Eating healthy when you are crazy busy
I feel like I have been so busy this week because I wasn't able to work at all over the weekend since I went camping, which was so much fun! At first we weren't going to stay over since it was supposed to be so cold, but we ended up staying over and had a great time. It was definitely cold though. I had to wear gloves for the first time since I moved here, and I had 3 sweatshirts on and 2 pairs of pants. I always love the camping food. There is just something about food that is cooked over a campfire that makes it taste so much better! Speaking of being busy, I wanted to share some tips with you for when you are really busy but still want to eat healthy, because it makes you feel GREAT to keep eating healthy, right?! And we aren’t going to let “being busy” stop us from feeling great, right?! Well, I have some tips for you on what you can eat to stay healthy when you are busy!
Smoothies. 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 protein powder (hemp, pea, etc) - I've recently been using collagen protein powder, which I like very much) 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.
Salads. 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. ***For those of you in the San Diego area, if you are ever interested in attending a Salad in a Jar party, let me know! We are having them (or something similar) every 2 weeks, and it's so much fun!
Know where you can get healthy take-out. This could be from a nearby restaurant (I have a few local restaurants that I try to stop at when I'm starving and don't have time to cook, which serve organic foods with good quality meats and fish.)
No, 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? Also, if you are looking to jump start your weight loss, I wanted to invite you to download my FREE 3 Day Weight Loss Jump Start for the Busy Person!! It contains some simple weight loss tips, a 3 day meal plan (with some delicious recipes), and will give you a taste of what it's like to work with me. Click here to sign up for your copy! And, if you are interested in a free discovery session, you can click here to sign up or you can also email me.