Eating healthy can be tough! While most of have the best intentions, in reality it can seem overwhelming trying to find the time to make healthy food with our busy schedules. Luckily there are some healthy eating hacks to add into your routine and make a habit in 2021. Let’s check them out!
Keep Junk Food Out of the House – First step to eating healthy? Stop buying unhealthy food. If it’s in your house you’ll probably end up eating it. Replace those unhealthy snacks with healthy ones that taste good.
Pre-Cut or Bite Size Snacks – You can either buy pre-cut veggies or carve out (no pun intended) some time to prep snacks for the week. Chop up veggies to use with your favorite healthy dip like hummus or guacamole. If you’re short on time, check out your favorite health food store for healthy dips or create your own. You can find healthy recipes almost everywhere these days including Pinterest, blogs, or just google ideas.
Meal Prep & Storage – If you tend to order take out when you’re short on time, don’t leave cooking until the last minute. Prep your lunches and dinners earlier in the week. Make large batches of brown rice, veggies, or whatever your favorite healthy dishes are on Sundays to use throughout the week. Store in glass containers to keep food fresh and free of potential pollutants from plastics.
Create a System – Figure out your favorite meals that you can rely on week after week. You’ll be more likely to stick to a routine rather than figuring out something new to make each week. If you’re stressed about time, stick to meals that are easy to make, but are still on the healthy side. Pre-chopped salads are great on time, simply add to a bowl with a healthy dressing and toppings, and toss.
Replace Naughty Sweets – If you have a sweet tooth and need that afternoon chocolate to get you through the day, find sweet alternatives that don’t contain sugar or a lot of carbs. Try fresh fruit with yogurt and honey, a protein shake or if you must have chocolate, stick with the healthier dark chocolate!