Healthy Fast Foods

Good morning! Dr. Glen here with another Monday Morning Motivation. Today, I want to share a story about a conversation I had in my office a few weeks ago. A lady came in, frustrated with her husband’s poor food choices. In her words, he was “too lazy to eat well.” This statement got me thinking about how much energy and planning it takes to eat healthily these days, especially when everything is designed for quick and easy meals that are typically not the healthiest.

So, today, I want to save you some time and energy by sharing my top four items that you should always have in your pantry or fridge. These will ensure you can make good, quick, healthy choices instead of resorting to chips, dips, and bars that we unfortunately often opt for.

The Veggie Platter

Firstly, a veggie platter. I’ve mentioned before how handy it is to have a Tupperware box in your fridge with pre-peeled, chopped fruits and vegetables. When you or your kids are searching through the fridge for something quick and easy, it will be just as simple to grab the fruits and veggies as it would be to grab chips and crackers.

Raw Nuts

Secondly, raw nuts. Sometimes, when you’re really hungry, you’re more likely to make poor food choices. Having raw cashews, almonds, or walnuts readily available can satisfy that hunger feeling, providing a high-calorie but healthy option.

Avocados, Hummus, and Nut Butters

Lastly, avocados, hummus, and nut butters. When you’re craving fatty, greasy foods, these can be great substitutes. Avocados are easy to peel and pit, and quickly whipped into a guacamole without needing to add anything else. Hummus and nut butters are also good options for that satisfying feeling, and they’re easy to have ready-to-go in your fridge.

Remember, it doesn’t have to be hard or time-consuming to eat healthily. With a little bit of planning and the right foods at hand, you can make healthy choices quickly and easily. If you have any questions or need further guidance, feel free to drop me an email.

Have a wonderful week, and remember to make those healthy choices!