It took Malia Dell 23 years to eat healthy. It wasn’t necessarily because she wanted to; she needed to save money. After two years working in corporate real estate, she was ready to drop out, move to Spain and learn the language.
“I got rid of the Top Ramen and Stove Top, cut back on eating out and brought leftovers to work,” Dell says. “My skin was better, I had more energy, I slept better and I was happier. A side perk was that my clothes fit better.”
She saved the money and embarked on a nine-month adventure. Abroad she saw how the other half lived: fresh ingredients and no preservatives or processed foods.
“I wanted that lifestyle,” says Dell, who began to envision a wholesome guide to eating for anyone on the go.
Dell returned to Maine and started working in a restaurant. She saw how the chef minimized food waste and rotated contents in the refrigerator. She observed, researched and got to writing. Last fall she self-published “Food That Works: Real Meals to Survive the 9 to 5” and is encouraging others to make a change at book signings and seminars across the country.
“Food That Works” helps reshape eating habits with easy planning and better choices based on clean ingredients. By grocery shopping and prepping meals for the week, we can prepare three fresh meals a day with ease. Dell leads the reader by providing shopping lists based on dozens of nutrient-rich recipes. Crossover ingredients minimize waste. Meals are portable and delicious.
“This is not a diet book, we are not counting calories,” Dell says. “It’s about retraining our mindset. We are all busy, but we need to make ourselves a priority. If we carve out the time to prepare for the week, we can make sure that the food we refuel our bodies with three times a day is nutritional food.”
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