Preparing a healthy meal and being a kitchen savant sounds totally doable when you’re pinning your 100th paleo recipe on Pinterest, but in actuality, sometimes it just doesn’t happen. Because life.
Who isn’t busy these days? And sometimes, being busy means that spending an hour in the kitchen just isn’t possible. Or, maybe, when it comes down to it, you just don’t feel like it. And that’s okay, too – we can’t all be Julia Child every single night.
While we can’t add more hours to the day (or add more motivation to your brain), we can help you out with a few quick fixes to make your life a little easier, and eating healthy when you have no time a little bit more doable.
Make a meal so nice you get to eat it twice. I can’t tell you how many times leftovers have saved me from stopping to pick up a less-than-healthy option on my way home. Knowing I have food that needs to be eaten keeps me on track and lets me enjoy a homemade meal, without making something different each night. When you do cook, make several servings to hold you over for the next few days.
Buy ready-made meals with healthy ingredients
Beetnik Foods pretty much changed my life in this aspect. Finding frozen meals that are organic, paleo, grass-fed, etc- it’s now a reality. Beetnik Foods gives you perfectly portioned meals made from the highest quality ingredients, and all you have to do is pop it in the microwave or stick it in the oven. Easy. Peasy.
Have someone else do the prep work for you
It’s not the cooking itself that take a long time, it’s the prep and getting everything ready to be cooked. So bypass the time-consuming stuff and buy pre-cut veggies and meats, and already-prepared sauces. Beetnik Foods has a line of healthy frozen sauces that you can find in the freezer section that are all organic and simply need to be defrosted. With your ingredients already prepped and ready, all you have to do is cook things up and eat them.
It’s time to make healthy eating easy, or at least less time-consuming. Don’t let your busy life become an excuse! Instead, use these tips to eat healthy when time is short or when the idea of cooking is not so appealing.