IT’S NOT EASY TO EAT HEALTHY.
FROM WORK SCHEDULES TO WEEKEND WARRIOR-ING, FINDING THE TIME TO SHOP, COOK, AND EAT CLEAN (LET ALONE EAT DELICIOUS FOOD) CAN FEEL TOUGH. WE UNDERSTAND BUSY, WHICH IS WHY WE WANT TO SHARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE HACKS FOR EATING HEALTHY ON A CRAZY SCHEDULE. IT’S POSSIBLE! LAST WEEK, WE SHARED A FEW TIPS ON MAKING A PALEO DIET MORE CONVENIENT. THIS WEEK, WE WANT TO GIVE TIPS THAT ARE A LITTLE BIT MORE GENERAL – BECAUSE JUST GETTING THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF NUTRIENTS EVERY DAY WILL HELP YOU TO BOOST ENERGY, IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY, LOOK BETTER, FEEL BETTER, AND BE THE BEST POSSIBLE VERSION OF YOURSELF. AHEM, STRAIGHT TO THE POINT:
COOK ONCE, STORE, AND EAT MANY TIMES.
Use your weekends. Cook larger portions of meals that you can store in the fridge (but not too large that you’ll waste food!) and eat them throughout the week, so that you have home-cooked, prepared meals already waiting for you. Saturdays and/or Sundays (or whatever day you have off) are a great time to cook in batches, thereby cutting down your post-work prep time (and avoiding that takeout) on busier days. It’s all in the timing.
Everyone needs to snack once in a while, and we’ve got nothing against snacking. It’s bad snacking we like to tiff with. Our hack: carry your own snacks with you wherever you go, whether it’s fruit, nuts in a ziplock bag, a hardboiled egg, or our healthy nutrinugget, so you don’t waste time hunting around for food you might later regret.
EMBRACE FROZEN FRUITS AND VEGGIES.
It’s a complete myth that frozen fruits and veggies are somehow less nutritious than fresh. In fact, they might even contain more nutrients. Bags of frozen produce last long, so they’re both convenient and cost-effective when you don’t have time to keep ripe fruits on hand 24/7.
Eight glasses a day might sound a lot, but ramping up your H20 will make a bigger difference than you’d ever think. Water keeps you full, strengthens your immune system, and helps you stay energized throughout the day. Water will also help nutrients circulate throughout your body properly, so all that eating healthy will have it’s most optimal effect.
HARDBOILED EGGS ARE A GOOD OPTION.
Hardboiled eggs are probably one of the most convenient breakfast items since they’re easy to make and store in the fridge – no warming up necessary. Boil a bunch of eggs on the stove-top in the evening, grab them in the morning, peel, and go. Protein, check.