Tips for eat­ing well when pressed for time

The Bay Chronicle - - YOUR HEALTH - Q: Do you have any tips for eat­ing well through­out the work week? My work sched­ule makes it dif­fi­cult to have the time to pre­pare healthy meals. – James A: Dr Libby is a nu­tri­tional bio­chemist, best-sell­ing au­thor and speaker. The ad­vice con­tained in th

It is un­de­ni­able that we have more on our plates than ever be­fore and while I ap­pre­ci­ate that many of us are jug­gling nu­mer­ous tasks and roles daily, there is noth­ing on this Earth that can re­place a highly nu­tri­tious way of eat­ing. It’s so im­por­tant that we take re­spon­si­bil­ity for our nour­ish­ment and pri­ori­tise our own health and well­be­ing – it af­fects how we show up each and ev­ery day. With that said, I com­pletely un­der­stand that most peo­ple these days sim­ply don’t have the time or the en­ergy to spend hours in the kitchen ev­ery day. Nu­tri­tious food doesn’t have to be com­pli­cated, but a lit­tle plan­ning can go a long way in help­ing to make nour­ish­ing choices eas­ier through­out the week. Here are some tips: for one meal, cook a larger amount so that you’ll have leftovers for lunch the next day. If you’re freez­ing it, pack each serve/meal into a sep­a­rate con­tainer so that you can eas­ily de­frost one meal at a time. Email your questions for Dr Libby to ask.dr­libby@fair­fax­me­ Please note, only a se­lec­tion of questions can be an­swered.

way to pre­pare a nu­tri­tious meal – it just takes a lit­tle prepa­ra­tion work in the morn­ing or the night be­fore, and you have a meal wait­ing for you af­ter a long day at work. You can freeze leftovers, too.

Pre­par­ing nu­tri­tious real food may take more time, but it is time we have to al­low for in our day.

A slow cooker can be a great way to pre­pare a nu­tri­tious meal.

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