I wanted to share some tips with you for when you are really busy but still want to eat healthy, because it makes you feel GREAT to keep eating healthy, right?! And we aren’t going to let “being busy” stop us from feeling great, right?!

Well, I have some tips for you on what you can eat to stay healthy when you are busy!

Smoothies.

So fast, just pour some coconut water, almond milk or coconut milk into the blender, then throw in your fruits (I use organic fresh frozen) AND some veggies (spinach, cucumber, kale, romaine lettuce, just to name a few).

Add some protein and healthy fats e.g. hemp/flax/chia seeds, a nut butter, a scoop of clean protein powder, avocado, etc. For extra flavor, add some vanilla extract, some fresh grated ginger, a dash of cinnamon and/or stevia or raw honey to taste. Blend and go!

Salads.

Chop up a bunch of lettuce – romaine or red leaf – and add some spinach. Pile on some other veggies – tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, radishes, sliced beets, bell peppers, onions…whatever you like.

Add some protein. Choose pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, cooked organic chicken breast, kidney beans, sprouts, a hard-boiled egg, or salmon or tuna.

Make a quick dressing with stone-ground mustard, olive oil, and a couple sprays of Bragg’s Amino Acids (or just a bit of sea salt if you don’t have Bragg’s or can’t find it). Toss it all together and eat.

If you chop the veggies in bulk you can make a couple salads at a time, don’t add the dressing to them yet, and they usually last a couple days.

Know where you can get healthy take-out.

This could be from a nearby restaurant (I love my local Vietnamese restaurant and it’s really close and inexpensive) or you could find a place that prepares healthy food to go and pick up a couple dishes to tide you over for a few days. I have a place local to me that has organic and locally-sourced produce, organic chicken, and free-range grass-fed beef and bison and a lot of prepared food to grab and go. No, it’s not quite as cheap as buying and preparing it yourself, but if you are a busy person (OR you just don’t enjoy cooking) and would just spend the money on junky fast food or pizza delivery, then it’s a much better value.

It’s always the small habits that odd up. Don’t let yourself fall bock into old habits that cause you to not feel so great!  I’d love to hear from you, too:  what do you like to eat when you ore really busy?