Planning is the key to success with clean & healthy eating
You do not want to be caught off guard or left with no healthy choices. As a busy single Dad of three, I know things can get crazy. I have even used my hectic schedule as an excuse. Some days I am teaching all day and do not get many chances fro breaks. Some days I am out of the house ALL DAY and if I do not bring my food with me, I would be left with very poor choices (and broke from eating out all the time LOL)
I recently read this article below and the video that really helped with how to plan. I have a bag that has ice packs as part of the sides and I keep it in the freezer. I ad a thin ice pack to it and it keeps my food cold ALL DAY!
The info below was from an article I read a little while back featuring Autumn Calabrese (from 21 Day Fix, Hammer & Chisel and The new Country Heat program) She is a master at making nutrition planning simple and easy for everyone:
We’ve all had days when we feel like we can’t even find a moment to catch our breath, let alone squeeze in a workout or sit down for a meal. We bounce from appointments to meetings to errands with almost every minute scheduled down to the wire. Sure, those days can be exhilarating, but if you leave your house one minute late in the morning, your whole day is thrown off – and your kids really don’t want to be picked up late from school (again).
On days like those, making time for meal prep might be the very last thing on your mind. In fact, it might not appear on your to-do list at all. Who has time to worry about eating healthfully when you can barely find time to eat at all?
If you can spare just 5 minutes, you have all the time you need to put together a nutritious, power-packed meal. Don’t believe us? Then take it from Autumn Calabrese. The creator of 21 Day Fix and The Master’s Hammer and Chisel is no stranger to an overloaded schedule. Between meetings at Beachbody HQ, on-camera workouts, and catching her son’s after-school activities, Autumn’s day is a sprint from start to finish. And to keep herself on top of her game, she has mastered the art of super-fast, super-healthy meal prep. If she can do it, so can you!
Check out the video Link below to see how Autumn prepares healthy food for a busy day in just 5 minutes!