Saturday, September 22, 2012
Make Time to Eat Healthy
While I was cleaning out my fridge this morning in preparation for tomorrows farmers market visit, I realized that the comment I hear from my clients the most is, "I don't have time to eat healthy" or "I don't have time to prepare". I thought I would share what one day looks like in my kitchen.
I usually take stock of what I have left in my fridge on Saturday because I visit the local farmers market on Sunday. I make meals and snacks with what I have left, trying to use up everything that's left over from the week. Today I'm marinating chicken for dinner tonight, making guacamole to use as a dip for remaining vegetables, washing carrots to roast tonight, boiling the remainder of the eggs to use for snacks and in salads, cooking quinoa to use for the week and making a tomato soup for lunch with roasted tomatoes I had done earlier this week. I will spend a few hours in the kitchen, maybe less, but it saves time later and the kids have food ready to snack on.
I only do this on weekends because I'm usually too busy during the week but I may do one night in between of cutting up veggies for snacks, marinating meats or prepping snacks. When you have fresh ingredients on hand it's really hard to fail at eating healthy.
Here are a few tips to keep your work week simple.
1. Wash, chop, store vegetable in glass containers for snacks and salads.
2. Make a few dips to have on hand like guacamole, hummus or pesto.
3. Know what your protein is for a few days. Marinate chicken or beef for the next day.
4. Make sure you have leafy greens on hand for salads.
5. Always have some healthy snacks like raw nuts, veg, fruit, eggs, jerky.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.