Registered Dietitian

Question: I’m so busy during the fall! And if I’m not busy, I’m ready to just sit on the couch and relax! How can I still eat healthy?

Answer: Fast food, convenient store snacks and concession stand splurges can add up with unhealthy fat, calories, and sodium. Here are a few helpful hints to help boost your energy, create healthy habits and discover good nutrition even with the busiest of schedules.

• Use a crock pot! Perfect for soups and roasts! Just add a low sodium base, veggies, lean meat and spices.

• Cook once, eat twice! Use leftovers in salads and sandwiches.

• Be unconventional! Make omelets for supper. Have rice for breakfast with canned beans and a little shredded cheese.

• Choose fresh, frozen or canned veggies –- all are equally nutritious!

• Blend and go! Throw together a smoothie with Greek yogurt, flax or chai seeds, leafy greens with some ice and a little water.

• Stash a small bag full of healthy snacks such as homemade granola bars, almonds and dried fruit in your car.

• The ultimate go-to: a rotisserie chicken! Add whole grains and veggies for a complete nutritious meal.

These are few tips and strategies that can help you create your own “fast food” and keep you on a path to creating healthy habits!

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