Snacking isn’t always evil, and a home-cooked meal isn’t always your first choice. Follow these tips to eat healthier…
10. Stock The Pantry
With a full pantry, you’ll be able to whip up dinner in no time. Convenient pantry items like low-sodium canned beans, canned tuna, diced tomatoes, nut butter, mixed nuts, unsweetened dried fruit, and whole grains.
9. Batch Roast Your Veggies
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and roast your favorite veggies. By doing so, you will ensure healthy eating habits during the week by having veggies already made.
8. Blend Your Veggies/Fruit
Add veggies/fruit to a smoothie to fit more servings in your diet. Smoothies make a great breakfast or snack.
7. Make A Big Soup
Soups are a simple way to eat more produce and fiber-rich beans. Pour single servings into to-go containers to make it easy to grab and go for work.
6. Plan For Leftovers
If you are preparing a large meal, double the batch. Prepare one for serving and one or more for storage. Double the food, with half the mess!
5. Prep In Advance
Meal planning can save a lot of time and stress in the long run. While the work may sound scary, you’ll be thankful when you find yourself running late and only have a few minutes to eat.
4. Shop The Farmer’s Market
It’s almost impossible not to fill up on fresh local produce and eggs when you gather your food at the farmer’s market. Although farmer’s markets are known for being pricey, seasonal produce is often competitively priced with what you’ll find in the grocery store.
3. Shop The Salad Bar
You can save time, trouble and buy just the right amount for you at your grocers’ salad bar. Try adding common salad toppings to omelets, or other homemade recipes.
2. Grocery Shop Once Per Week
Heading to the grocery store on a daily basis is a waste of your precious time, and getting there once every two weeks can make your pantry seem scarce. Organize your schedule and plan to grocery shop at the beginning of the week to be more efficient.
1. Create A Shopping List
Plan your meals and build a list from the ground up. Shopping from a list will eliminate unnecessary temptations from your cart, your bill and you’ll feel better as a result.