The clock is ticking. You have a morning meeting, your hair is wet, you haven’t walked the dog, and there are only 5 minutes left before you pass the point of on-time to late. You tell yourself, “I’ll just grab lunch out today.” After all, who has time to fix lunch anymore?
If you care about your health – and even your wallet in these economically challenged times – there are fast and healthy solutions and we break them down by exactly how fast they are.
Steps: Open refrigerator, Remove apple
Total time: 4 seconds
Steps: Open pantry, Remove container, Open container, Count out 14 almonds into new bag
Total time: 11 seconds
Steps: Open refrigerator, Remove bag, Open bag, Count out 10 carrots into new bag
Total time: 12 seconds
Time saving tip: take the entire bag to work and have them ready for the next few days!
Steps: Open freezer, Find and remove frozen vegetables, Open empty food storage container, Place approximately 1 cup of vegetables into a container, Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and a dash of salt or pepper
Total time: 22 seconds
Note: additional time required to heat in microwave at work: 1 minute
Yogurt and Fruit
Steps: Open refrigerator, Remove yogurt, Open empty food storage container, Spoon 1 cup of yogurt into a container, Open freezer, remove bag of frozen berries, Place about 1 cup of berries in the container
Total time: 36 seconds
Not what you were expecting? Well, keep in mind that grabbing even a few of these healthy snacks each day will help curb your appetite and keep you from overindulging in unhealthier foods. Healthy snacking also provides more nutritional value that what you can pick up on the go and will be a lot easier on the wallet.
So even if you don’t have time to fix a full meal, it’s definitely worth the few seconds to pull some healthy snacks together for the day ahead.