Cooking healthy can be such a chore. You know what I mean? Well, some good news is about to be bestowed upon you. Herein lies 13 healthy eating tips for lazy people. Want to know what they are? You’ll have to keep reading my friend.
13 Healthy Eating Tips For Lazy People That Will Allow You To Eat Healthy
1) Become a grill master. Use your grill to cook.
Cooking food on the grill is healthier for you. Why? It allows the excess grease to drip off the meat, thus you’ll be eating a leaner, healthier option as opposed to frying meat in a pan.
2) Eat sweet potatoes, quinoa, and brown rice instead of white rice and white potatoes.
Eating complex carbohydrates like sweet potatoes, brown rice, and quinoa are better for you than the white options. Why? Complex carbohydrates give you sustained energy as they digest at a slower rate than their white counterparts. Also, they keep your blood sugar levels stable.
3) Use a crock pot. Also known as a slow cooker.
Seeing that cooking healthy does take a lot of time, then you need to get yourself a crock pot. A crock pot cooks your food slowly over the course of 6 to 8 hours. So, all you do is put all of your ingredients into the crock pot before you run out the door in the morning for work. When you come home your healthy meal will be ready to eat. No cooking required. What type of meals can you cook in a crock pot? Here are 40+ Easy Slow Cooker Recipes For Busy Nights.
4) Use non-stick pans when cooking
By using non-stick pans it decreases your need to use cooking oils – olive oil, vegetable oil, etc. Therefore you’re taking in less calories and eating healthier!
5) Roast instead of frying your dinner
Roasting your dinner cuts down on the calories you consume. How? When frying you’re usually frying in an oil or shortening of some kind. Which means you’ll eat more calories. This is exactly what you don’t want if you’re trying to eat healthy. So, opt for roasting instead.
6) Frozen vegetables are your friend
Even though fresh vegetables are the way to go, don’t sleep on their frozen counterparts. Frozen vegetables last much longer than fresh vegetables, and ensure that you’re still getting those valuable nutrients needed for optimal health. Additionally, you’re assured that you’ll never run out as you can buy frozen vegetables in large quantities.
7) Use spices – lots of them
Eating healthy does not mean that your food is not supposed to taste good. So, to maximize the flavor of our healthier options use spices. And lots of them. Heck experiment with different combinations on different foods. The right amount of spice can make anything taste good.
8) Invest in quality freezer bags and Tupperware
With quality freezer bags and Tupperware you can cook your food in advance so, you don’t have to cook as often. The better the quality of the bag or container the longer your healthy food will keep. Saves you time and money!
9) Use olive and/or avocado oil to cook with rather than vegetable oil
Avocado and olive oil are made from natural fats, whereas vegetable oil is processed oil. As you know anything processed oil or otherwise is something you want to avoid when you can help it.
10) Use natural sweeteners as opposed to those loaded with sugar
What is an example of a natural sweetener? Honey. Opt for using honey where sugar is called for in recipes. Also, use molasses as a sweetener as well. Both of these options are a great alternative to plain old sugar.
11) Use broth
Using broth is a great alternative to using cooking oils or shortening. The good thing about broth is that you can either go buy it at the store or make your own. Choice is yours. Seeing how you’re lazy you’d probably want to buy broth at the store rather than make your own.
12) Keep plenty of salmon, shrimp, and chicken on hand – frozen
This will ensure that you eat healthy no matter how busy you’re, and will give you no excuse to slack off and order a pizza because you don’t feel like cooking. You can even pre-make meals with salmon, chicken, or shrimp.
13) Braise your food in lieu of frying
Another technique you can use to cook your food, without having to use loads of unhealthy oils. Best part is that you won’t lose any of the flavor and taste by cooking your food this way.
There you have it healthy eating tips for lazy people, but wait there is more.
You know that eating healthy is time consuming, but it’s also very expensive. Which is why the below YouTube video by FitnessBlender will give you tips for healthy eating on a BUDGET.