These five elementary-school teachers from Raleigh, North Carolina often find themselves reaching for convenience foods -- such as soda, salty snacks and sweet treats -- during busy workdays. Sound familiar?
The ladies contacted Rach, asking for help in adopting a healthy lifestyle, so we brought in nutritionist Keri Glassman, RD. She taught them how to cut down on empty calories and use nutrient-dense food to maintain energy in order to keep up with their students.
Glassman also shared some basic dining techniques, such as eating lean protein at every meal and filling three quarters of a plate with vegetables. With her advice, the ladies even started a meal swap: Each weekday, one teacher cooks a nutritious lunch for the other participants.
She also taught them about healthy snack swaps, suggesting three easy and nutritious options:
Chia Seed Nosh: You can buy chia pouches at the store (but you can also make them yourself, by mixing ¼ cup of water, a tablespoon of chia seeds and fruit) and top with roasted chickpeas.
Watch to see how the teachers transformed their lives, and check out the surprise Rach had for the ladies!