Making changes is hard. Even when you know it’s the right thing, it can be scary to veer from what you know. A friend of mine recently got offered a new job. She had been unhappy in her current position so it seemed to make sense she would jump at this new chance. But the fear of change made it difficult for her. Old habits die hard, as they say. The same is true whether you are trying to end a bad relationship or change your eating habits.
Since this isn’t a relationship blog I’m going to leave that one for someone else. But I do understand that changing how you eat can be just as difficult for some people.
The good news is that eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to make everything from scratch. Pre-packaged food is often associated with bad fats, sugars and all those additives and preservatives. The good news is that there are companies that take your health seriously and offer solid options with the convenience of pre-packaged food.
One of the biggest obstacles I’ve found in talking to people is that they don’t know what to buy. Most people tend to buy what they know. They buy the brands they grew up with. Maybe they are afraid to spend money trying a new item in case they don’t like it. I totally get it!
Whatever the reason, I get asked a lot about brands that I trust. Consider me your own personal researcher. I’ve tried dozens of brands over the years as I searched for the right balance between health, convenience, cost and taste.
Here are a few brands I am proud to tell others about. They really want people to taste how good healthy can be and have generously donated 100’s of samples for me to share with others in my corporate presentations. I am happy to say I never accept donations that I haven’t tried and that I wouldn’t fully endorse.