Easy Steps To Healthy Eating On A Tight Schedule

One of the most common excuses for not being in a position to choose healthy foods on a busy schedule is lack of time. If you feel crunched for time, you may push food to the bottom of the table because it seems like there aren't enough hours in the day to shop, prepare, cook, and then sit down to eat.

Believe it or not, this excuse actually makes you less effective in your daily life! Food fuels everything we do, and if we choose not to give ourselves good fuel then we run less efficiently. If you make the time to care for yourself then you will have the energy to get more done and do better work.

But when you hardly have time to breathe in the midst of your existing routines and responsibilities, how can you fit healthy eating into your schedule? The truth is that you can't, unless you put system in place to help yourself out. in order to consistently create time for healthy meals and snacks, you need a set of steps that can be repeated again and again to promote efficiency.

try this simple system to make fueling yourself included in your weekly routine:

    tally 10 non-starchy vegetables that you enjoy eating (ex: broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, spinach, kale, etc.)
    list 10 proteins that cook immediatly (ex: skinny cuts of meat or fish, eggs, ready-made beans)
    billing 10 starches or starchy vegetables (ex: corn, sweet potato, whole grain pasta)
    Create 7 quick dinner ideas, one for each evening of the week, by mixing and matching one item from each category; there are hundreds of combinations just using the foods in your three lists!
    Start your grocery table by adding all the dinner items you selected, then fill in foods for breakfast and brunch as well as anything that ran out very recently
    Organize your billing by sections of the grocery store--such as produce, dairy and meat, dry and canned, frozen--to streamline your time shopping
    Make one grocery trip for the week using your shopping listing; think of how much time you'll save if you currently pick up just a few things over and over again again per week!
    Set aside a half hour each night to cook the food you bought; most of the foods on your tally will cook within ten minutes in a saute pan on the stove, and really need nothing more than olive oil, salt and pepper to taste fresh and delicious
    as you prepare something that takes more time, such as baked potatoes or brown rice, always cook extra--then you can enjoy your leftovers for brunch or dinner the next day to have healthy food ready to go with no cook time!
    Repeat these steps each week using identical three lists you started with, but try creating new mix-and-match meals for variety


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