Are you feeling a surge in activities since returning to school and work this fall? Raise your hand if you can relate!
Using "busy" as an excuse for eating on the run or making unhealthy choices can be tempting, but it doesn't have to be the case.
I want to share some tips to ensure that you and your loved ones can enjoy the goodness of fruits and vegetables, regardless of your busy schedule.
Wash & Chop in Advance
Set aside a brief period on Sunday or each evening to wash and dice vegetables such as peppers, carrots, and celery. Store them in the refrigerator for easy access. This way, snacking on these nutritious options becomes just as effortless as reaching for a treat in the pantry!
Set Fruit Front & Center
Display a bowl of easily accessible fruits like apples, oranges, and bananas on the counter where it catches everyone's attention. This way, both you and the kids can effortlessly grab a healthy snack as you pass by.
Carry a Cooler Bag
Always have a small lunch box or cooler bag prepared, allowing you to effortlessly pack some diced fruits and vegetables for your errands, carpools, or park outings. This tip is applicable whether you're on your own or with your kids!
Frequently dining out for lunch often results in consuming fewer fruits and vegetables. One of the most reliable methods to increase your intake of produce during the midday is by packing your own lunch. Not only will this choice save you time and money, but it will also contribute to a healthier and more balanced diet.
The process of habit formation is influenced not only by your brain activity but also by the environmental cues surrounding you. The key lies in recognizing how these cues shape your behaviors and routines.
These ideas ☝️are effective because they harness the influence of your surroundings, making it equally convenient to consume fruits and vegetables as it is to indulge in packaged or processed food.
Which of these tips will you try during the bustling Fall season?