"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.

Recent Posts


Tags

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

Archive