5 Tips to Eat Clean With Less Stress!
We all have busy, crazy lives. Nothing can throw off your plan for clean eating like late nights at the office, last minute workout classes, and after school children’s activities.
Here are some basic strategies that I do to stay ahead of the cooking rush, because we all know the rush means poor food choices:
1. Prep Ahead
Set aside a few hours on Sunday afternoon to food prep for the week. I love making a big batch of soup or casserole, and eating it for lunch the next few days.
2. Utilize Leftovers
Make enough dinner so you can eat the leftovers for lunch the next day. This makes the morning much easier, you just grab the leftover container from the refrigerator (preferably glass!) some fruit and nuts, and your lunch is packed! Speaking of the morning rush…Breakfast!
3. Easy Breakfast
You have to eat breakfast! But it doesn’t need to be overwhelming. My favorite is a smoothie that includes 1 cup homemade almond milk (it’s not as hard as it sounds), a cup of frozen berries, ½ banana, 2 tbs almond butter and 1 tbs olive oil. Sip it on your way to work, and no sugar crashes here!
4. Shop for groceries online
I love Thrive Market. You can purchase whole, non-gmo, and organic foods for a fraction of the price that you can at the grocery store. The prices are incredible. And you can do it from the comfort of your home. Browse their selection of almond butters, spices, rice and beans to name a few. They even have filters for different dietary needs, such as gluten free or dairy free. Then you just have to go to the grocery store for the perishable foods. This makes for a much less stressful shopping trip.
5. Utilize your slow cooker
These are amazing, if you don’t have one, get one. You will love it. There is nothing better than coming home from a long day and having dinner ready. And you feel good knowing you used fresh, whole ingredients to feed your family!
It took me a few years to figure out a process of eating clean, while keeping a busy home and work schedule. In the next few weeks I’ll share a program with you on how I eat clean and cook less in my day-to-day life.