I don't have time to eat healthy...
I hear this a lot but here's the deal - we all get the same amount of time in a day. We can't buy more or save more or make more.
Much of our health comes down to how we use our time.
Between work, family commitments and feeling super tired, taking time for our health can seem impossible.
I get it.
Time management and time saving ideas are two things I work on with my personal coaching clients. How can we make it work with their real life and time constraints?
It saves time washing and chopping. They have the same nutrients as fresh fruits and vegetables and are often better in the winter months because they're frozen at the peak of freshness, not travelling halfway across the continent ripening on a truck.
If you're already cooking and have everything out, make enough for lunch and/or dinner for the next day. You can double batch soups or chili and freeze them in individual size containers so you have a healthy one serving size dinner ready to defrost for busy nights or take to work for lunch. My favourite meal prep recipes are: Black Bean Burgers, Veggie Quinoa Chili, Minestrone Soup.
For oatmeal, add your oats and water to a pot with a lid and put it in the fridge overnight so you only have to heat it for a minute or two in the morning. For smoothies, put everything in a container in the freezer the night before (or for the whole week) so in the morning all you have to do is add the water or your favourite plant based milk and go! You can also make Overnight Oats or Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies (these are great to freeze for a busy morning back up ;-)
Having a quick plan written out and the right food in the fridge makes it easier to stay on track without wasting time wandering around the grocery store or searching Pinterest for recipes to make.
This not only saves time but saves money because you're more likely to buy only what you need instead of what looks good at the store.
What time saving tricks do you use? Help us out and share in the comments below...
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