Do you ever feel like there is simply not enough time in the day? OR that you WOULD eat healthier if only you had a plan to follow? Well there are definitely some strategies I use in my practice to help my clients simplify healthy eating!
Here are my TOP 4 Time Savers For Healthy Eating....
1. Menu Plan!! If you have been following this blog, or watched my recent video on Facebook, Menu Planning is the #1 way to get the right foods into your household and body!! Click here for my Menu Planning Strategies and Free Menu Planning Worksheets!
2. Weekly Prep Time. Now if this one makes your roll your eyes, then I am definitely speaking to you!!! Seriously I know prep time, takes time, and your likely thinking its time you don't have, BUT I am here to tell you, you DO have the time, because prep time SAVES YOU TIME! (Totally just mom rhymed there!!)
Let me explain……. Aim to find one day and time, each week you can be committed to 30-60 minutes of meal prep. During this time you can: Cut veggies, cook chicken, cook rice, cook oats and make up some freezer bag Smoothies (see #3). If you are feeling really adventurous you can even make a few salads in mason Jars. (see image below)
3. Freezer Bag Smoothies. These are super fast to make and will save you time every day, while increasing your whole food nutrient intake! I LOVE when my clients drink smoothies daily, especially when they drink them with a high quality plant based shake mix like Complete! All you need to do, to create your Freezer Bag Smoothies is to grab a couple of your favourite smoothie recipes and put all of the ingredients (minus liquid and shake mix) in the baggie and freeze. This way when in a rush in the morning you are simply emptying the contents of your smoothie baggie into your blender, adding water or dairy free alternative (rice, almond or soy milk) and blending to go!
I want to help Families eat healthy and live healthy. I know the challenges of a busy lifestyle and I know that our health as a whole suffers when we don't find the time to create realistic soltuions. I am the Nutritionist for REAL Families. Thank you for Reading and sharing my articles!! Be Sure to follow me on Facebook!
Ok so lets be real here for a moment. Getting healthy foods into our children can be challenging on the best of days. And some days it’s simply easier to throw in the towel, and hope for a better day tomorrow. I have spent the last 14 years working with moms and dads who are frustrated with picky eaters, and overwhelmed with busy schedules. We care, we all do, about the foods that enter the bodies of the little people we love so much, but sometimes its just tough!
If you are feeling me, then you know I get where you are coming from. Even as a Nutritionist I struggle regularly with feeding four children, with four different taste preferences, and four personalities strong enough to give the leadership south of the Canadian border a run for his money. (lol, totally giggling as I write that, because its true!!).
About Alisa Herriman RNCP ROHP CHCP
Alisa is a Registered Nutritionist with specializations in Nutritional therapy for those with Cancer. She is also a Professor, and Success Coach who mentors Nutrition, Fitness and Wellness Practitioners. Alisa's workshops and lectures are highly sought after, receiving consistent referrals from health experts throughout Canada. Alisa teaches the Certified Cancer Program at Edison Institute of Nutrition and is a popular speaker, travelling coast to coast in Canada and the USA lecturing on disease prevention and treatments through nutritional intervention. You can learn more about Alisa at www.AlisaHerriman.com
Alisa Herriman has been researching and teaching Nutrition since 2003. Leaving her job in the health care industry to share her passion for healthy living, Alisa travels all over Canada sharing her mission and teaching communities how to prevent and fight disease with Nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.
Alisa Teaches at Edision Institute of Nutrition, and is a very popular coporate speaker. Join Alisa in her mission to change the health of families and share these holistic living articles!