Jennifer Caryn Brand Nutrition

Jennifer Brand, MPH, MS, CNS Clinical Nutritionist

Time Saving Tips For Staying on Track With Your New Diet Plan

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One of the biggest challenges to making changes to your diet and sticking to your new plan is the time it takes to prepare good-for-you meals and healthy snacks.

 

Here are some tips to help you save time and stay on track!

 

  • Chop vegetables ahead of time, place in containers or bags so you can grab them on the go as snacks, or throw together a quick salad
    • Have a favorite vinegar on hand (balsamic, rice vinegar, red wine vinegar, fresh lemon or lime) and healthy oil (extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil) to make a quick dressing for salads
    • Add vegetables and the dressing to a container (even a large zip lock bag), shake to mix, and eat
      • Great for a quick on the go salad, and you can take it to work for lunch or a snack
      • Add hardboiled egg, chicken, nuts, or any other protein of choice to make it a meal
  • Invest in a crock-pot or instant-pot
    • Recipes are available everywhere, throw in your ingredients before you leave for work in the morning, turn on the machine, and when you arrive home, you’ll have a hot, home cooked meal waiting for you
    • Leftovers can be taken to work with you the next day for lunch
  • Shop online for groceries, there are a variety of options for this nowadays
  • Cook in large batches, divide food into smaller containers or freezer bags, and freeze to enjoy throughout the week, or to take with you to work
  • Cook with friends, and take turns making meals together to increase the fun factor and turn the work of cooking into a fun and social activity
  • Purchase pre-made meals, Blue Apron and Freshly are examples of companies that deliver fresh ingredients to your door on a weekly basis, and you can search for more such companies in your area online**
    • Many deliver precooked meals, and also cater to special dietary needs

 

Need more assistance or have questions? Contact me today!

 

*Adapted from the Bioindividual Nutrition Institute

**This is not an endorsement for any particular company, these are simply examples of companies that provide meal services