Good Afternoon and Happy Sunday!
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Now, I know that we are coming into the CRAZY busy holiday season and I wanted to share a few tips of how to eat healthy despite the chaos.
And we aren’t going to let “being busy” stop us from eating healthy and feeling great, right?!
Healthy Eating Tips
Smoothies are super fast. Just pour some coconut water, almond milk or hemp milk into the blender, then
throw in your fruits AND some veggies (spinach, cucumber, romaine lettuce, just to name a few). Add some protein if you like (hemp seed or chia seed, or maybe a scoop of hemp protein powder) and some healthy fats (avocado, coconut milk or nut butter) For some extra flavor, add some vanilla extract or dash of cinnamon.Voila! You have a great nutrient filled meal ready to go. You can also make smoothies the night before and enjoy them for breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner.
Chop up a bunch of dark leafy greens – romaine, red leaf, butter – and add some spinach or kale to the mix. Pile on some other veggies – tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, radishes, sliced beets, bell peppers, onions…whatever you like. Add some protein. Choose pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, cooked organic chicken breast, lentils, sprouts, a hard-boiled egg, or salmon or tuna. Make a quick dressing with 1 tbsp stone-ground mustard, 1 tbsp olive oil, and 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and you are good to go. Toss it all together and eat.
If you chop the veggies in bulk you can make a couple salads at a time, don’t add the dressing to them yet, and they usually last a couple days.
3) Healthy Take-Out
Know where you can get healthy take-out. This is essential during the holiday season and it is also okay to take short-cuts. FOR REAL
I am a huge fan of Laughing Planet Cafe: they have great salads and bowls with locally sourced ‘happy mea’t and organic produce.
Check out Canteen’s Portland Bowl. It is a HUGE bowl of quinoa/black beans/baked maple tempeh/nw sauce/kale & carrots, chopped oregon hazelnuts I add an extra serving of kale and have them top it with avocado. This make 2-3 meals for me.
Garden Bar is my all-time favorite and my Bliss Detox Salad is now a permanent fixture on the menu. Woo Hoo! The salads are HUGE and I am able to spread this salad into two meals. Add tempeh or chicken for a bit more protein.
Whole Foods, New Seasons and Zupans also have many great ‘grab and go’ options. I often grab a rotisserie chicken, hit the salad bar and make a family style salad, and pick up a bag of frozen quinoa or brown rice. A healthy dinner is done in 5 minutes flat and everyone is happy!
No, it’s not quite as cheap as buying and preparing it yourself, but if you are a busy person (OR you just don’t enjoy cooking) and would just spend the money on junky fast food or pizza delivery, then it’s a much better value.
It’s always the small habits that add up. Don’t let yourself fall back into old habits that cause you to not feel so great! I’d love to hear from you, too: What do you like to eat when you are really busy?
In Health and Happiness,