How to Eat Healthy When You’re Short on Time

Eating healthy wasn’t always easy for me. And it wasn’t because I thought healthy food tasted bland. In fact, some of the tastiest meals I ever had consisted of vegetables and whole grains. However, the part that made it so difficult to eat healthy was how long it took me to prepare healthy meals. There were days when I’d come home but had to wait hours for dinner to be ready. But all that changed when I stumbled upon the 5 pre-prepped foods below.

1. Hard-Boiled Eggs

Don’t want to go through the hassle of cooking eggs? Keeping a few hard-boiled eggs on hand can help you save time in the kitchen. They’re great as a stand-alone snack or can be used to make an egg salad sandwich.

2. Pre-Cooked Rice

Some stores sell pre-cooked rice pouches that only need to be microwaved. Opt for wholegrain varieties that are low in sodium. Try serving fish or beans alongside your rice.

3. Canned Beans

Canned beans are valuable to have in the pantry. They’re rich in fiber and protein and require no cooking. Choose canned beans that are low in sodium, or you might consider rinsing your canned beans to reduce sodium intake. Use canned beans in chilis or soups.

4. Canned Salmon

Canned salmon is a convenient way to get more heart-healthy fats and protein into your diet. Make a salmon salad sandwich with pickled veggies, or use your salmon salad in rice bowls.

5. Frozen Mixed Vegetables

Here’s an easy meal idea: Head to the store and pick up a bag of frozen mixed vegetables. At home, heat up in the microwave, top with hard-boiled eggs or a salmon salad, and voila!

Healthy Cooking Made Simple

Whipping up a healthy meal doesn’t have to take hours! With the foods above, you can enjoy a balanced meal in minutes.

How do you plan to incorporate these foods into your diet? Let me know in the comments.

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