Healthy Eating without Cooking
Monday, March 25, 2013
I've finally figured out how to eat healthy at home without having to cook too much. Generally, I enjoy cooking, but most of the time, I'm too busy or just not in the mood. Plus, a bunch of my favorite foods don't require cooking. Here are my favorites:
- Fruit. I figured out that berries have less carbs than bananas or apples, so I've been eating lots of berries. I like to stir them into oatmeal or Greek yogurt.
- Greek yogurt. I get it plain, then add my own fruit.
- Veggies. I love carrots; I can eat them by the bag, raw. Same goes for snap peas. Raw spinach leaves make a great salad or topping for a sandwich.
- Sandwiches. I compared dozens of breads, and I found that rye bread seems to have the lowest number of carbs so far, so that's what I've been eating. It has a stronger taste than regular bread, so I even enjoy it more.
- Sugar free jam or jelly in combination with Simply Jif peanut butter (less sugar than regular). Or, Elvis' favorite: peanut butter and sliced bananas on the sandwich.
- Lean ham or turkey - I always check for carbs on the label. Meat is carb free, but a lot of times the processing adds sugar.
- Nuts. I like to switch up on the kinds of nuts I eat. Walnuts are expensive, but the best choice because they have Omega 3 oils. I finally figured out that I can save a lot of money if I buy a bag in the baking aisle instead of the snack aisle. I also like to buy nuts in the shell, unsalted; it takes a while to shell them, so that keeps me busy, and I end up eating less.
If I feel like cooking, I will, but a lot of days, I just have quick and ready healthy foods.