Everyday Inspirations


~ food ~


Oh, my darling readers. Every post from me this week has been focused on The Move. The Move... can't get it off my mind. There are a zillion and one things to focus on and most things happen the exact opposite way I want. Isn't that life, though?

Big transitions mess with your sleep, your schedule, and your nutrition. The kitchen is a mess, you're working late -- the easiest thing to do is grab something fast and easy. Unfortunately those meals are not good options. In the long run, they actually hurt you more than they help you. That said, here are a few of my tips for eating healthy while your life is going crazy.
  • Make fresh food your best friend. You know what I love about fruits and veggies? They are low key. Yeah, it takes a lot of effort to prepare, say, an artichoke, but apples, bananas, tomatoes, carrots, grapes... those are simple. Give a piece of fruit a rinse and you're ready to go. Plus, you can have fun with fruits and vegetables (slather peanut butter on a crisp celery stick or cut up and salt a juicy tomato). Eating fresh without turning on an oven or even pulling out a plate? Sign me up.
  • Stock up on healthy snacks. Ignore the fried chips and reach for whole wheat crackers or trail mix when you need a little something extra.
  • Drink water. If you're like me, chaos makes you want to reach for junk food. I'm the queen of mistaking thirst for hunger or snack food cravings. I usually grab a glass of water when I feel that way. Nine times out of ten it does the trick.
  • If you must order out, order smart. I loooove a big ol' unhealthy pizza or burger for dinner when I've been working all day, but it is NOT something I want to be eating every night during a move (my wallet agrees). Take time to learn what healthy options are available near you. For example, if you're eating Chinese, go for a lo mein loaded with veggies instead of the deep fried, sauce-slathered chicken dish.

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