Maintaining a proper diet in the 21st century is quite difficult and it becomes even harder when you want all of your meals to be organic. With so many of us being busy with work, school, university, friends, and in general, life, it can be complicated to find time to eat the right type of food. Usually, when I do not have any free time, I just grab some fast food snacks and forget about eating for hours. Fortunately, I finally discovered that there is a way to eat an organic meal even when in a hurry.
However, I also understand that every person has a different type of schedule. All of these tips might not work for you, but it is still worth trying. Even the slightest change in your diet and habits could bring you a lot of benefits.
If you are having trouble maintaining your healthy diet throughout the week, you should probably use the tips in this article as a guide to ensure that you are getting your organic nutrients.
1. Meal Prep
Meal prep is both the best and most complicated solution to this problem I talked about above. By prepping your food beforehand, you will always have time to eat even during your busiest days. However, finding time to do the prepping can be complicated. Should you do it the day before, in the morning, at night, or right after you get back from work?
Well, I can’t give you a straight answer to this question because the answer should vary from person to person. You should see what works best for you and stick to that kind of schedule.
I know, it can be boring and frustrating having to cut, dice, and prepare fruits, nuts, and vegetables every three or four days, but that is still much better than eating junk food. It may seem like you are spending more time prepping than you would for cooking, but that is not true.
It has been proven that it is much more efficient to practice meal prepping.
2. Fruits and vegetables can be a snack
A lot of people avoid fresh and unprepared veggies as a meal because it is not enough to fill their stomachs and yes, that makes sense. However, if you are hungry and need a little bit of nutrition, you do not need a meal. Assuming that you are busy throughout the day, you can get yourself a few cut vegetables or fruits. This will be more than enough to keep you away from hunger until the next meal.
A banana or two, oranges, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, and a lot of other vegetables and fruits can be tasty as a snack. If you crave something sweet, a banana is always a great option. When craving something salty, a diced and salted cucumber is perfect.
Once you build the habit, you will have no problem having this kind of food as a snack throughout the day. Keep in mind, this food is not supposed to make you feel full. It is only supposed to keep you covered until your next meal.
3. Use apps and websites to get organic food
Another huge problem for many people is the fact that they do not have a lot of free time to go shopping. Usually, most of us prefer going grocery shopping once a week. However, most organic foods do not usually last more than a week. So, if you want something fresh, you will need to do your shopping daily.
Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem. As indicated by Cook’d up for home chefs, these days there are tons of applications and websites on the Internet that enable you to buy healthy and organic foods or meals made by home-chefs. So browse around…
Keep in mind, this is a much more affordable option than any regular restaurant that offers organic foods. You will also be getting a meal from someone that cooks with passion.
4. There is nothing wrong with simple meals
I have noticed that a lot of people that are trying to eat healthily always want to make some overly complicated breakfasts or dinners. That is simply impossible and unrealistic for everyone. Of course, investing more time into a meal will probably bring a more nutritional, healthier, and tastier result. But, there is no need to force yourself on such a task every day.
It is okay to cook or eat something that is simple. Find recipes that are quick to make and use them on a daily basis. Boiled potatoes, roasted chicken, all kinds of fruit and vegetable salads, chicken stir fry, enchiladas, or wraps. You basically have thousands of options.
Just make sure that you make enough experiments and see what works best for you. It is important to remember that there will probably a lot of recipes that you will hate or love. Taste test everything before you commit it as lunch for the day.
5. Leftovers are fine
When I was young I was always taught that I should avoid eating the same thing over and over again. People claimed that it was not a healthy habit, but as I got older I quickly found that it was not true. Of course, you should not always eat the same thing for multiple weeks, months, or years. You must have some variation with your food to ensure that you get all the needed nutrients, minerals, and vitamins.
However, there is no reason why you should quit your leftovers. Leftovers are perfectly fine and will help you save a lot of time throughout the day. Do not think about it too much and just eat what you had leftover from the day before.
If there are not enough leftovers, you could always cook a little bit of extra on the side and then combine it. This will provide you with all the organic nutrients you need.
I admit, finding time for organic meals every single day is very difficult, but as you can see, with these tips, it is possible and even easy.