When my husband is home in the evenings, I make my family a fairly healthy supper. However, I don't prepare meals for myself during the day. First of all, it would likely take me hours to make a dish from scratch with all the interruptions from my sons. Also, my routine is based around their routines, so I don't eat at a set time in the morning or afternoon.
Although I ate fast food most days when I was pregnant this year (Did I mention that I put on 65 lbs.?), healthy eating is important to me.
Eating the same things for breakfast and lunch keeps me from having to think about what to eat and from having to plan ahead. Shopping is much easier also, since I always stock up on the same things: fresh or frozen fruits, almond milk, and Green Giant Healthy Colors Steamers.
|My favorite variety of Healthy Colors, Valley Blend.|
In the late afternoon, I have an almond milk soy protein shake, full of calcium. You can find one of my recipes here.
When my husband gets home, I make a quick dinner for my husband, my son, and myself. Most nights I have a frozen fruit bar and a Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich.
I'm still trying to lose weight, however, I know I need to eat well for my baby, too. I lost 30 lbs. with the birth of the baby and have taken 15 lbs. off eating this way since we came home from the hospital. I'm glad I have found a way to eat convenient food that is good for me, too!
How do you eat well when you don't have time to prepare food?