There are so many opportunities in this modern life; we can go more places, experience more, and achieve more goals. With all these great opportunities surrounding us sometimes we let important details fade into the back ground—like healthy eating.
Regardless if you’re balancing work, school, kids, hobbies or athletic training, we know you can make the time for healthy eating with one magic word: planning. And 5 easy tips, that we’re sharing below.
1. MAKE A LIST
Make a shopping list and stick with it. Pick out a few recipes or at least your favorite veggies and grains and be sure to have them on hand. This will save you money as well, instead of grabbing anything you see, you’ll have a plan for each item and will reduce the amount of food that goes bad from not being used.
2. MAKE IT GRAIN
Make a large batch of your favorite grains (millet, quinoa, brown rice, etc.) and save some for the next three days. Each evening you can quickly steam veggies of your choice and add a sauce.
3. MAKE FRIENDS WITH LEFTOVERS
Leftovers are a time saver. If you need a lunch for yourself or kids, you can make a little extra at dinner time then scoop what’s left into containers and have it the next day.
When you get home from the store wash all the produce you purchased that day, dry it properly, then store until you need it. You’ll be surprised how much time this saves in the long run, versus washing each time you’re making something.
5. QUICK AND EASY
Start your day with a smoothie. Keeping plant-based beverages, and frozen fruits on hand allows for fast and delicious breakfasts. If you need a crowd-pleaser, try Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bar Smoothie. Don’t be fooled by the title; this recipe added sugar and includes greens.
What are your timesaving food tips? We’d love it if you would share in the comments below.