A little planning helps you eat healthy, even on the run.
Eating well doesn’t need to take a lot of time. Be prepared with nourishing grab ‘n’ go foods:
• Stock your kitchen with nutritious snacks, like veggies, fruit, yogurt, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, seeds and whole grain crackers.
• Cook big batches of soup, stew or chili on weekends, then take a welcome cooking break on busy weekdays. Or organize a cook’n’ share session with friends.
• Cook once. Eat twice. Make more food than you need for one meal and reinvent it for another.
• Shop for healthier time-saving convenience foods, such as frozen or pre-cut vegetables, plain frozen fish fillets, shredded cheese and canned lentils.
By Rola Zahr, MPH, RD
Adapted from The Dietitians of Canada’s Nutrition Month Campaign Materials. Find more information about Nutrition Month at:www.nutritionmonth2016.ca