It’s easy to stray off the healthy eating path. When you don’t plan your meals, you’re more likely to go to a fast food drive-through or microwave a chicken pot pie.
If your schedule makes it hard to find time for food shopping or cooking, try creating a weekly menu of healthy recipes you can select from. This menu should include food that’s simple and quick to prepare; has healthy protein choices, such as lean meats or poultry; uses whole grain and vegetable ingredients; and stays yummy as leftovers. Shop in bulk and, for perishable items, pick frozen or canned options with no salt added. Then, when it’s time to whip up a meal, you’ll have everything you need.