Many people find it challenging to eat healthy with such busy lifestyles. However, being busy does not necessarily mean we have to forgo healthy eating habits; it just requires someorganization.
- Be prepared. Make a date with yourself to shop for fresh produce. Wash and/or pre -cut your veggies as soon as you get home. Having a container full of diced carrots, celery, cucumbers and peppers front and center in the fridge will make it much easier to fix a wrap, salad or healthy snack in a snap!
- Make it visible. Place fruit (apples, bananas, oranges, pineapples, pears, kiwis) in a large bowl on the counter in full view. Often we are tempted to reach for the very first thing that we see!
- Discover new dips and salad dressing to enjoy. Even raw broccoli tastes amazing when slathered in a favorite sauce! Prep a few enticing dips and dressings at the beginning of the week to ensure that you won’t be tempted to dive into the cookie jar once 4 pm rolls around. Dips such as hummus are high in protein and healthy fats that can form the basis of a nutritious meal. Have dips on hand for easy access. For quick, healthy and delicious ideas, read my books, The Simply Raw Kitchen and The SimplyRaw Living Foods Detox Manual.
- Fool Proof Snacks. Apples dipped in almond butter, an avocado, fruit, homemade energy bars, trail mix and raw nuts are always a good bet. Keep healthy snacks in your desk, gym bag and car (or bike pannier). You can also carry green powders, chia and hemp seeds in your shaker cup.
- Blend it. There’s nothing easier than throwing a few pieces of fruit, leafy greens, and other ingredients into a blender to make your own instant and uber nutritious superfood smoothies or bowls.