MegaFood | June 2019
Eating well is a great first step to being healthy. But as we all know, a good intention can become a tough resolution to stick to when your schedule fills up. We get it.
So, before you fill up on take out for the third night this week, here are five simple tips to make healthy eating and home-cooking a breeze.
1. Plan it out
We can’t emphasize this enough! Doing weekly meal planning makes all the difference in the way that you eat. Set aside 30 minutes each weekend to browse for recipes - Pinterest, cookbooks, Instagram, influencers - to get deals and inspiration. A small commitment for BIG time-saving later in the week. From this, you can then plan out lunches and dinners for the week. Because you’re planning ahead, you can leverage quick-cooking dinners based on your schedule.
Know what else this strategy benefits? Your wallet! By planning meals in advance, and making a grocery list accordingly, you’re buying only what you’ll need and eat in that week. You reduce impulse-buys, you save money. Win-win!
2. Embrace leftovers
Things can get complicated quickly when you plan dinners and lunches separately. When you’re searching for that new meal inspiration, consider if it will work as leftovers! That way, you’ll always have a healthy lunch to work, and you may even enjoy that second round of a favorite new dish even more!
3. Don’t forget snacks
It’s OK to admit that you snack (we all do!) and putting a bit of planning behind snacks for the week may seem almost excessive, but it makes a huge difference. You’ll purchase healthier treats to keep on hand so that when I want a mid-day nosh, you’re still making a smart choice. If the junk food isn’t there, you can’t eat it! Some favorites are hummus and veggies, fresh berries and dark chocolate chips, whole-grain tortilla chips and salsa, and popcorn.
4. What about breakfast?
Plan those, too! Whether you’re craving a smoothie, steel cut oats, or something totally unconventional like veggies and brown rice, build it into your menu and shopping for the week so you have no excuse for leaving the house in the morning with an empty stomach.
Of course, this isn’t foolproof, but if you put in a little effort on the weekend, it saves you from the high-salt, high-calorie, low-nutrition, take-out trap most days of the week.
Your body is going to thank you!
5. Mind the gap
Another important note: No diet is bulletproof! Make a conscious effort to eat a variety of whole foods, and really focus on your fruit and vegetable intake. But even the healthiest of diet has gaps (B12, where are you?!). So in addition to planning your meals, we think it’s important to supplement with a multivitamin to fill in those gaps. This is especially important if you follow a specific diet (vegan, paleo, keto) that limits your intake of certain nutrients. Ours are made with real food and added nutrients, because we believe your body recognizes real food. It’s a super simple act that can make a big difference - it just makes good sense!
Want to know how our multis are made? Read about our Promise and Process, and obsession with quality.
Interested in some of our other vitamins and supplements that also include real food and added nutrients? Looking for non-GMO, certified organic, vegan or gluten, dairy and soy free options? Plus, all our supplements are certified glyphosate residue free. So rest assured, we can help support your body from the ground up with our Energy, Digestion and Sleep & Stress products today!