"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


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