‘I don’t have time to eat healthy.’ ‘I can’t afford eating healthy. ‘ ‘Eating healthy is too much of a hassle.’ Sound familiar?
Well here are 17 tricks that will help you eat healthy without. even. trying. The secret is prepping your food for the week on Sunday and basking in the easy access meals you’ve prepared for yourself throughout the week.
Chop celery and carrots into sticks, and create little hummus and veggie snack jars
Making sure you have snacks ready is the most important part of sticking to a healthy diet. Often, the time between meals is when we’re most hungry and need something guilt-free to take our minds off the hunger. These little snack jars are just the trick.
Package a few baggies of nuts + berries
Mix 1/2 a cup blackberries with 2 tablespoons of raw, unsalted pistachios, for example. This is another great snack option that literally no time to pull together, and even less time to grab on your way out the door in the morning.
Prepare a big batch of black beans for protein
Proteins are a must have in your diet and I love using black beans as a source of daily protein. Make a big batch ahead of time and use them in salads, quinoa bowls, wraps, and just about anything!.
Roast a chicken or a tray of chicken breasts
Roast a whole chicken ahead of time and shred the meat to use all week in salads, sandwiches or any veggie/grain dish. Chicken meat is perfect to grab and go throughout the week. This is another ingenious way to ensure you get your protein.
Boil half a dozen eggs (or more)
Boiled eggs make for great portable snacks. Just add some salt and pepper, and pop ‘em in your mouth. Or slice them up and add to salads and sandwiches. Each egg is under 100 calories and has 7 grams of protein which will help you feel satisfied throughout the day!
Chop up some veggies and store in tupperware
Slice and chop up an array of vegetables to munch on throughout the week. Store them in tupperware containers and have them easily accessible for adding to salads or just eating by themselves.
Make a tray of egg muffins for a quick and easy breakfast
Grab a muffin tin and pour in scrambled eggs with vegetables. Bake and then freeze for use later in the week. All you gotta do is pop them in the microwave and your breakfast is ready!