I wanted to share some tips with you for when you are really busy but still want to eat healthy, because it makes you feel GREAT to keep eating healthy, right?!
And we aren’t going to let “being busy” stop us from feeling great, right?!
Well, I have some tips for ya on what you can eat to stay healthy when you are busy!
So fast, just pour some ice and water, coconut water, rice milk or hemp milk into the blender- about 1-2 c total.
Then throw in about 2 c of your fruits (berries, bananas, apples, peaches, etc).
Now add some veggies (about 3 c of spinach, kale, cucumber, romaine lettuce, just to name a few).
Add some protein if you like (maybe a scoop of undenatured whey protein concentrate or hemp protein powder) and some healthy fats (avocado, coconut oil, hemp seed or chia seed).
For extra flavor, add some vanilla extract or dash of cinnamon.
This should give you two servings so you can save the rest of it for an even faster meal.
Chop up a bunch of lettuce – romaine or red leaf – and add some spinach. Pile on some other veggies – tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, radishes, sliced beets, bell peppers, onions…whatever you like.
Add some protein. Choose pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, cooked organic chicken breast, kidney beans, sprouts, a hard-boiled egg, or salmon or tuna.
Make a quick dressing with stone-ground mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, and a dash of Coconut Aminos (or just a bit of sea salt if you don’t have coconut aminos or can’t find it). Toss it all together and eat.
If you chop the veggies in bulk you can make a couple salads at a time, don’t add the dressing to them yet, and they usually last a couple days.
Know where you can get healthy take-out.
This could be from a nearby restaurant. I love my local FreeBird’s when I’m out and about- I get the Freedom salad with greens, chicken breast, black beans, lots of veggies, and guacamole for some healthy fat.
You could also find a place like MyFitFoods in several Texas cities (they’ve expanded to a few other places as well). They prepare healthy food to go. I used them a couple of times when I had to travel for work. Their portions will keep you on track but you can also get a medium or large size meal if you want to have extra leftovers.
No, it’s not quite as cheap as buying and preparing it yourself, but if you are a busy person (OR you just don’t enjoy cooking) and would just spend the money on junky fast food or pizza delivery, then it’s a much better value.
It’s always the small habits that add up. Don’t let yourself fall back into old habits that cause you to not feel so great! I’d love to hear from you, too: what do you like to eat when you are really busy?
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