I know how difficult it can be to make both healthy and delicious meals after working all day, and I know what it’s like to fight against the temptation to throw a box of frozen pizza in the oven with a pre-bought container of macaroni salad on the side.
That’s why convenience foods are so popular, because they’re convenient. They’re easy, when our lives are so busy.
The problem is, the main purpose of convenience foods is just that - convenience.
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Convenience foods are highly processed, which means, most of the good stuff is removed and cheap fillers and preservatives are added.
The majority of the time, artificial flavours and colours are also added to make it look nice, not to mention the pile of sugar that is added to pretty much everything.
These chemicals are really difficult on our digestive system and can wreak havoc on our bodies when they’re used long-term.
A convenience meal here and there isn’t going to hurt, when it’s just a one-off type of thing, but in the long run, relying on these types of foods too often will have a negative impact on our health and the health of our families.
That being said, I also know that without proper planning, it’s difficult to have consistent delicious, healthy meals. Planning ahead is the key here.
I’d like to share some of my favourite tips with you that have saved me from take-out many
times, and I would love to hear your tips too! Please share them in the comments below.
There you have it - 5 of my favourite tips for making evening meals easier and healthier when life is busy enough, and when you don’t want to keep reaching for convenience foods that are void of the nutrition that you and your family need to stay healthy and strong.
Please add any of your own personal favourite tips into the comments below so you can share them with the rest of us!
May Anne xo
P.S. If you really want to eat healthier, but aren't quite sure what that looks like or don't know where to start, contact me HERE for a complimentary 30 minute Discovery call, so you can see what it would be like to work with me.
May Anne Jordens-LaFlamme is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and the owner of "Wellness with May Anne." She is passionate about helping women look and feel their best, so they can live a more fulfilling life - without dieting, deprivation, relying on willpower or cooking separate meals for the family.