While most of us love the concept of healthy living, putting it into practice is another matter altogether.
It isn’t that we don’t want to live healthily –it’s just that often, life and work tend to get in the way. All too often we’re rushed, running late, and eating healthy is the last thing on our minds. When this happens, we grab whatever’s on-hand, and out the door we run. For most of us, it’s the same story for dinner, or when hunger strikes –we reach for the closest thing that we can find, and usually, it’s not the most healthy option.
If you’re finding yourself with resolve to live healthily, but no time to do so, you’re not alone. The good news though is that healthy eating doesn’t have to be time-consuming. With a bit of prep, it can be as quick as reaching for a bag of chips –just a whole lot healthier.
Let’s take a look at three healthy living hacks that will help you to eat healthier –without any additional time or effort. Bon appetit!
Eat More Veggies
Sure, most of us have resolved at one point or another to “eat more veggies,” but plain old carrot sticks and frozen vegetables can get terribly dull after a while. Instead of trying to force your 5-a-day, find some delicious and easy recipes that will make it easier to get more in. Try to get a healthy smoothie in before work, or make salad jars with delicious and healthy veggies, protein, and healthy dressing for a tasty on-the-go treat that’s easy to grab. Finally, perfect your roasted vegetable recipe –try roasting them with olive oil, salt, garlic, parmesan, and lemon juice for a tasty treat.
Reset Your Habits Sanely
Think you have to go on a juice cleanse to notice a difference in your health? Think again! Try drinking plenty of water, eating clean, and working out for a week, and you’ll notice a tremendous difference in your health, energy levels, and stamina. Stock up on clean eating recipes before you start!
Stock Up On Healthy Snacks
Most of us need snacks to keep going at our best throughout the day. But unhealthy snacks will leave you feeling sluggish, tired, and worn out. Instead of noshing on candy bars, stockpile healthy snacks so you’ll have something tasty and healthy on-hand ready to grab when hunger strikes. Great healthy snacks include almonds, fruit and nut bars, hummus and veggies, cottage cheese, hard-boiled eggs, and Greek yogurt.
As you can see, these hacks aren’t time-consuming, and they’re not too difficult either. Establishing healthy habits doesn’t always involve a lifestyle revolution or making huge changes, in many cases, it’s the small, simple steps that lead to habits that stick, making for major and longer-lasting benefits.
What are your favorite healthy living hacks?