“I’m too busy to cook” is what I hear from my clients probably most often. And I totally get it. There are days when I don’t even step into my kitchen either. I still want to make smart food choices though and eat as healthy as possible because it just makes me feel so much better, and my guess is the same is true for you.
We aren’t going to let “being busy” stop us from feeling great, right?!
Today, I have some tips for ya on what you can eat to stay healthy when you are busy!
So fast, just pour some coconut water, rice milk or hemp milk into the blender, then throw in your fruits AND some veggies (spinach, cucumber, romaine lettuce, just to name a few).
Add some protein if you like (hemp seed or chia seed, or maybe a scoop of hemp protein powder) and some healthy fats (avocado, coconut milk. or the proteins I mentioned before which also have you covered on the healthy-fat front!).
For extra flavor, add some vanilla extract or dash of cinnamon.
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, olive oil, and a couple sprays of Bragg’s Amino Acids (or just a bit of sea salt if you don’t have Bragg’s 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 or you could find a place like Fresh&CO I discovered in NYC or Crush I love in London (great juices!). They prepare healthy food to go.
Of course, 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?
If eating healthy is on your agenda then I have a Clean Eating Challenge for you, starting Tuesday October 4th. Yes, you can eat clean when you have no time. Yes, I’ll hold your hand and support you along the way.
The 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge comes with everything you need to jump-start your healthy eating routine, regardless of how much time you DON’T have.
Click here to find out more and join.