I’m always pressed for time. I’m sure you are, too. Here are some of my tricks to eating healthy, even when I am in a rush. These tips require just a little prep time and will help you to avoid giving into daily cravings:
1. Look for quick prep side items at the grocery store. Plain frozen veggies and brown rice can both be steamed in less than 10 minutes.
2. Buy bagged salads and add your favorite seasonal fruits such as sliced apples, strawberries, and blueberries and then toss in some slivered almonds or walnuts for extra crunch and protein.
3. Small apples are great for when you are on the go. These can also be sliced up and served with a roasted chicken and packaged salad for a Fat-Blasting Meal-in-a-Minute!
4. Pick up some prepared foods from the deli counter, such as roasted turkey and rotisserie chicken (stay away from the fatty skin and mayo-laden pasta salads). If you’re a vegetarian tofu is a great substitute that provides many of the same nutrients!
5. Whip up a homemade veggie pizza. Spread low sodium tomato sauce on a pre made whole-wheat flatbread, add some healthy toppings (such as broccoli, spinach, fresh tomatoes, black olives) and pop it in the oven for a few minutes!
6. When eating takeout is truly unavoidable (try not to let this happen more than once a week!), opt for the healthier options. Go for a grilled chicken sandwich or a single-patty hamburger minus the cheese on 1 slice of bread or on a large leaf of romaine lettuce, or try veggie-loaded grilled steak or chicken fajitas (without the fatty extras like sour cream) from the nearby Mexican chain. Or some steamed shrimp and vegetables (with sauce on the side) from your local Chinese restaurant.
7. Buy boil-in-a-bag rice. It takes only 10 minutes to prepare, and it even comes in whole-grain and brown varieties!
8. Nuts are full of protein, minerals and healthy fats—it’s all about Omega 3s, and they require no preparation or clean up. Grab a handful next time you’re on the go.
9. Cook in large batches. Try cooking some legumes and intact whole grains in big batches and freeze them in single servings. These can later be thawed and heated in 1-2 minutes and added to any meal.
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