Eating Healthy on a Busy Schedule

Photo from Wholefully.com

Photo from Wholefully.com

Do you work full time? Do you have kids? If you're on a busy schedule it's often hard to eat healthy and you may find yourself skipping meals or grabbing something on the go from a fast food restaurant. Here are some great tips to keep in mind if you're schedule is full and you can't cook everyday. 

1. Bulk meals. Set aside a few hours one day and make a big pot of soup to portion out. Your crockpot is your friend. Use it often.  In the morning toss some vegetables, water or stock, spices and protein then cook for 6-8 hours. Portion it out and keep in the fridge all week.  Here's a dairy and gluten free recipe from Delicious Obsessions - http://www.deliciousobsessions.com/2014/01/creamy-coconut-green-chili-chicken-soup-dairy-gluten-free-slow-cooker-recipe/

2. You can cook potatoes in your microwave! Poke it with a fork and microwave for a few minutes until cooked through. So easy!  For a full meal, get a large potato or sweet potato and add your own healthy toppings or just cook a small one as a side dish.  Here's an easy vegan stuffed sweet potato recipe from Skinny Ms.  http://skinnyms.com/stuffed-sweet-potatoes-southwestern-style/

3. Jar Salads. Easy, healthy, fast.  Check out these awesome recipes from Wholefully: http://wholefully.com/2013/04/09/salad-in-a-jar-101/

4. Adult lunch box. Check out Wholefully and her great ideas about portioning out quick and healthy lunches for adults. You can prep these ahead of time and they help keep your servings in check.  http://wholefully.com/2014/09/17/lunches-lately/