In 2014 America topped the list of the Top 10 Obese Countries. As a society we are working more hours and juggling our responsibilities to our family, children and friends. As a result, we are constantly multitasking but have little time to incorporate a healthy diet. Since we are constantly on the go we tend to gravitate towards convenience food that fits into our hectic schedules – fast food and frozen meals.
The problem with eating fast food and frozen meals is that they contain high levels of sodium, preservatives and saturated fat. By eating convenience foods we risk developing major health problems (i.e. heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.). If you have to eat convenience foods, they should only be eaten in moderation.
I will share with you recipes that will overtime replace your convenience foods by simply adding super foods to your diet creating nice snacks and quick healthy juices for people on the go that will fit into your busy lifestyle.
Here are some tips on how to incorporate a healthy living for you and your family:
· Keep nutritious foods in the house such as fruits (bananas, apples and oranges) along with some fresh produce (kale, spinach, tomatoes). The best way to keep your vegetables fresh for more than a week without them spoiling is to keep them in an airtight container. I use the Food Saver Vacuum Containers and I love them. I pre-cut my fruit and veggies so I can make my healthy juices in the morning. This really does save you a lot of time.
· You can also cook your meals a head of time and freeze them. This may take some time to do at first, but it is worth the effort in the beginning.
· Of course you can always cook your meals in a crock pot. I used to think crock pot cooking was only done in the winter time but because I live a busy lifestyle too, crock pot cooking really fits into my schedule anytime of the year.