Have you ever felt like this?
Eating healthy would be so much easier, if it was less expensive and convenient.
I know that is what I hear most people say…
The truth is eating healthier is actually easier than you think, if you are willing to do exercise a few smart and time savvy tips.
Here is a video with a few of my favorite tips.
Here are some others as well, to help you get more fruits and vegetables in your diet.
1. Buy in bulk…
This is helpful for two reasons. If you buy your produce in bulk, you will spend less time going back and forth to the supermarket. That can save you both time and money. Second, When you buy in bulk you can prep large amounts of vegetables all at the same time instead of coming in from work, or at the end of your day, tired and worn out and realizing it is going to take 20 minutes to prep just to start cooking. Buy in bulk, so you can get it all done at the same time.
Check out this post for more tips on saving money on produce How To Stretch $10 – How to Buy Fruits and Vegetables on A Budget
2. Make it convenient.
This is one of the most important things for anyone who wants to eat healthier. I know for me, if things are not convenient I find myself looking for something packaged and ready to eat. Usually that ends up being something unhealthy or full of calories. If I have fruit that is already sliced and ready to go, it’s nothing for me to reach in and grab it. The same is true for grabbing something when I am about to get in my car, or run out of the house. Make eating healthier an easier choice for you and your family.
3. Think plastic containers, not plastic bags.
One of the best things that I have ever done to help myself make better food choices is to spend some time once or twice a week, when I slice things up and put them into plastic containers so that they are stored in my refrigerator so I can open up the container and go. This does two things one I have things in serving sizes, and I can also save money on plastic bags, because I am using what I have instead of going out and buying something new.
4. Know what you have in your fridge.
There is nothing worse than buying a ton of fruits and vegetables and having them go bad because they are behind something else and you forget that they are in there. UGH!!
Have a plan, and an idea of what you bought and how you are going to use it. For instance, we are going to have spinach on Tuesday, corn on Wednesday, and strawberries to snack on after dinner.
5. Be creative, and do it before hand.
Think about ways to add vegetables to things that you normally wouldn’t like spaghetti sauce, salad dressing, soups, stews, etc. Whenever you can pile up on fruit and vegetables do it. You want to eat as many of them as you can, you also want to make sure you don’t just buy them, you use them.
Give these tips a try and see what happens….and if you have some tips of your own please share below in the comment section I would love to hear more about what has worked for you.