The Better Nutrition, Simplified Plan

Here’s How to Use The Plan

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Better nutrition is actually simple, it just doesn’t feel that way for most of us! Better nutrition often feels complicated and nutrition (over)simplified is typically not delivering what we know to be better nutrition for better health.

I’m here to change this and make Better Nutrition Simple AND Effective for YOU! With 5 key tools:

1) The FREE Better Nutrition Simplified Plan & How-to-Use Downloads – This is for the person who wants to build their own program using mostly whole foods.

2) The “Pit Stop” Suggestions – These are ideas so you can easily assemble days, weeks and months of meal plans designed to meet your specific needs and preferences.

3) The AKA Personal Shopper – A tool to help you check and find better quality food & supplemental food choices to incorporate into your personal Better Nutrition Simplified plan.

4) Starter Consults (coming soon) – Download a consult to help you develop your Better Nutrition Simplified plan – here Ashley answers the most frequently asked questions from her patients over the last decade with similar health goals as you.

5) Get your Personal Better Nutrition Simplified Rx! LIMITED Availability – Ashley will work with you to assess your history. What’s worked and hasn’t, to determine a personalized health plan and help you implement it – the initial package includes a 60 minute phone/mobile session and unlimited email for 1 year (that’s 365 days of personalized nutrition support)! Click here to submit a new patient request

The Better Nutrition, Simplified Plan


Proper portion sizes


Food vs. Chemistry Lab Projects
No: partially hydrogenated oil; high fructose corn; artificial colors or sweeteners; hormones; antibiotics; GMOs.

YES: USDA organic; Non-GMO project verified; Sustainable seafood; Grass-fed/finished


Carbs + Protein + Fat
+ Non-Starchy Vegetables

Approx 1 serving each per eating occasion


“Eating Occasion”
“Nutrition Pit Stop”

Approximately every 3 hrs

Your Rx: For most 1 serving each of carb + protein + fat + non-starchy vegetables.


Serving size: As indicated OR ½ cup OR your fist OR 6oz

OR on a label 15g Total Carb



amaranth; barley; buckwheat; bulgur; kamut; millet; oatmeal, cooked (3/4 cup); oats, whole (1/3 cup); quinoa; spelt; rices;     pasta /pita/bread/crackers/ tortilla: whole grain, sprouted



apple (1 medium), apricots (3 medium), banana (1/2), cherries (15), blackberries (1 cup), blueberries (1 cup), cantaloupe (3/4 cup), orange (1 large), fresh figs (2), grapefruit (1 whole), grapes (15), lemons & limes (unlimited), mango (3/4 cup), pear (1 medium), melon (3/4 cup), nectarines (2 small), papaya (3/4 cup), peaches (2 small), pineapple (3/4 cup), plums (2 small), raspberries (1 1/2cups), strawberries (1 1/2 cups), tangerines (2 small); organic juice (4 oz)


Dairy/Dairy Substitutes*

almond, rice, coconut, hemp and soy milks; coconut water, plain (11 oz); milk, yogurt / kefir


Starchy Vegetables & Legumes*

beets; carrots (1/2 cup cooked or 2 medium raw or 12 baby); corn; peas; sweet potatoes or yams (1/2 medium baked); vegetable juices: carrot, beet, tomato (6 ounces); winter squash: acorn, pumpkin, butternut; tigernuts: bean dips: hummus



sugars (cane, coconut), raw honey, syrups (agave, coconut, maple, yacon) 1 Tbsp



Serving size: As indicated OR your fist OR 15g Carb & 7-15g Protein


Beans/Bean-based Foods****

beans: adzuki, black, cannelloni, edamame, garbanzo, kidney, lentil, lima, mung, navy, pinto, etc.; bean soups (3/4 cup); bean dips (1/4 cup); soy or veggie burger (4 oz); tempeh (3 oz); tofu (fresh: 8 oz, cube: 3.5 oz)


Grains / Crackers / Bars****

Quinoa; crackers; bars


Dairy *

cottage cheese; mozzarella; ricotta, Greek yogurt (6 oz)


Serving size: As indicated OR “Palm of your hand, no fingers”


Meat, Fish, Eggs****

beef; bison/buffalo; game; chicken; Cornish hen; eggs (1 whole or 3 whites); fish; lamb; shellfish; turkey


Protein Powders****

Whey; hemp; rice; pea; blends (carbs <3g svg)


Serving size: As indicated OR 1 oz OR <15g Fat & >6g protein



almonds, peanuts, pistachios (1/3-1/4 cup)



Hemp, sunflower (1/4 cup) pumpkin (1/2 cup)


Nut/Seed butters***

2 Tbsp



(1 slice or ¼ cup)
Blue, Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Colby, Comte, Gorgonzola, gouda, Gruyère, Havarti, Manchego, Monterey Jack, Muenster, Swiss, Parmesan, Provolone


Serving size:  As indicated OR 2 Tbsp OR <15g Fat



canola, chia, coconut, olive, flax, rapeseed, hemp, olive, sesame, walnut


Nuts & Seeds***

chia seeds (2 Tbsp); macadamia (10); hazelnuts, cashews (18); Brazil nuts (5) walnut, pecan halves (10)



avocado (1/2); olives (10); coconut, shredded, unsweetened (3 Tbsp)



cream cheese; mayo; Neufchâtel; pesto; tapenade


artichokes, arugula, asparagus, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, bell or other peppers, bok choy, broccoli, broccoflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage (all types), cauliflower, celery, chicory, chives, collard greens, cucumber/dill pickles, eggplant, escarole, garlic, green beans, kale, leeks, lettuces, mushrooms, okra, onion, radicchio, radishes, salsa (1/4 cup), sea vegetables (kelp, etc.), snow peas, spinach, sprouts, squash (yellow, summer, or spaghetti), Swiss chard, tomatoes, water chestnuts, watercress, zucchini (Italian); vegetable juice (no starchy vegetables or fruit, 16oz)

AKA Seal of Approval Better Nutrition Simplified
* Low-fat or full-fat; USDA organic; Plain
** USDA organic preferred; frozen / ready to eat / dehydrated
*** USDA organic, raw/roasted/sprouted, <150mg sodium per serving
**** USDA organic preferred; Non-GMO
****** USDA organic preferred; Non-GMO; extra virgin; unrefined/mechanically refined