"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

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

Archive