Stop Skipping Meals 🛑

Stop Skipping Meals 🛑

Keeping Your A-Game Strong: Easy Meal Solutions for Busy Mums.

Busy Mum's Guide to Healthy Eating: Nourish Yourself Amidst the Chaos

Feeling like there aren't enough hours in the day to sit down and enjoy a proper meal? Struggling to find time for healthy eating? You're not alone. In fact, 35% of mums admit to skipping meals due to lack of time, while one in five resort to eating their children’s leftovers. Between juggling work, kids, and household chores, it's easy to let nutrition fall by the wayside. Unfortunately, skipping meals takes a major toll on your mental health, making it even harder to manage the house and the family.

But fear not! We've got your back. In this blog, we're sharing some easy solutions so that you don’t neglect your meals or your health. Because let’s face it, without you… everything would fall apart. So, you’ve got to find a way to keep your A-game strong.

Prep Ahead - Plan, Plan, Plan

Spend a bit of time on the weekend prepping some quick and healthy meals or snacks that you can grab on busy weekdays. Chop up some veggies, cook a big batch of grains or proteins, and portion them out for easy assembly during the week. Having a plan in place will save you time and stress when it comes to mealtime.

Batch Cooking – (If you have time 😊)

Spend a chunk of time on the weekend or a weekday cooking up some staple ingredients that can be used throughout the week. Think big batches of grains, roasted veggies, and grilled chicken. Having these prepped and ready to go will make throwing together a meal a breeze.

Keep Healthy Snacks Handy

Stock up on nutritious snacks like nuts, seeds, fruit, yogurt, and whole grain crackers. Keep them in your purse, car, or desk drawer so you always have something healthy to munch on when hunger strikes.

Invest in Time-Saving Tools

Consider investing in time-saving kitchen gadgets like a slow cooker, instant pot, or air fryer, on-the-go portable blenders. These appliances can help you whip up healthy meals or snacks with minimal effort and hands-on time.

Protein Shakes

A quick and easy way to make a snack or meal in a hurry. Use a plastic shaker or an on-the-go portable blender. These devices are easy to throw in some fruit, milk or water along with some protein powder and shake or press the go button. Instant healthy meal or snack!

Make Use of Convenience Foods - Embrace Convenience

While fresh, whole foods are ideal, don't underestimate the convenience of frozen fruits and veggies, canned beans, and pre-cooked grains. They're just as nutritious and can save you precious time in the kitchen. These items can be used as building blocks for quick and nutritious meals.

Delegate and Get Creative:

Don't be afraid to delegate meal prep tasks to other family members or get creative with quick and easy meal ideas. For example, involve your kids in making simple sandwiches or wraps for lunch, or try breakfast for dinner when you're short on time.

Cook big!!

When you make a meal, make enough for two meals. Freeze this for the next time you need a quick meal.

Get Creative with Leftovers

Instead of seeing leftovers as a burden, view them as an opportunity to get creative. Turn last night's roasted veggies into a hearty salad or repurpose that leftover chicken into a delicious stir-fry. The possibilities are endless!

Remember, mama, you deserve to eat well and take care of yourself, too. By implementing these simple strategies, you can nourish your body and mind amidst the chaos of motherhood. So, here's to keeping your A-game strong, one delicious meal at a time!


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