Eating Healthy When You're Crazy Busy
Being crazy busy doesn’t mean you have to stop being crazy healthy.
Below are three simple tips for ya on what you can eat to stay healthy when you are busy!
Smoothies (that are high in fat, protein, and fiber).
So fast, just pour some tea, coffer, coconut water, rice milk or hemp milk into the blender with some veggies (spinach, cucumber, romaine lettuce, just to name a few), fiber such as chia seeds or flax seeds, fats such as avocado or nut butter, and protein powder.
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 (I love my local Vietnamese restaurant and it’s really close and inexpensive) or you could find a place like Whole Foods, where you take a few pre-made heathy dishes to go for your own at-home-salad-bar.
No, it’s not quite as cheap as buying and preparing it yourself, but if you’re 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?