Too Busy To Eat Healthy? 9 Foods To Keep In Your Kitchen
Everyone is “busy” these days. Lately, I’ve heard several variations of the following from those close to me: “I’d love to eat healthy, but… I’m too busy!”
Stop. Close that freezer. Put down the frozen dinner. Toss out that takeout menu. All you need is a little help from your new “best friend foods,” which will make it easy for you to eat healthy, no matter how long you worked, how tired you feel, or how busy you are. They’re loyal and will keep you grounded no matter what craziness life throws your way. And, unlike your other friends, they’re never too busy for you.
Meet your new circle of friends:
OK, so this item isn’t a “food,” but I recommend you befriend it ASAP. I love my Vitamix, which is a turbo-charged blender. It's not cheap, but trust me: it's a small price to pay for a loyal friend that will change your life for the better.
Liquid nutrition is essential for our “busy” lifestyles. With the flip of a switch, we can create smoothies, soups or purées that will power us through our busy day. (See? I told you, there’s that ubiquitous word again!)
Make a protein-rich green smoothie in the morning and you’ll get everything you’ll need for the entire day in one glass. Or throw all the vegetables in in your refrigerator and pantry into a pot, simmer, then blend together for a thick, creamy meal that keeps for days in the refrigerator and reheats in minutes. (For a creamy consistency, I use sweet potatoes, lentils, nut butters, or almond or coconut milk.)
Or make a quick raw soup, aka "a savory smoothie," packed with fresh veggies that will keep nicely for hours. Blending makes everything easier on our digestive system, usually the first victim of stress when we’re “busy.”