The busy lives we lead can make it seem like healthy eating will take too much time and effort. Here are some tips to help:
Setting aside a regular shopping time to re-stock the kitchen is a good idea. If this is a challenge, try shopping online or set up a home delivery arrangement with your local fruit shop.
Time for Breakfast
Mornings can be a rush but breakfast is important. Get up 10 minutes earlier to enjoy a nutritious breakfast. If you’re not hungry, take something to eat on the way such as a banana or a fruit smoothie with light milk.
Try preparing packed lunches the night before to save time in the morning. Sandwiches and wraps with egg, fish and meat freeze well so you could prepare them for the whole week.
There are plenty of quick, easy and healthy recipes to get a meal on the table in 30 minutes or less. A pressure cooker reduces cooking time for casseroles, curries and stews, or switch on a slow cooker in the morning and dinner can be ready when you get home.
When you do have time, such as on the weekend, batch cook and freeze meals to save cooking time when you’re busy. Rice, pasta and cooked legumes can also be frozen in meal-sized portions and reheated when you need them.