Do you ever feel like your healthy eating intentions are basically a full-time job? Us too. Sometimes you’re just not down for food-prepping healthy foods, and that’s okay. Don’t let perfection be the enemy of progress. That being said, here are 6 simple tips for when you lack the time, energy, or motivation to devote to food prep, but don’t want to fall off track:
1. HAVE A STASH READY 👀
Stash plant-based snacks with a long(er) shelf life in your pantry, desk drawers, car, purse, fanny pack... so you always know you have something junk-free to nibble on before you fall off track with your healthy diet. Inspo: Nuts, dehydrated kale chips, unsweetened dried fruits, and naturally sweetened gluten-free granolas.
2. FROZEN GOODS ❄️
If you have a tendency to buy fresh fruit and vegetables only to guiltily watch them rot in the back of your fridge, keep a stockpile of frozen fruit and vegetables that you won’t have to worry about rushing to consume. Added bonus: you’ll save the time it takes to peel, chop, etc.
3. BE A MINIMALIST 🥒
There’s no reason to overcomplicate your daily fresh fruit and vegetable intake with a marathon of ingredient prepping and pre-planning. Make healthy eating easy on yourself. Slice up a cucumber, grab some hummus, and go to town.
4. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PROTEIN POWERHOUSES 🌻
Easily increase your plant-based protein intake and keep your appetite satisfied for longer by sprinkling your meals (soups, salads, quinoa bowls, oatmeal, gluten-free pasta…) with nutrient-dense seeds: hemp, chia, pumpkin, flax, sunflower, and pine nuts.
5. DON’T DO IT ALONE 👋
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6. START SMALL 👌
Make small swaps that don’t overwhelm you. Check out this list of healthy foods to swap in for some of the most common bad-for-you ingredients. (Click here to see the list!) Consistently choosing these healthier alternatives can add up to a big difference!