It can be difficult to follow a healthy lifestyle and pick up healthy habits when you have a busy schedule. These easy tips will hopefully help!
Make Friends with Your Microwave
There are plenty of microwave meals that are healthy and I’m not talking about the ones you buy down the shop. There are hundreds of recipes for microwave meals that don’t come out of a packet. Everything from one-minute quiche in a mug to a flaky salmon dinner.
Fill Up On Iron
Not eating enough iron can make you feel tired and even depressed. Help keep your energy levels high and your health on good form by eating oatmeal, lentils and lean meats.
Iron also helps strengthen your muscles making it easier to get through your workday, and your work out!
Soups and Stews
Soups and stews are both incredibly healthy and easy to make. Make a large batch at the beginning of the week and freeze the leftovers in single serve Tupperware boxes. Thaw them as and when they are needed.
Prep on the Weekend for Easy Week Night Meals
Things like salads are simple to prepare. But when you break it down at can be pretty time-consuming chopping everything you need. Instead, make a large salad and mix it with dressing at the weekend. Then when the week rolls around all you’ll need to do is assemble your salad by adding protein. Pre-cooking protein and grains is another great way to reduce your prep time when you have no time.
Make Pre-Packaged Smoothie Bags
Smoothies are great for you getting enough nutrients. To make It easier add your fruit, spinach, and protein powder to a bag (with other non-liquids) and store until you’re ready to puree. Then all you need to do is put the ingredients in the blender along with juice and you’re sorted. If you’re having smoothies a lot, then buying pre-sliced or diced frozen fruit is a great way to speed up the process.
Wake Yourself Up
There is a lot of conflicting data and theories about whether coffee is actually good for you or not. But here’s what we know for sure; it helps rev your metabolism and provides you with an energy boost.
Spice Up Your Life
Chilli and other hot foods don’t just torch our taste buds; it can also put a flame in your metabolism. Try adding hot sauce or mustard to your food instead of things that are unhealthier.
Add Vegetables to Everything
Adding spinach or kale to smoothies is pretty common. But there are other things that you can add vegetables. Some recipes include; sweet potato brownies, cauliflower scrambled eggs, even mac and cheese! There are plenty of recipes out there that can turn vegetables into a more fun and tasty addition.
Keep a Secret Stash of Snacks
Delays and changes in schedule are unavoidable. So ensure you have a variety of healthy snacks on hand, just in case your lunch break is taken up by something else. Things like trail mixes, unsweetened dried fruit and select granola bars can all be great things to keep on you for on the go.