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Read on for simple ways to kickstart September with new routines, balance, and a healthy meal plan.

By: Kerry Foreman, Owner and Founder of Muskoka Mornings®

As the summer draws to a close and the autumn breeze begins to kiss our cheeks, there’s a sense of anticipation in the air. September, often overlooked as a transitional month, holds the potential for new beginnings and positive changes. In fact, it can be considered almost as much of a “New Year” as January 1st. It’s the perfect time to reflect on our health and wellness goals and establish new routines that will carry us through the rest of the year. So, let’s take these last few days of summer to check in with ourselves and embrace the opportunity for personal growth and self-care.

Assessing Your Goals

Before diving into the exciting realm of new routines, take a moment to reflect on your current health and wellness goals. Are there areas of your life you’d like to improve? Do you have specific objectives you’re working towards? Identifying these aspirations will help shape the routines you’re about to establish.

The Power of Journaling

One valuable tool to incorporate into your daily routine is journaling. Grab a notebook and dedicate a few minutes each day to jot down your thoughts, feelings, and goals. Writing can be therapeutic and provide clarity, allowing you to explore your aspirations and track your progress. Use this journal as a safe space to set intentions, express gratitude, and reflect on your journey.

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Get Moving

September presents the perfect opportunity to revamp your fitness routine. Take advantage of the mild weather and beautiful fall foliage by incorporating regular walks or longer hikes into your schedule. Not only will you reap the physical benefits, but spending time in nature can also have a profound positive impact on your mental well-being. Dedicate moments to yourself, practicing mindfulness, but also make time for meaningful activities with friends and family to strengthen your bonds and provide a sense of connection and support.

Nutrition and Meal Planning

As the days become busier, it’s crucial to prioritize nutrition for your overall health and well-being. The best way to help with this is meal planning. Write out all your recipes for the week and try to batch-cook and prep as much as you can on the weekends. Put the focus on wholesome, satiating meal and snack ideas using whole foods full of all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to perform its best. Adding clean protein to meals and snacks, like No Yolking 100% Egg White Protein Powder, will help cut the sugar cravings while keeping bellies full and satisfied through the day. 

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You can find so many delicious, simple, wholesome recipes here. They’re all protein-packed, nutritious, and adaptable to whatever dietary meal plan your family follows.  

Delicious Recipes for Every Occasion

To inspire your journey towards a healthier lifestyle, here are a few recipes to try:

Protein-Packed Breakfast Ideas: 

Vanilla Chai Protein Latte 
Mixed Berry Chia Pudding
French Toast with No Yolking Egg White Protein Bread

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Wholesome Lunch: 

Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Stuffing
Sweet Potato and Leek Soup
Egg White Protein Wraps

Snacks and Treats: 

Chocolate-Raspberry Avocado Mousse
4-Seed Protein Bars
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix Squares
Double Chocolate Banana Protein Muffins

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September holds tremendous potential for new beginnings and positive transformations. By assessing your goals, establishing healthy routines, and nurturing your well-being, you can make the last three months of the year the best yet. Embrace the September fresh start, embark on your journey towards self-improvement, and savor the moments of growth and self-discovery. Let this transitional month be the catalyst for a healthier, more fulfilling life.


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