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Some people go by the myth, for one to have good nutrition, this must consume a considerable amount of effort and valuable time…  Sound familiar?

I find by taking some small mindful steps, you actually can achieve results which is of benefit to your health!

Having worked in a fast paced world for 15 years, I know how important it is to eat right to meet your everyday needs and to find foods which are really giving value to you, bringing you mental clarity to help perform your best and beyond!

Here are some helpful tips so you are always prepared

1.   When cooking a grain i.e brown rice, couscous, bulgur or quinoa, make sure you cook enough for 2-3 servings.   Grains often keep for up to 3 – 4 days in the fridge in an air tight container and when needed you can throw a serving size to bulk up your salad, add with vegetables or even have as a dessert.  Grains at breakfast are also delicious mixed with fruit and almond milk!  If you have a family to cook for, nothing like yummy leftovers for the kids or make use of in their lunches.

2.  The same applies with vegetables.  Pack in a good amount to your steamer or cooker.  Once they are nearly done (1-2 minutes) remove what you will not use for that given meal, and pour cold water over them to stop the cooking process, so they are ready for your use the next meal.  You can combine these with the grain which is also ready and waiting.

3.   I’m all about improvisation and tuning in with what I feel like to eat at that moment.  What does my body need right now?  Having some options available to you from your bulk cooking mentioned above, you can throw in a fresh vegetable, herb or spice to meet your taste and “desires” at that time.  Believe me, this is actually quicker than cooking a meal from scratch.

Happy munching!