Continuation from my previous post on health(ier) options when in transit for eating.
You are home, hooray! But you are not about to spend the next hour plus making dinner when you have finally gotten the chance to have a moment at home after a busy day.
Or perhaps it is morning, and you just are not that ‘morning person’ some people are and have ten minutes before you have to leave to catch your train. Have small children and therefore no time, period? So many situations today where we are pressed for time and want to just grab the quickest option to eat-- not necessarily the healthiest...
Here are some quick tips & tricks to both getting healthier food into the home and choosing healthier options when eating:
-Planning on the go
-Have a notepad on your phone? Yes, I know you do. Keep a tab for the grocery store so you can add to it as things pop into your mind, rather than trying to figure it out when in the large and crowded store when you are already tired and hungry.
-If you are in a city and walking past many grocery stores, note what has better prices for what. I tend to look at Food Emporium for their weekly sales, Whole Foods for frozen fruits and vegetables, and Amish Market and Stiles for fresh fruits like apples and bananas. If I didn’t pay attention to these things and just went to the closest store to my apartment, I would be spending a fortune!
-Healthy options on hand
-I have heard the comment, ‘but I can’t eat fruits and vegetables fast enough and have to throw them out’. FIX: frozen foods.
16oz organic spinach frozen: $2.29 at Whole Foods (" ")
-’Making a balanced meal takes too long.’ No way.
There are tons of recipes offered on the subject, but here is my go-to trick to maximize health and time:
-Other quick ways to prep meals:
-Snacks for ‘in-between times’:
RX Bar (½ or whole)
KIND bar minis
Rice cracker with smashed avocado or almond butter or jelly
Will continue to add on here, but time to go teach! If you have any favorite tips you'd like to share, comment below!