MS, RD, LDN, CSSD, CBS
Rachel holds a Master’s in Nutrition Communication from Tufts University and is also a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She works as a nutrition and wellness coach with focuses on infant and maternal nutrition, and mindful eating.
Preparing healthy meals for ourselves and our families can
seem like a tall order when we are sleep-deprived, working hard, and trying to
take care of ourselves and our families. Here are a few strategies to skip the
takeout and create healthy meals in a hurry: The meals and snack options listed
below are a great place to start. Staying organized can save time in the long
run – keep a running grocery list of what you’ll need for the week and what you
are low on, and replenish frequently used items before you run out.
To save time at the grocery store, consider using a grocery
delivery service or joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) group.
Think about purchasing pre-prepped vegetables (such as cubed butternut squash,
chopped mushrooms, etc.) to make meal preparation faster. Make sure to keep
your kitchen stocked with healthy foods, so you can whip up simple, healthy
Meals don’t have to be fancy or beautiful to be healthy. A
quick vegetable omelet with whole grain toast for dinner is much better than
fast food burgers and fries. Try using quick cooking techniques like stir
frying and roasting vegetables to get dinner on the table quickly. Using a
crockpot can be a great way to prep a meal when you may have more time and have
it ready for dinner. Cooking a double portion and having leftovers or freezing
a second meal for later can help when time is tight.
Choosing meals and snacks from the options listed below will help you
consume healthy foods that you can still get on the table in a hurry
*If pregnant and using deli turkey, be sure to heat in pan or microwave until steaming
Our Happy Family Organic Superfoods Cookbook for Baby & Toddler is chock-full of yummy, easy-to-prepare meals your whole family will love.