Do you struggle to find the time and energy to cook after a busy weekday at work?
Feeling exhausted and worn out after a day filled with meetings, changes in the schedule, unexpected calls and so on, makes a few of us want to spend hours in the kitchen, when we get back home.
You’re surely not alone!
Just follow these easy steps for a better nutrition and healthy eating! Make your week nights more enjoyable!
5 Easy healthy eating ideas
1. Weekly meal prepping
Meal prepping is the key. Use either a couple of hours on your Sunday night or on Monday. Cooking whole meals and healthy food dishes like soups or stews or curries in bulk and freezing for later does make a difference.
2. Have actual food in the house
This is perhaps the most important one. If you don’t have food at home, it doesn’t matter how much you like to cook or what a great cook you are. Hence, make grocery shopping a priority. Fill up your kitchen with fresh produce and necessities’ for the rest of the week twice a week.
3. Bulk cooking
Cook food that you can prepare and store a few days in your fridge. Such as lentils, chickpeas, beans, brown rice, millet, quinoa, kamut, bulgur, whole wheat pasta. Make a hummus, some veggie patties, or simply some rice with spices of your choice.
Or boil some extra eggs, which you simply can add to a salad, or can grab as a handy snack on the go. Additionally, oven-baked veggies that you can make a soup out of, or which can add to make your salad more filling. For the convenience, instead of cooking your protein source in the evening, cook some fish, tofu, , chicken, turkey and similar in bulk.
4. Keep it simple
No time or reason for fancy recipes, or your mother’s amazingly tasty lasagna. Having some quick, easy recipes is vital. Simply, make a base of veggies, such as spinach, sprouts ans tomatoes, add some of the beans, salmon or chicken, (which you already have prepared) together with some rice for example. Already knowing that making your dinner will take you 10 minutes to prepare, you are more likely to skip the Chinese take-out and the burger on your way back home.
5. Ask a nutritionist
Simplify your busy weekdays with the coaches, such as nutritionist and dietitians. Get your own BeYou meal plan and sort out all your confusions and concerns. Sign up and receive your own personalized meal plan. Easy to follow along with a nutritionist to talk to.
Prepare yourself and the rest of your family for the week by looking at all necessary recipes and ingredients, you’ll need to eat healthy delicious food.
Truth is that eating a balanced diet is the number 1 way I have become more confident, happy and productive during workdays. By making a few changes, you can discover the benefits of feeling more energized, motivated and happier.
The best of all is that after a long day at work, it only takes a few minutes to put together a balanced, healthy meal. Good luck and let us know if you have any additional tips to make your healthy meals during your busy weeknights!