DASH Magazine: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

With the New Year in full swing and the continued focus on healthy resolutions, Melissa shares her five favorite ways to keep the healthier options within easy reach. Plus, two of her smart smoothie recipes – Chocolate Silk Smoothie and “Roasted” Banana-Raspberry Energy Smoothie.

Here’s an excerpt from the story:

“Years ago, I worked for Disney, where legend had it that no theme park visitor was ever more than 30 steps from a trash can—because Walt Disney believed that people would, on average, hold on to a piece of trash for only 30 steps before littering. Whether or not this is true, I take that principle—making the good choice the easy choice—and apply it to my health and fitness goals. I’ve learned that if there’s too much distance between me and a wise decision, I can’t be trusted to make it—especially when I’m tired, cranky, or overworked (and with four kids and a full-time job, that’s just about always).”

Click here to check out all Melissa’s stories in DASH.