#BlogchatterA2Z- “T”- Top 10 Healthy eating tips for busy moms!
This is the fourth week of #BlogchatterA2Z and we had reached on alphabet “T”.
As I had mentioned earlier in the beginning of this series, that this series will have some good tips and tricks for healthy eating (along with healthy recipes).
So, today is the day, in this post as “T”, I will share “Top 10 healthy eating tips for busy moms”.
Hoping these tips will help you in maintaining the healthy lifestyle.
Top 10 healthy eating tips for busy moms
Yes, like our other stuff, pre-planning is first and most important thing for eating healthy with hectic and busy lifestyle.
Being a mom or (even as a busy person) we always had tons of duties and responsibilities. So many times, with over busy schedule, we put our diet and exercise schedule on back burner. Of course, it is overwhelming for most of us, but with little pre planning and extra efforts, we can eat healthy even during busy weekdays.
Here are some tips to do a good meal planning.
- Plan your week ahead and arrange your all stuff accordingly.
- If possible, make a weekly menu during weekends. This small step will ease your daily anxiety “what to make in lunch and dinner”.
- Try to keep things simplified and select easy but healthy recipes for everyday cooking.
- Sort out different healthy options for each meal of the day. Be little creative, searched on web and make a list for healthy options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Making a list is way easier than a detail menu planning each week.
Personally, I made a long list of healthy dishes once in a month and then I rotate them for different meals of day, as per my convivence and availability of ingredients.
This one is second important step for eating healthy with busy schedule. While shopping, pick healthier stuffs, like whole grain, fruits, nuts and vegetables. Explore new healthy options every week. Involve your kids while shopping and inspire them to pick more fruits and veggies of their choice.
Also, read the labels. Avoid buying stuff that contain preservative or other chemicals.
Never skip the breakfast
I know, you had already heard this golden rule 1000th times before. But I have to listed this, if I am sharing heathy eating tips. We all know, breakfast is first and most important meal of day and we should try to make it healthy and should eat on time. If you had a really busy morning, you can prepare your breakfast in advance.
Try to set a time table for your meal
Adopting a healthy lifestyle is a combo of several factors such as include essential nutrients in your diet, avoiding junk and set a time table of each meal of day. Yes, being a busy person, it is not possible all the time, but if we try, we can manage this up to a certain level. Try to fixed a time of your breakfast, lunch and dinner. And make meal time as a “Family time”. Setting a time (like early dinner) helps a lot in easy digestion and metabolism. And you will feel good energy and positive mood with this small. Step.
Healthy snacking with fresh fruits and dry fruit
Nowadays, unhealthy and processed food snack is the major cause of unnecessary calorie intake and may cause obesity and metabolic disorders at the young age. Eating a nutritious and healthy snack can boost your daily intakes of essential nutrients such as fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. try to use healthier options for snacking. Healthy snacking with fruits, dry fruits or veggies is a great way to include more fruits and vegetables in your everyday diet.
Replace the white bread and white rice with brown bread and brown rice
Scientific studies suggested that brown rice and brown bread both are the finest source of vitamin B-complex, fibers and proteins. While white bread and white rice made with the refined flours. Refined carbohydrates are low in essential nutrients and have been linked with the range of health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, and obesity. So why not replace the white bread and white rice with brown bread and brown rice? It is a healthier option and helps us feel full for a longer period of time.
Pay more attention to method of cooking
Apart from maintaining nutritional requirements, it is equally important to use a healthy method of cooking. Deep frying or overcooking often destroys nutritional elements of healthy cooking ingredients. So, try to use alternative healthy ways of cooking (such as steaming or stir-frying). This small step helps in keeping nutritional value intact.
Do a healthy makeover of routine recipes
Nowadays we all want a “taste bhi, health bhi” mantra for our everyday diet. And if want to nourish our body with power of healthy nutrients, then we have to take some extra efforts. As an easy step, we can do a “Healthy makeover” of routine or unhealthy recipe. For example:
- Use whole wheat, homemade pizza base for pizza making, instead white flour ( maida) base.
- Try jaggery as a sweetener for sweet dish instead white sugar.
- Use multigrain flour instead of wheat flour for chapati making. You make add flex seed in your routine chapati flour for enhancing nutritional value.
These are just some examples. With little creativity, we can do a healthy makeover of so many routine recipes and with this small step, we can eat a healthier diet, even with super busy schedule
Involve your kids in grocery shopping and cooking
Though it sounds like a small step but this small thing could make a major difference in your eating habits and overall lifestyle. Explain your kids importance of healthy eating and involve them in shopping and cooking
Encourage them to explore healthier option for snacking and lunch box recipes. This small thing will improve not only you’re eating habits but will inspire your kids as well. They will learn importance of healthy eating since at an early age.
Avoid crash dieting and try to adopt healthy eating as a part of your lifestyle
You know in beginning, health goals sound so amazing and we all feel so enthusiastic by making a long list of health goals (like losing 10kg weight in 2 months or eat only healthy for each meal of the day.) But these over enthusiastic plans usually did not stay for long and we all tend to give up after doing it for a while. If you want to eat healthy regularly, try to make it a part of your lifestyle. Go on slow but put consistent efforts. Take breaks in between. Avoid overstressing and enjoy your meal.
So, these are some simple tips that helps me in eating healthy even with hectic schedule. Hoping it will help you too. What are your thoughts? Please share with me!
This is all for now. Stay tuned for next post.
This post is written for an informational purpose only. Please consult your doctor or nutrition expert before making any significant changes to your diet.
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read the first post ( if you had missed) Amaranth Paratha
Read the second post Barnyard millet khichdi
Read third post Chickpea salad with carrot soup
Read fourth post Dal Dhokli
Read fifth post Energy Buddha Bowl
Read sixth post Fenugreek (Methi) Thepla
Seventh post Green (Spinach) chapati with bottle gourd curry
Read 8th post Handvo
Read 9th post Idli with a healthy twist
Read the 10th post Jaggery paratha
Read 11 post Khichdi with multigrain nutrition
Read 12th post Leftover laziz paratha
Read 13th post Moong bean sandwich with tomato soup
Read 14th post Mixed grain pancakes
Read 15th post – Oats with curd
Read 16th post Paneer-Veg roll
Read 17 th post Quinoa pulav
Read 18th post Rava dhokla
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Thanks for reminding us. Those are some basic and very essential tips if we want to eat healthy. Lovely post I must say.
Thanks for the great tips. Weekly menu planning was a lifesaver for us during the lockdown and we have continued the habit now as well.
Great tips with nice and colorful pictures. It is indeed a necessity to take care of ourselves as well.
Great tips shared, Surbhi. I strictly have brown rice and brown bread and also have fruits as snacks. Thanks for reminding us .
There’s no excuse to not eating healthy. Planning ahead really helps and with us on our toes the whole day we need to keep ourselves nourished with good and natural foods.
Its important to eat healthy and shop smart .
Once again you have touched a very important area. Along with all the point, the most important point in today’s scenario is the last point. Crash dieting. It is becoming a craze these days. I also feel that eating in moderation, watching out for what’s we are eating and how much we are able to burn plays a big role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
I liked the healthy makeover of routine recipes most of all. The whole post is such a great informative one.
Wow, thanks surbhi for pointing out the essentials for busy moms which we often forget be it planning or having a full-filling breakfasts, healthy snacking, couldn’t disagree on any of them. Great post and reminder for all times sake.
These are some really healthy and helpful tips for busy moms and everyone else. Thanks for pointing out these points.
Fantastic write up and suggestions Surbhi..we moms tend to neglect ourselves and this leads to lots of health problems.
Thank you Surbhi. I so needed this reminder.
Theses are healthy alternatives. I like the idea of snacking with fresh and dry fruits. I use brown rice but I am not a fan of brown bread! 🙁
These tips are really effective ones Surbhi and super easy to implement too. Living a healthy life is easy as long as one is careful of certain things!
These are great tips that a lot of mothers will find useful. Involving kids in cooking is a good way to make them eat vegetables they avoid.
Great tips and useful for everyone actually! 🙂
Comprehensive post Surbhi< i am sure a lot of efforts has gone into jotting these worthy points to remember for us. Am thoroughly enjoying your series my dear
Thank you for the wonderful btils Surbhi… During this lockdown period I have started eating a lot and that too unhealthy stuff! You r absolutely right.. eating right is a lifestyle change. I need to get back to my healthy eating again!
incredible tips and tricks shared by you Surbhi for leading a longer healthy life, I am also totally against to crash dieting , it has many side effects if in any case one is not able to continue with, thanks for coming with so helpful ideas for busy one’s.
These are must follow for all moms for a healthy and happy life. Planning ahead is my mantra. If I know the menu of the next 2 meals, I am sorted. Since, I have 2 foodies and chefs at home, makeover to regular food is a norm, yes, but need to focus on the healthy bit. Thanks for the nudge!
Great tips, these are really helpful ideas for busy homes and moms. Keeping it simple and clutter free is a must in my kitchen.
These are some great tips Surbhi. It’s high time that we mommies should indulging in healthy eating and start this out ourselves. Brown rice is something I have been avoiding but I think now I should give it a try.
ok these are some great tips and i do follow most of them diligently. I have been eating healthy for quite a while now. Some say fruits are to be had for breakfast and can be skipped.
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These are very helpful tips. I also skip my breakfast sometimes in hurry. Try to incorporate them in my daily routine
moms are always busy and skip taking care of own food habits. this is a reminder for all. I love the healthy makeover ideas shared.
These are really important tips for moms, staying healthy with right eating habit is something I also feel is important!!
These are must follow for all moms for a healthy and happy life. Planning ahead is my mantra. If I know the menu of the next 2 meals, I am sorted. Since, I have 2 foodies and chefs at home, makeover to regular food is a norm, yes, but need to focus on the healthy bit.
Planning ahead for all 3 meals for the week and shopping accrodinlgy in advace is the pro tip i have been follwoing since last year . This one surely helps in saving a lot of time .
Wow! This is an extremely useful post! As a busy working mom of two, I often tend to skip meals and then regret it later. The binging after skipping meals is the worst thing that one can do for the body. Great post, Surbhi! I am your #FanForever.
Healthy makeover of our favorite recipes has always been helpful. switching to whole wheat or mult grain flour or brown rice instead of white are also some simple changes we all can think about
This is a lovely compilition post of healthy yet easy recipes for all moms. Love your book too, in fact my favorite.
Planning for meals in advance is a great tip. Because when we are busy at work, sometimes we skip our important meals like breatfast, lunch or dinner. Very useful post!
This is a sweet reminders to all the mothers that their health is a top priority in the family. Shall pick few dishes from the post to have healthy eating habit.
excellent tips! i find planning ahead to be the most difficult, and it is the most important element in my success when it comes to healthy eating habits!
I loved reading this, it is indeed helpful to opt for healthy option when it comes to munching. I use to often skip breakfast but thankfully, I have managed to drop that habit now 🙂
Very good tips. It is so impute plan ahead and do the grocery shopping in an organised way if you want to follow a healthy lifestyle. Not being prepared is the biggest reason why people end up eating junk
Healthy eating habit id the key of healthy life . Your tips are so helpful in this case . Properly planned diet ,smart shopping are some of the good habits.