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Kickin’ It With Shannon from Feed Me Dallas!

by Cascade Ice on April 19, 2013

Our healthy living series continues! Meet the next interviewee for our Kickin’ It with Cascade Ice series: Shannon from Feed Me Dallas.  Shannon’s blog scouts out the best eats and treats in Dallas, Texas to help you make smart choices for your next meal!

Read on to soak in some of her no-nonsense health advice so you can continue or start to live a balanced lifestyle. 

Why is “Healthy Living” important to you?

Because a healthy life is a happy life.  If you eat good, you feel good and I find that eating lots of lean meats, vegetables and fruits makes me feel good on the inside and out. 🙂

Who are your “Healthy Living” role models and why?

 My healthy living role model is my mom because she eats healthy and is active but still has fun with certain food choices.

What is your go-to healthy meal when you are short on time? 

Lemon pepper steamed broccoli, sauteed balsamic chicken and always a side salad. It takes less than 10 minutes to make! I cut up chicken tenderloin and throw it in a skillet with a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic salt. I steam frozen broccoli (it’s cheaper frozen!) at the same time and when it’s done I toss it in a bowl with a tiny bit of butter and lemon pepper seasoning.

Do you have any tips for families who want to make some healthy lifestyle changes?

Cut out fillers – like bread – and replace them with something of substance (more veggies)! Don’t eat candy or ice cream for dinner. If you really want something sweet, choose low sugar fruit like raspberry or blackberries.

Are there any foods that you consider to be off-limits completely? 

I don’t keep anything off limits, but I try to control my portions. If I know I am going to be in a situation where I want to eat junk food, I will try to eat really healthy in the meals leading up to it.

In addition to eating right, do you have any other tips to share on overall wellness?  

I try to run every morning. It helps me focus at work and eat healthy during the day. It also allows me to relax since I don’t have to worry about squeezing in a workout later. To help me sleep, I make sure to turn off all technology before going to bed. I read and let my mind relax.

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