Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Healthy on the Run!

Well, as promised, I'm going to focus today on ways you can make more homemade stuff with a busy schedule to work with.

1) Cut up your produce in the weekend. So it's Sunday night, and you're sitting with your family, husband, kids, etc., and you have a bunch of fresh farmer's market food waiting for you in the fridge. Only problem - you don't know when you'll have the time to chop up that kale for that kale salad or those kale quesadillas.... prepare them now.
2) Plan your menu... in the weekend. People, the weekend is a time to rest and plan. This step connects very much with step #1 - if you plan your menu, you will know which veggies and fruits you need to cut up, which flours you need to make, etc.
3) The blender and food processors are your best friends. No joke. They have the ability to cut your time in the kitchen in half. If you look at any of my recipes, most will tell you to chop stuff - I love to chop onions, tomatoes, nuts, etc. in my mini food processor (It dices everything for you in record time!). And sometimes, I'll even use my blender to make 5-minute raw vegan brownies that are healthy and to die for.
4) Make your snacks in the weekend. You're probably tired of hearing that word: "weekend". But for real, make snacks for you and your family in the weekend, because it'll pay off when you're in a hurry to go to work and you have a snack baggie filled with healthy delicious goodies you can eat on the go.
5) Make extra juice. If you're into juicing (no, not fruits. I'm talking veggies.), make your juice at a time you're not busy - it's only going to take 15-20 minutes of your time, maybe less. When you make it, make enough for that day and for the next couple days. Juicing is a great way to get your daily nutrition from veggies like kale, celery, spinach, carrots, etc. Here's an example of an awesome juice: 4 leaves of kale, 2 carrots, 2 celery sticks, 2 green apples (core and skin removed).

Ok, that's all I got for now. I encourage you to try these tips out.

Oh, and don't be afraid to share your healthy food with your family, friends, and coworkers. They'll thank you later. ;)

Much love,

~ Natalyn

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