Eating well doesn’t have to be complicated and time-consuming. You just need to know a few simple shortcuts
We all want to eat healthily. But while it may be pretty straightforward if you have plenty of time and money on your hands, if you have a busy lifestyle and a tight budget, it can seem more of a challenge.
Go shopping for an organic chicken and you’re likely to pass out at the price. Then, if you do buy it and get it home, you need the time and energy to start scrubbing, chopping and cooking the veggies to go with it. Much easier to stick something in the microwave.
However, there are some shortcuts you can use that make healthy eating quick and easy. The key is to know what to swap out and what to keep – which cheats work nutritionally and which are too much of a compromise. Frozen veg, instant porridge and bagged salads got you confused? Here’s our guide to the right way to cheat at healthy eating.
Swap fresh veg for frozen
There’s no doubt that fresh vegetables taste great, but they require washing, peeling (sometimes), chopping, steaming or any variety of Gordon Ramsay style