Same Day And Weekend Appointments Available, As Well As, Early Morning And Evening Appointments!

Because Life Happens

I know it’s difficult to eat healthy daily, things get in the way, kids activities, work, social life. We all have our excuses, but planning ahead can save our health. My family and I try to eat healthy most days, but like everyone else life happens. We have a big extended family, I am the youngest of four so family get togethers are frequent. We also both work, with my husband not only working but playing in a band. I know there are many days when I just can’t find the time to plan, and that is when the doorbell rings and pizza is for dinner.
What I have discovered from being a wife and mom is planning is key. It helps to know what I have to come home and make that night for dinner and what is for breakfast and lunch the next day. This is when a day of planning and meal prep as well as utilizing leftovers makes life a lot easier.
I try to have one day a week for meal prep. This is when I make mostly proteins and some side dishes for the rest of the week. I will make baked chicken, chili, a stir fry and know that I have some fall back meals. I don’t use these items every night, but on nights when we are running late and “life happens” I know that I have a back up in the fridge. Having these items on hand also gives me a chance to spend time with my boys after a long day. This is time instead of cooking I am able to help with homework, play a game or sometimes just relax together.
These nights I make sure that I have easy vegetables to make on hand. Steam in a bags are a great life saver for me, they are quick and easy and ready in less than 5 minutes. I also utilize can beans, they can be stewed, or put into a soups and are also ready in less than 15 minutes.
Yes, life does “happen”, we want to be able to enjoy life and spend time with our special little bundles of joy. Not spend hours in the kitchen at night after a long day at work. Try planning and having a few make ahead items when life gets crazy. It will allow you that precious time in the evening and it may even feel like some days you get a break without sacrificing your health.

You Might Also Enjoy...

At-Home Tips to Alleviate Acid Reflux

Post-dinner burps, regurgitation, or heartburn are unenjoyable and can stop you from getting a satisfying night of sleep. In this blog, we explore ways of alleviating acid reflux at home.

When Is Acid Reflux a Serious Problem?

Occasional heartburn is common, often due to overeating or certain foods. However, acid reflux could indicate a serious health issue. Find out when acid reflux becomes a significant medical condition.

Hemorrhoid Banding: What to Expect

Most hemorrhoids respond well to warm baths and other home treatments. When they’re severe, consider hemorrhoid banding. Read on to learn what to expect from the procedure.

5 Facts Everyone Should Know About Colon Cancer

March is colon cancer awareness month, and there’s no better time to refresh yourself on facts about the disease. Read on to learn five facts about colon cancer and what you can do to lower your risk.

5 Signs You May Have Anemia

Anemia can be difficult to detect, especially because its symptoms are easy to mistake for other conditions. Find out about five of the most common signs of a low red blood cell count.