If you are sacrificing eating regular, healthy meals because of your busy lifestyle, thinking it will help you have the energy or fit in your favorite clothes then think again.
Sacrificing something as important as food which is needed to nourish your body for the sake of a busy lifestyle is not chic.
Aging well is at the top of your list, right?
When you take stock of your life and how you balance your time you soon realize that eating healthy is absolutely possible even with a busy lifestyle.
In fact, once you get the hang of it, it can be quite simple to get in and out of the grocery store!
Besides if you want to experience a chic quick picnic getaway you need amazing food on hand and your favorite bottle of Brut or Prosecco.
Are you ready to enjoy your next shopping trip?
In this article, I’m going to share some of my tried-and-true tips on how to eat healthy without sacrificing time and not allowing yourself to suffer the stress from shopping.
Take these tips and make them habits in your life, and you’ll soon find you can successfully have a healthier kitchen without sacrificing a large chunk of your time.
The best buys are located in the perimeter of the store
Think about it — all of the healthy items are on the outside perimeter of the store.
For the most part, the inside aisles are the pre-packaged, boxed foods that typically aren’t ideal for a healthy lifestyle.
There are certainly some items you’ll need from the inside aisles, but the majority of the cart can be filled with items from the perimeter.
So always start by shopping the perimeter of the store before you dive into the inside aisles.
This is the easiest way to navigate any grocery store regardless of where you live in the world.
Why you shouldn’t buy pre-cut vegetable.
Yes, it takes sacrificing extra time, but buying pre-chopped onions or cut up fruit loses its potency than buying it fresh and cutting it yourself.
Experiment with different markets small and large
Wholesale stores such as Costco or Sam’s Club may be most beneficial to shop at for some healthy items, but probably not your entire grocery list.
Not to mention, unless you have a big family it’s just not worth it.
Scope out where you can get your staple items weekly. Do you love buying your veggies from places like the Farmers Market or Trader Joes?
Can you get your grains and beans for the month in the bulk aisle at Whole Foods?
Check out your grocery store pamphlet to see what is the best protein of the day; you may be able to score a special pricing. Look to see what you need on a weekly basis.
City living with a peaceful getaway, how does your garden grow?
If you have a garden or live in the city and is fortunate enough to have a deck try growing whatever you can at home. You will be surprised at how fast you can go through store cut herbs.
The shelf life is usually a few days, however, if you put a dry paper towel in the packaging it will last beyond 1 week.
Are there some items you frequently eat that you can grow in your backyard, deck or your balcony? I call that city living at it’s finest.
There are a tremendous amount of foods that you can easily grow at home, many of them you can even grow from scraps. Free is always a nice perk when you can save sometimes, right!?
And when you grow it yourself, you know your food isn’t laden with harmful chemicals. So, what can you look into growing yourself?
Buy in season when it’s fresh and support local farmers
Click for Your -> Seasonal vegetables and fruits which tend to be are far less costly, more nutritious and easier to find.
Fruit can be real savings at most conventional grocery stores so check online if you would like to get berries half off or where you can stock up on fruit for the week.
Always check out what’s in the season since the quality of produce can change, you’re not sacrificing taste here.
Making the bulk of your produce play a dominant role on your plate can keep your weight down for the long haul so you can maintain your youthful look.
Greens, carrots, apples, bananas, and celery are among most simple foods to eat if time is not on your side.
Balance those out with some fibrous broccolini, Brussels sprouts or berries, and you’re well on your way to eating healthy on a busy lifestyle.
I am waiting for nice long sunny days.
Where the sun kisses my skin non-stop. And lovely morning teas with my favorite guy on the deck, dinner parties with friends, boutique hopping and taste of delicious food from different neighborhoods. City living!
What do you love about summer living?
Milan Perry, HHP, MH provides Healthy Lifestyle Coaching in a holistic way for Classy Women 50-60 years of age from a naturopathic way. She is Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Certified in Herbalism and is a Culinary graduate.
Also a personal chef, busy wife and feels that the “joie de vivre” is wine + anti-aging (not in that order). She coaches women that have tried the fad diets of quick weight loss of 20 pounds without success. Moving past that, now you are at a point in your life where you feel more in touch with your need of well-being. Now you’re ready to learn how to feel completely dropped in your feminine power.
It takes enlightenment to take care of self on the highest level possible. Mindset + Motivation is one of the most critical steps to get to your desired weight.
…Stay BEAUTIFUL AND HEALTHY,