Eating so that your body gets the nutrients it needs isn’t easy, especially when you’re busy. Here’s a few simple things I’ve been doing to help me to eat well, that I think might help you eat well too!
1. Prepare the food for the day the night before
I’ve never been a huge fan of meal prep because I enjoy the creative side of cooking, but now I’ve had to add a little bit of food preparation into my day to maintain a well balanced diet. This is because Finn isn’t always agreeable when I want it to be lunch or snack time – often he’ll be crying and I’ll be cutting laps around the house to settle him. I found myself grabbing handfuls of cereal as I passed the cupboard each lap because a) I was hungry and b) I knew lunch would be a while away. So my solution has been to create meals and snacks the night before or in the morning – whenever he is settled. This still allows me some regular time being creative in the kitchen, but leaves me with nourishing food that’s ready to go when I need it. This lunch box from Nude Food movers has been perfect for this – snacks on the side, sandwich or salad in the middle. It’s probably my favourite thing from the Nude Food movers range! I’ve even started giving one to Rees to take to work with his lunch in it. For breakfast, I love to prepare my overnight oats the night before.
2.Shop on a full stomach & leave the junk food at the shops
There’s nothing worse than shopping hungry because your body craves the high energy foods ie. high sugar/fat content and it’s readily available there. This leads to unhealthy food choices and you go home with foods that probably won’t support a nutritious week. Who wants apples when donuts are available?! It’s better not to bring home the junk food and save the treats for when you’re out, especially if you’re an emotional eater like me!
3. Make healthier alternatives for treats
If you like to have muffins for morning tea why not swap them for some reduced sugar wholemeal muffins? You might even like to swap the butter for coconut oil. Substitutions like this can cut out a stack of unnecessary sugar and fat. Have them in portion controlled little containers like this labelled for each day of the week and then you have something nice to look forward to each day. You can find more of my healthy snacks here.
4. Opt for wrapper free/unprocessed foods
When you choose foods that are ‘wrapper free’ they are more likely to be nutritious (and also are kinder to the environment). Chips, chocolates, biscuits etc all come in wrappers so try to fill your lunch box with wholesome good foods from each of the food groups. This is the whole idea behind the ‘Nude Food’ range I’m giving away (see below) – it’s great!
5. Eat more Fruit and Drink more Water
When you keep up your water intake then you’re less likely to feel hungry because you’re actually thirsty, reducing the urge to eat those high calorie foods. Opting for fruit before you eat other snacks is a great way to ensure you optimise your vitamin, minerals & fibre intake whilst helping you feel more full so you will eat less of the other foods.
WIN a Nude Food Movers Prize Pack worth $100
SORRY THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS KELSEY W! In celebration of Nude Food Day we have $100 worth of Nude Food Movers products to giveaway! These will certainly help you in your efforts to eat fresh food.
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About Nude Food Movers
Nude Food Movers are all about saving the planet one lunch at a time. This handy range of products is there to aid your ‘nude food’ adventures. You can purchase from Coles, Big W, Officeworks. Product and colour availability will vary by retailer. For more information on the Nude Food Movers range by Smash visit www.nudefoodmovers.com.au | Facebook: Nude Food Movers | Instagram: @Nudefoodmovers
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