How to eat healthy with busy schedules?


Frequently we hear the challenges involved with eating healthy, nutritious meals when you’re working late, too tired and seeking quick and convenient meals. So how can you overcome some of these barriers?

  1. Set aside some time each week to cook some meals in bulk and keep them in the freezer, such as: stir-fries, soup or pasta. 
  2. Keeping healthy snacks on hand when you’re on the go i.e. roasted fava beans, nuts or seeds, pears/apples, air popped popcorn, vita wheat crackers with peanut butter. 
  3. Choosing frozen or steamed vegetable bags or cooking roasted vegetables in bulk, such as: carrot, sweet potato, beetroot, pumpkin can reduce preparation time. 
  4. Adding nutritious protein foods. For example, roast chicken (skin removed), tinned fish, hard boiled eggs, legumes or lentils to accompany your meal. 
  5. Keep bread and wraps in the freezer, which can be easily combined with a protein source from above, pre-packed salad bags and a sprinkle of shredded cheese.  

If you’re still unsure and need further advice or tips, the dietitians at Hardy Nutrition can help guide you to making healthy and nutritious choices when faced with a busy lifestyle. You can contact them on 9494 3790 or make a booking online