There are simple things you can do to make eating healthy from home quicker and easier.
1. Food Prep – Pick one day of the week (Sunday works well for many) to prepare meals. Make a few different dishes to store in the fridge for the week. When you are hungry there is food ready to go so you are less likely to reach for the unhealthy snack foods.
2. Wash and Prep Veggies Ahead of Time – Wash and cut up a large bowl of salad veggies and squeeze the juice of one lemon over the veggies before storing in the fridge. The lemon juice will help the veggies stay fresh longer. When you need salad just take a portion of veggies, add lettuce and salad dressing and you are ready to go!
3. Make large batches – When you prepare a dish, double or triple the recipe so you have leftovers to last the week.
4. Roast Veggies – You know those veggies you bought with all intentions of eating, but now they are starting to wilt in the fridge? An easy way to cook veggies is roast them. Wash, chop, toss in coconut oil and seasoning, and throw on a roasting pan in the oven. Cook for 30-45 mins, until roasted at 375 F.
5. Store prepped & marinated meat in the freezer – If you find a good deal on organic/free range meat or fish, but a bunch and freeze it! I like to portion the meat, marinate it, and freeze 2 portions in a Ziploc bags with the marinate. When you need it, defrost and it is ready to cook!
6. Keep Healthy Quick Options in the Pantry – We all have days when we don’t have time or don’t feel like cooking. The key is to stock your pantry with healthy go to options. For quick protein, I keep canned sardines, wild salmon, or wild tuna. I also keep macadamia nuts, almonds, and pistachios for a quick snack. Dates are also a good option to satisfy a sweet craving.
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