Easy Ways to Eat Healthy When You’re Really Busy
If you struggle to eat as healthy as you should due to a busy lifestyle, you may feel like there is nothing you can do about it. Luckily, there are many options when it comes to eating healthier, even when you don’t have time.
Don’t Keep Junk Food in the House
It can be tempting enough to eat all the unhealthy snacks you have in the house, mix that with being extremely busy and you are almost guaranteed to choose cookies and crisps over lunch. By not keeping a stock of junk food in the house, it gives you no option but to eat healthier alternatives when you’re hungry.
Make Some Quick and Easy Healthy Snacks
Preparing some healthy snacks for the week ahead can be a great way to incorporate healthy eating into your busy lifestyle. Some healthy snack ideas that can be prepared in no time at all include;
- Chopped apple and almond butter
- Greek yoghurt fruit parfait with granola
- Popcorn (homemade, spritzed with a little olive oil and herbs
- Almonds (add a tablespoon of dark chocolate chips)
- Broccoli and hummus (if you have time, make the hummus yourself)
Save Time, Buy Things Pre-Chopped
Pre-chopped vegetables are the best thing since sliced bread. You can just about buy anything pre-chopped these days and this can be a huge time saver. Especially when making things like soup or incorporating vegetables into your meal.
There’s a reason that breakfast is called the most important meal of the day. Eating a good healthy breakfast will help you set yourself up for the day ahead and will help you curb your want to snack throughout the day. Eating breakfast also helps speed up your metabolism. Some quick, easy and healthy breakfast ideas include;
- Green smoothie
- Breakfast burrito
- Avocado and toast
Choose the Right Frozen Food
When many people think of frozen food, they think of unhealthy TV dinners. But not all frozen food is unhealthy. Foods that were frozen at the peak of their freshness (such as organic quinoa, brown rice or vegetables) are all extremely high in vitamins and minerals. This can not only save you time but can save you money as well!
Meal prep is one of the most effective ways to eat healthy when you have an extremely busy lifestyle. This allows you to prepare healthy meals and either refrigerate or freeze them until you need them. Due to their increase in popularity, there are now more meal prep plans, recipes and ideas than ever before.
One-pot meals are arguably the best thing ever invented for people with a busy lifestyle. These quick and easy options allow you to literally throw all your ingredients in the pot and leave it until it’s cooked. No need to faff about with excess pots and pans (which will all require cleaning later).