Diabetes means there’s lots of talk about eating healthy. With the new year comes new resolutions and promises to eat healthy – with many give up after after the first weeks because eating healthy is perceived as time consuming – and it can be.
But it doesn’t have to be!
Three sure fire healthy short cuts to eating healthy in the new year
1. Food Prep
Prepping food isn’t difficult and it doesn’t take as much time as you think. Once a week I go grocery shopping – and when I get home, I put my groceries away except for the veggies. I wash and dry carrots, sweet peppers, baby celery, and lettuce, then chop and store in containers. It takes 20 minutes and I have several days worth of veggies already washed, prepped, and ready to be added to salads and stir-fry’s.
Sidebar: When I get home from grocery shopping I’m tired – and I don’t have the time (OK, I don’t feel like cooking) a big healthy meal and food prep for the week. I choose to take the time to prep my veggies and prep some snacks for the week, but I also make sure I eat a healthy dinner – just not a complicated one. Usually eggs with sautéed veggies and a leftover baked sweet potato topped with salsa. Satisfying, blood sugar friendly, and from the pan to my plate in under 10 minutes.
For more fun and healthy food prep ideas, click HERE.
2. Double UP
Doubling up when it comes to making food means tasty leftovers and less time in the kitchen and works well with when it comes to hard boiled eggs(great for snacks) side dishes like baked sweet potatoes and veggie stir-fries, and lean proteins like chicken and steak.
3. Soup and Stews:
Another food that equals multiple healthy meals by design is soup. Personally I love to make soup, I love it eat soup, and I’m always adding new and healthy recipes.
Speaking of – check out these delicious and healthy soup options!
Every Sunday I make a big pot of soup or a stew and make for quick (and portable) meals throughout the week – and most are freezer friendly to have at a later date.