4 HEALTHY MEAL PREP TECHNIQUES WHEN YOU HAVE NO TIME
We’re all busy. Most of us have to balance work, family, and home responsibilities in ways that we never imagined. Some people are working 12-hour nursing shifts or stopping off every day to check on an elderly parent, working two jobs to put themselves through school, taking care of young children, or doing farm chores.
I told myself that I was too busy to plan meals, too, especially after having children and trying to balance work and home chores. How many times did I zip through a fast food restaurant at my lunch hour because I didn’t take the time to pack a nutritious lunch? I shudder to think!
The truth is that it’s easy to eat healthy foods—it just takes a little advanced planning.
Here are a few tips:
• Go to the grocery store and get pre-cut veggies if you don’t have time to dice and slice your own.
• Cook the week’s meals ahead of time on the weekends and freeze them.
• Stock your pantry with healthy nuts and other high protein snacks instead of cookies and chips.
• Keep fresh fruit and veggies in the fridge at work as well as visibly at the front of the fridge at home so that when you open that door, you see those options first.
All of these tips can help you make healthy food choices to maintain your appropriate blood sugar level. After a while, buying and eating healthy foods will become a habit and will be your go-to snacks, I promise!