First week, try to get breakfast right. Second week, try to get lunch right. Third week, start working on the dinners.
So for breakfast, why not try 1-2 cups of oatmeal, 1/2 of berries, 2 bananas and 1/2 cup of soy or almond milk. If you want to get fancy, add 2 Tbsp of ground flax meal and some cinnamon to your oatmeal. Done! You are now on your way.
I had never heard the idea of freezing your nuts to extend shelf life. Nuts once out of the shell do not have a very long shelf life – think weeks before they start to become rancid. So now when I go to the big box store and buy nuts, in the freeze they go.
But what about soaking nuts? Soaking makes them more beneficial to the body and increases the nutrition. I have included two links below that discuss the topic in more detail.
However, if you follow a recipe like this one, you can have a fresh, healthy version for pennies. Tip: making it in a blender will require more liquid than a Cuisinart. A Vitamix blender is a great tool for the job.
Tip: If you eat out at a Mediterranean Restaurant, ask for the hummus without the extra olive oil they dress on top. The dish will still be high in fat, but not as bad as adding another TBSP of oil.