I’m busy. Your’e busy. We’re all busy. Life is busy. We sometimes forget in our every day busy lives that healthy nutrition is still important, probably even more so if we’re continuously busy and running around. We all can say “I don’t have time to eat healthy.” But, that will not keep us healthy, strong, and focused throughout our busy days.
So, what’s the solution? Healthy eating does not have to be 3 large prepared meals a day. Nor should it be grazing all day without definite meal times. Healthy nutrition can be found somewhere right in between. Snacks in between meals on the go can allow us to satisfy our hunger without overeating. If you know you will be stretched for time and unable to prepare meals, planning is key.
Here are some great quick snack & meal ideas when you’re crunched for time:
- A whole piece of fruit
- A sandwich with whole grain bread & lean meat
- Cheese & crackers
- Pretzels with peanut butter
- Tortilla chips & salsa
- A bagel with low fat cream cheese
- Granola & milk
- Greek yogurt with berries
The list can go on and on. The core idea is that healthy nutrition does not need to take massive amounts of time. It only means eating the correct portions and minimally processed foods.
As always, trust your gut!