"Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;...
and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man."
~James H. West

Lisa's Blog

I don't have time to eat!

Lisa Cutforth - Saturday, April 10, 2010

Your question answered:

I often find it difficult to find the time to eat enough, can you help me?

It can be time consuming to sit down and eat 3 meals and fit in 2 snacks on top of that, especially if you are also preparing these meals from scratch.  It can be very tempting to give in to what I call the "C word"!  Convenience!

So if you are busy, and you battle to fit eating into your day, the first step is to make your health a priority, the second step is to find quick and HEALTHY solutions.  The good news is I have lots of them.

Planning is going to be your number one allie!  Don't worry, planning doesn't have to be time consuming, when I say planning I mean: foresight and anticipation.  What are you doing today, where are you likely to be around meal times, what can you have handy so that you can nourish yourself.

Here are some great little "on the go" and "quick to munch snacks"

  • Handful of trailmix
  • Muesli bar
  • Piece of fruit: Mandarin, banana, bunch of grapes, apple
  • Boiled egg and cherry tomatoes
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes and some pepitas
  • Raw unsalted nuts
  • Nutbutter on ryevita
  • Handful of olives
  • Veggie sticks and humus
  • Tuna pita pocket
  • Humus and salad wholemeal wrap

If you get home late in the evenings and you are feeling like you don't have time to start to cook a meal from scratch and the take away or pizza delivery down the road is starting to sound very appealing despite your best intentions to eat healthily, then here are some QUICK, no fuss dinner options.

Tuna Salad:  1 tin of tuna, 1 bag of rocket, 1 tin of green beans drained, 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, chopped spring onion, sprinkle of seeds, big squeeze of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil (add boiled egg and boiled baby potatoes for some body)

Grilled salmon and steamed vegetables:  Grate a clove of garlic, a knuckle of ginger and rub into a couple of salmon fillets, squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the top or a drizzle of soya sauce.  Grease a baking tray with some coconut oil.  Put the salmon under the grill or into a hot oven.  While the salmon is cooking, steam some broccolli, beans, carrots and cauliflower.

Pesto Pasta: 1 bag rice noodles, (take 3 mins to cook when added to boiling water, once cooked drain). Stir through half a jar of good quality pesto, add a tablespoon of capers and 2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves or rocket.  (Add a sprinkle of parmesan cheese or some smoked salmon cut into ribbons or cooked chicken breast).

Omelette:  Eggs, fresh parsley, red onion, sundried tomatoes, mushroom, garlic.  Whisk the eggs, chop up the ingredients and throw them all into the pan and cook until ready.  Serve with some baby spinach or fresh rocket.

There are LOADS of quick, healthy and convenient options.  Please send me an email if you need some more help tailoring solutions to your lifestyle.
Comments
Post has no comments.
Post a Comment




Captcha Image

Trackback Link
http://ivegotlife.com.au/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=2786&PostID=77020&A=Trackback
Trackbacks
Post has no trackbacks.

Recent Posts


Tags

maintain a healthy weight, underweight ask my doctor image great second hand books fussy eaters Egg allergy indigestion performance calorie controlled diet breast cancer prevention fun breast cancer awareness video hot guys Lactose intolerance mood comfort pig childrens lunch boxes health pioneers breakfast corporate wellness sustainable living, rural development, organic gardening, rampumps, biogas simple 7 day detox plan support your body drugfree alternatives anxiety sugar and adhd sexy salads dance gluten intolerance health high cholesterol nutritionist recipes for allergies 7 steps to detox fruit allergies celebrate life 7 Tips to Lower Your Cholesterol and Protect Your Heart have fun in the kitchen soft drink and behaviour problems hunger and stress Dr Randy Pausch on Oprah food allergies low cholesterol healthy shopping the tummy beast addicted to chocolate Laughter and stress fun happiness workshop have more energy are grains healthy taking a break immune system benefits to keeping a diet diary Add new tag sexy salad Cancer leaky gut, gut health, symptoms of leaky gut heart foundation tick explained low calorie meal plan healthy cooking party cholesterol lowering diet nutrition organic vegetables nutritionists diet diary control love, loneliness ways to improve prostate health what is healthy food go for 2 and 5 memory lunch how to avoid doing the right thing and getting the wrong results brain health food intolerances herbal toothpaste life choices soccer, role of team sports in longevity, role of exercise and community in longevity to know and not do is not yet to know taking responsibility how to get more of exercise fresh start fruit and vegetable shortage recipe dancing time management and healthy living improve your memory blood pressure homocysteine motivation salad increasing energy do i have to drink milk; where do i get calcium from; non dairy calcium sources overindulge relationship with food stress, keys to managing stress, benefits of stress what is movember benefits of strength training, why you should strength train weight low calorie diet how to check your breasts should I eat organic veggies weightloss nutritionist in brisbane benefits of sleeping healthy fast food, healthy take away 10 % principle foods in season, seasonal recipes success and you natural toothpaste sensitivity to milk immune boosting tips nutritious wrong type of exercise, exercise and results mobile phones and brain cancer, Dr Teo relax life lessons Happiness focus energy quizz breast cancer awareness healthy cooking parties are frozen veggies any good keep focused skipping meals is sugar bad healthy wine, healthy beer, healthy alcohol options comfort foods dangers of multitasking while you eat fresh cheap fruit and vegetables, what's in season in autumn in australia Lisa's Diary getting fit avoiding a choice the power to choose strength trans fats sugar and add new year's resolutions fatigue weight loss is chocolate bad for me cooking class in brisbane I don't get hungry pop-eye and spinach happiness course how to be happy feels good comfort eating skip meals health with 10 % effort health for busy people four questions you must ask your doctor before taking medication libido ability to respond health one step at a time healthy shopping list make stress work for you obesity soft drink and behavior problems cooking with allergies how to avoid injury during exercise seasonal quick and tasty recipes how to love exercise delicious how to say no alzheimers music quick recipes detox heart disease Nutritional Therapist Alan Pease real food best exercise quick eating solutions I've Got Life assertiveness Sensational gift life recipies muscle wasting making time to relax nutritious cooking natural alternatives to drugs prostate cancer what is a good breakfast love food diet diary empty your mind healthy cooking demonstration reasons to eat foods in season diet diary of a nutritionist reducing coffee food sensitivities muffins which is better for you butter or margarine Nina Simone christmas

Archive