Monday, September 16, 2013

Make real food, convenient food!

Why did we start turning to processed and fast food?  Cost and convenience.
But, when you really look at how much you spend on cookies, cereal, candies, protein bars, sodas and fast food meals, and look at how low in nutrients this "food" is, we can SAVE money by eating real, whole foods. 

The question I get the most is how do you make real food convenient? We don't have fresh fruit vending machines or fruit or salad stands on our way to work or school. 

There are several ways to make real food convenient!  I like using these insulated bags.  They come in all sizes.  When I need to take our meals on the boat I used a much larger tote.  Keep them cold with ice.  Just take an old water bottle and fill it 3/4 full with water and then stick it in the freezer.  You can reuse this bottle several times. 
Now load up with some fresh fruit, yogurt and/or hummus.  You can also pack a meal or a salad in a container to take with you. 

Here is a list of some of the things you can pack to eat during the day.
Dried:  nuts, dried fruit, tea bags (to add to water for hot or cold tea), honey or agave, dark chocolate
Fresh:  piece of fruit, almond and/or peanut butter, hummus, salsa, yogurt, carrot & celery sticks, broccoli & cauliflower pieces, sliced zucchini, squash or cucumber, whole food smoothies and juiced veggies and fruit
Meals:  leftovers, salads

Drink a little over 32oz of water (1 liter) for every 50 lbs of body weight, and eat delicious real food to increase your energy and improve your health!

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