Eating well at home should be a breeze with a bit of planning (this is what we struggle with the most!) and the right mindset. Here are some easy steps to nourish the body and feel fantastic.
- Smart Prep for Fruits and Veggies:
- Cut up your favorite fruits and veggies in advance and store them in airtight containers in the fridge.
- Mix fruits like strawberries, berries, and watermelon for quick smoothies or yogurt toppings.
- Have containers of cut-up veggies like green beans, broccoli, and carrots ready for stir-fries, salads, or quick sides.
- Don't forget canned veggies like beans and chickpeas for salads or cooking sauces.
- Snack Planning for the Win:
- Meal prepping isn't just for main meals—snacks matter too! Prepare 3-5 days' worth of healthy snacks for easy access.
- Options include cut-up carrots and cucumbers with dip, wholemeal wraps with hummus, homemade banana-zucchini muffins, or a trail mix of seeds, nuts, and berries.
- Create Well-Balanced Meals:
- Opt for balanced and nutritious meals to stay focused and energized throughout the day.
- Add protein, healthy fats, fiber, and a variety of fruits and veggies to your lunches.
- Get creative with meals like pasta sauce with peas, corn, chicken, and mushrooms or beef and vegetable meatballs with carrot and zucchini.
- Stick to Mealtime Routine:
- Plan meals no more than 3-4 hours apart to maintain a consistent eating schedule.
- Set reminders for breaks and lunch to avoid snacking out of boredom.
- Check out the Online Menu Planner from Healthy Eating Active Living NSW for recipe ideas and meal planning assistance.
- Mindful Eating Away from the Desk:
- Take breaks away from your work desk to eat mindfully.
- Sit in a different room or outdoors, and avoid eating in front of screens.
- Ask yourself if you're physically hungry before snacking, and keep snacks away from your work area to reduce mindless munching.
Whether you're working from home temporarily or long-term, take it one day at a time and make choices that work best for you. Your health journey starts with simple, thoughtful steps. 🌱💚
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