Eating Healthy On The Run

Most of us have a daily schedule that is way to full, maybe it’s our priorities.  Not having enough time to shop and cook healthy foods and meals seems to always be a problem. Just not enough time to do everything.  We all have the same amount of time every day and how we us it could be much more organized.  I know it is easier said than done, but I believe it is a matter of discipline.  Ouch, that is a harsh word to use.  If we would train ourselves, to be more disciplined with our healthier food choices and cooking methods, it would make for a tremendous positive change in our life.

My dad always said we make the time to do the things we want to do.  Therefore, if you want to have more energy and a healthier lifestyle, then you will need to make the time to do your grocery-shopping list.  To make things easier for yourself and get the best of your time do some planning.  Plan for an extended period, I would suggest a two week menu if not longer.  A shopping list could be compiled while on the train, plane or bus during lunch or on a conference call.  Once you have a list your shopping will go quicker and you will be saving time and money.  Now the pantry, freezer and frig will be stocked with fresh healthy ingredients

Not only is it a good idea to plan your shopping list, it’s even a better idea to plan your meals for the week.  Believe me it really is a stress reliever knowing you have your meals planned.  What I like to do is spend some time on the weekend preparing for the weeks meals.  Some preparation ahead a time will pull a meal together very quick.

For instance red potatoes, pasta and whole chicken already boiled and boneless skinless chicken breast already marinated.  Coleslaw, macaroni and potato salad already prepared can help get dinner on the table in a jiffy.  Another great way to impress the family is to prepare and freeze dinners ahead of time.  Then all you have to do is remember to take it out of the freezer so you can slip it in the over when you get home from work.

We have a family of four (two teens), so I know there are going to be times when you are going to need to stop for takeout.  So, I would strongly encourage you to avoid the pizza, burger and fries and instead go for a sub on whole grain bread and hold the mayo.

Eating Healthy on the Run will always be a challenge.  We hope that these tips will help.

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