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Work, Family, and Healthy Eating

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 27, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness

In today’s busy lifestyles with demanding careers or jobs and busy family lives, we avoid healthy eating. However, not eating delicious and nutritious foods can have a huge impact on your life. Healthy eating has to be a priority.

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The modern way of life tends to mean most people are busy on all fronts. This has created many terrible habits like eating meals quickly, snacking on sugary junk food, and scoffing down heavy meals late at night. Unfortunately, this has become the new normal.

But being totally overwhelmed by life doesn’t have to come at the expense of eating unhealthily. Oh no. Not at all. And that is precisely what we are here to cast our brightest torch on.

Work, Family, and Healthy Eating

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Be Big On Breakfast

You know that dull as dishwater phrase your dear old mom used to always throw your way about breakfast being the most important meal of the day? Well, she was right.

That is why you need to make it count. Sure, a muffin from a convenience store is easy, but a hearty breakfast is going to set you up properly for the day. We’re talking about fruit, muesli, and natural yogurt before you head to work. Or cereals made up of flax and chia, whole grain bread with peanut butter and a nice piece of fruit. Eating healthy all starts with breakfast.

Nutritious And Delicious Snacks

When you think of snacks, you probably picture a glazed doughnut, a packet of potato chips, chocolate eclair or  ice-cream. But this needs to change.

Let’s clean out our junk food and stock up on healthy alternatives like unsalted nuts, kale chips, dried fruit and dark chocolate. Don’t stop there, though. Make some strawberry and banana crumb muffins and pasta pots where the pasta itself is replaced by spiralized zucchini or whatever else takes your fancy.

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Never Overlook A Good Smoothie

Nothing offers you the chance to eat healthily on the go as much as a good smoothie. It is your chance to chuck everything that is good into a juicer, bottle it up and then take it with you as you rush out of the door.

If you want to squeeze every last drop of nutrition out of your ingredients, your best bet is to get a masticating juicer. That way you will churn, crush and squeeze every drop of goodness out of your blueberry, almond, banana and kale smoothie, or even the smoothie you created that’s made out of coconut, avocado, dandelion, blueberries, and hemp.

Whatever awesome smoothie takes your fancy, make a huge batch of it (one now and one for later), and you’ll cut down the amount of time spent washing your blender out too.

Leftovers Are Lovely

There is no better way to enjoy a no-fuss meal than to invest in a few air-tight containers to store your delicious leftovers in. It doesn’t matter what you had or how much you have leftover, it is worth saving.

It could be you only ate half of that sausage casserole you created, in which case three minutes in the microwave and you’ve got yourself another tasty meal. Maybe you didn’t manage to eat all of your pesto pasta, in which case you have a delicious side to add to tomorrow night’s meal. Like we said, leftovers are lovely, and perfect for those on the go too.

Try these tips and make healthy eating a part of your lifestyle… it only takes six weeks to develop a habit. Make healthy eating a habit.

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