You may think that healthy eating is time consuming. But you’d be wrong. Sure, fast food is, well… fast. You can order something on your phone or laptop and it will be with you within the hour. No shopping for ingredients, no cooking, no cleaning up – no hassle. Grabbing food on the go also cuts out time that would otherwise be spent slaving over a hot stove at home. It’s not surprising that these are such attractive options to those of us who live busier lifestyles. But with these quick options often comes a hefty bunch of cons for your health. Fast food and the majority of grab-and-go options tend to be relatively devoid of nutrition, vitamins, and substantial ingredients. You’re left feeling unsatisfied, craving more and (if you make a frequent habit of it) with problems such as heart disease, obesity, and bad skin. But how can you fit healthy eating around a particularly busy lifestyle? Whether you have a hectic job, a heavy studies schedule, or a jam packed social calendar, there’s a way to ensure that you still get everything you need from what you eat. Here are a few suggestions to get you started on the right foot.
Fresh Meal Delivery
It’s not only takeaways that get delivered straight to your door! Believe it or not, there are companies out there who will send healthy meals directly to you. This is an option favoured by individuals such as athletes (who want a balanced and healthy diet that can fit around a busy training schedule to reach their peak physical performance), and the elderly (who require vitamins and minerals at the same time as ease). So, cut out the prep work and take your pick from a wide variety of nutritionally beneficial meals made from the finest quality ingredients. Popular options include Rainbow Fettucine Carbonara, Pumpkin and Ricotta Lasagna, and La Bamba Penne.
If you find that you spend way too much time trailing the aisles of your local grocery store, why not opt for getting your groceries delivered instead? You can do your online shopping whenever you get a spare moment. Whether it’s when you’re on your lunch break or sitting on public transport getting from one place to another. Add items to your basket, input your details, pay by card et voila! Someone will bring everything you need straight to you. This means that you can get all of your healthy goodies with minimal effort and little investment of time.
Soups are one of the best comfort foods out there. What’s more? You can pack them with contributions towards your five a day. Pure vegetables make up some of the best soup flavours. Think of tomato, butternut squash, carrot and coriander, pumpkin, and chunky vegetable soups to name just a few. Take out a little time to make up an extra large batch of fresh soup. Use enough for one meal and then freeze the rest in single-serve tupperware. These can then be defrosted and used for quick evening meals, or out of the house lunches.
These are just a few ways to allow yourself a healthy diet without compromising in other areas of your life! Try them out today.