I have always had a job until now – I started working when I was 15, worked through college, and continued working after that. When I had Will, I went on maternity leave, moved to Nebraska and am now taking time off to be with my little man. Finding time to eat healthy before now wasn’t as easy, but I still made it happen. How? Preparation.
When you prepare your meals a day or so in advance, that makes it easy for you to grab and go right out of your own fridge. Preparing has never been one of my strengths, but I’m making it one when it comes to healthy living. One of my favorite food items I like to have ready in the fridge is a big yummy salad. It’s perfect to have right there on the top shelf so it’s easy to grab rather than having mom’s left-over green bean casserole eying me down (delicious, but doesn’t fit in the low-calorie category). For my salad, I use red leaf lettuce and spinach and chop up tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers and mushrooms then toss them in. I like to add sprouts for extra texture. Having a pre-made salad in my fridge is perfect for a healthy on-the-go meal. Just have low-fat dressing handy and a fork! Add a can of tuna or avocado for some extra protein and vitamins, delicious
Eating healthy can be easy if you have prepped meals in your fridge ready to grab. When you have random food items and left over Burger King sitting on the top shelf, you’re more likely to order in or grab something you might later regret. I was watching the Today show, and a nutritionist said a study proved that those who keep healthy items within eye level view in their fridge or pantry are more than likely to eat healthy and lose more weight. I thought that was interesting – so try it! Challenge yourself – have healthy prepped food ready in your fridge and plan ahead. Also think about this – the amount of time it takes to wait at a drive through, is the same amount of time it takes to make your own sandwich!