3 Tips to Eat Healthy When You're Short on Time
Aug 9, 2017
Updated Nov 17, 2023
5 min read
In today's busy multitasking world, time can be one of the biggest obstacles to eating healthy. There are some easy solutions out there, and if you make eating a priority, things can start to fall into place. Below are some of my favorite time-saving tips and recipes that help me and my family eat healthy.
Have a “cut day” when you prepare your vegetables. Make carrot sticks, cut up celery, cauliflower, or green peppers, then put them in baggies ready to grab. Individual hummus packs are great to take on-the-go with veggies. Cut up hearts of romaine lettuce and use a salad spinner (get one for around $15). Salad keeps fresh in the fridge in a salad spinner for many days. Try the Spanish Salad receipe below.
You can have premade healthy snacks for your family in just 15 minutes. I recommend making a batch of high-energy, healthy snacks that you can grab throughout the day to keep everyone happy. I’ve listed two family favorite recipes, Snack Packs and Protein Balls, below. Breakfast is another meal you can prepare the night before. With just a few minutes of preparation, you can have breakfast ready and waiting in the morning (or for the next three mornings!). Check out the Overnight Oats recipe.
Dinner can be tricky, but there are some standbys you can always have on hand. When you have a little extra time, cook meats in portions that can be used later in recipes. Frozen precooked chicken or ground beef can be used in casseroles and soups and save time on preparation. Try the Tortilla Soup recipe below.
Mix all ingredients refrigerate ingredients overnight. Optional: Top with fresh berries and cinnamon in the morning. I prefer to eat this cold.
Put all ingredients in individual sandwich baggies. Make several at a time.
Combine all ingredients in large bowl until well incorporated. Roll in small balls and serve (I use small cookie scoop to make the balls). Store in airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
Combine all ingredients into a large pot. Mix well, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes or until heated through.