Saturday, July 21, 2012

Getting the right Nutrients

Fast Food
Fast Food (Photo credit: SteFou!)
Eating healthy can be a tough challenge for all of us, especially when other things get in the way. Work can be stressful, kids always need attention and care, and keeping up with a social life is a big challenge. It's not surprise why fast food has been so successful. It's not that it tastes better and is enjoyable. It gets the job done in as little time and for as little price as possible. That's why learning a few recipes that are easy to cook and take up little time are often the best way to stay healthy with a demanding lifestyle. Here are a few ideas to get you going.

Frozen dinners can be quite unhealthy, but not all of them are like that. Pick out one that works well and is healthy, and you have yourself an emergency dinner to use at any time.

Crock pots are my best friend. They make amazing meals, and the work required is assembling all the ingredients together. A great tool if you're having friends over and want to impress them. If you don't want to buy a crock pot, you can usually put a stew or something like it on verrryyy low heat with a lid on. Make sure to check on it periodically so it doesn't run out of moisture, heat up and start a fire.

Plan out in advance for the week. Know what you will be eating two days from now, so you don't have to ask yourself what's for dinner. Odds are, you will just get out the local delivery menu and have an unhealthy meal.