I just returned home from a convention in Las Vegas that included Tony Robbins, Sir Richard Branson so as you can imagine I wasn't going to miss a thing, so I dug in and spent 8a.m until 12:00 at midnight most days for 4 days in a conference room full of 20,000 people! (Talk about long women's restroom lines!) I had zero extra time, literally with only a two hour break for the day...There was zero time, so I wanted to share with you ladies how I ate healthy when I was crazy busy.
We aren’t going to let “being busy” stop us from feeling great, right?!
So here are some tips for ya on what you can eat to stay healthy even when you are busy!
So fast, just pour some coconut water, rice milk or hemp milk into the blender, then throw in your fruits AND some veggies (spinach, cucumber, romaine lettuce, just to name a few).
Add some protein if you like (hemp seed or chia seed, or maybe a scoop of hemp protein powder) and some healthy fats (avocado, coconut milk. or the proteins I mentioned before which also have you covered on the healthy-fat front!).
For extra flavor, add some vanilla extract or dash of cinnamon.
Easy to take with you on the way to drop off kids or into work.
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 green juice place) or you could find a place that prepares healthy food to go. I stopped by Whole Foods Groceries in Las Vegas when I first got into town and picked up a couple dishes to tide me over for a few days. Look for places that have organic and locally-sourced produce, organic chicken, and free-range grass-fed beef and bison. Their portions will keep you on track but you can also get a medium or large size meal if you want to have extra leftovers. I also order room service and split the meal when traveling.
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 add up. Don’t let yourself fall back 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 are really busy or traveling?
Looking for some added help in eating healthy during the holidays? I am running a free 5 Day Clean Eats Challenge and I have prizes!! Join us over on Facebook and participate...it is free and we already have 75 women in the group!! Lets get and stay healthy through the holidays! http://bit.ly/2gGbTYw