In this day and era, with busy mornings, buzzing vehicular traffic, deadlines to meet, long hours at work, late nights at work, it is quite cumbersome to juggle all these with staying fit and eating healthy. Most people cannot afford to take some few minutes off their schedule to cook a well-balanced nutritious meal.
Below are few healthy eating tips to help someone who is always on the go to enhance overall health, boost immunity, gain or lose weight.
1. Shop for healthy convenient foods – Having quick and convenient nutritious ingredients at home or workplace will ensure you eat healthy even with a tight work schedule. Foods such as instant oats, tom brown, high fiber breakfast cereal, low fat milk, low fat yogurt, granola/muesli & fruits are all quick meal alternative you can make use of on a busy day.
2. Plan ahead – if there is a day (or days) when you’re always late home, make sure you have the ingredients for a meal that is quick to cook. This highlights the need for the earlier point, always have healthy ingredients available. E.g. Spaghetti & Stew, Boiled rice & Soup, Quick porridge.
3. Breakfast meals for supper – If there’s nothing else at hand, a quick bowl of a low sugar ,high fiber breakfast cereal with milk is a good nutritious ‘fast food’ – keep some at work too.
4. Meal preps – this is nothing fancy. On your less busy nights or weekends, Cook in bulk.
Whether you cooking rice, stew, soup, steaming meat, fish or even porridges , cook extra portions so you can freeze some for a later date – ensuring that you always have a nutritious meal in the house ready for those ‘I’m too tired to even think about cooking’ days.