TIPS FOR EATING WELL WHEN YOUR LIFE IS BUSY


1. PLAN AHEAD

  • make the most of your day off
  • write a list of meals you are going to eat for the week ahead
  • go shopping and purchase the ingredients
  • choose some dishes that can be made ahead of time and have a fun cooking session with your nearestand dearest and your favourite music. Some you may be able to freeze, others can keep in the fridge for a day or two
  • Prepare your fruit and vegetables
  •         chop up fruit such as watermelon and pineapple and keep in a container
  •         cut up green vegetables such as broccoli or sugar snap peas, blanch them and keep on hand  for salads or a snack
  •         grate carrots and add to a sandwich or a salad
  •         roast vegetable such as sweet potato, pumpkin, capsicum, zucchini, eggplant and beetroot and eat as a snack or add to pasta, an omelette, a salad or a sandwich
  • Prepare your protein sources for the week
  •         boil some eggs and keep in the fridge for a snack or an easy addition to a salad or meal
  •         keep tins of tuna on hand to add to rice, pasta or couscous
  •         steam or bake a chicken breast and slice or shred it ready to add to a stir-fry, pasta or even omelette
  •         keep a tin of chick peas to add to a salad, some couscous or cooked rice
  • Bake a batch of healthy muffins such as banana and walnut, apple and cinnamon or carrot and sultana and keep them in the freezer

2. HAVE QUICK AND EASY SNACKS AVAILABLE

  • chopped up fruit salad
  • nuts and dried fruit
  • yoghurt with berries
  • homemade muffins – keep them in the freezer
  • cheese and wholegrain crackers
  • breakfast cereal with milk and a banana
  • homemade hommus and crackers
  • homemade popcorn
  • tuna and sliced tomato on toast

3.     FOCUS ON FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

  • fill half your plate with vegetables
  • aim for a rainbow of colours of fruit and vegetables
  • always try new fruit and vegetables

4.     ENJOY YOUR FOOD

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