aren't yet indulging in warmer-weather, lighter-longer daydreams, you might lean into the idea of just generally feeling better. Optimism is habit-forming and contagious (call Science), and it can start with simple things: bright colors, accomplishing a simple task, and ingesting some vitamins.
One way to tick all three of those boxes at once is to make something beautiful to eat. Challenge the intimidation factor of the perfectly-plated veggie bowl—just because it's pretty doesn't mean it's hard, or expensive, to make. Browse these clean-eating feeds, put just five things on your grocery list, stick to the outer aisles, and feel better by tomorrow.
Ksenia's branding chops are killer. As in, her blog's called Breakfast Criminals for a reason—she's unrepentingly committed to starting the day right. She's said the focus isn't about making pretty meals at the busiest, most rushed time of day. It's about setting yourself up for success, and breakfast is just one manifestation of that. Her recipes and ideas work their way, a few ingredients at a time, through the healthier corners of a grocery store—the produce aisles, mostly—but seem, at least, pretty speedy to make.
There are actual photos of filled grocery carts. There is no excuse.
But for context: Le is a mom-of-two runner, nutrition expert, author, and—if her captions are any indicator—a genuinely happy person. But it's no accident: she works for it by sticking to simple, repeatable routines, and is encouraging her followers to do the same.
The majority of virtuously healthy foodstagrams take one shape: a bowl layered with bright stuff. Anything different can seem even more complex, and anything simpler—like, say, a sandwich—seems impossible to be healthy and interesting. Emily dispels all of those assumptions.
Courtesy of The Gramlist.
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