It’s not easy to eat healthy.  From work schedules to weekend warrior-ing, finding the time to shop, cook, and eat nutritious food (let alone eat delicious food) can feel tough.  At Freshly, we understand busy, which is why we want to share some of our favorite hacks for getting all the good stuff on a crazy schedule.  It’s possible!  The right amount of nutrients will help you to boost energy, improve productivity, look better, feel better, and be the best possible version of yourself.

#1 Use your microwave

While common belief has it that nuked food is toxic or stripped of its nutrition, there really is no solid evidence to show that microwaved food can harm your health.  We think greasy takeout and food with many added ingredients are far, far worse.  When you’re strapped for time, your microwave helps you heat and prep food faster, giving you more time and energy to do the things you love.

#2 Cook once (in batches), and eat many times

On weekends, cook larger portions of meals that you can store in the fridge (but not too large that you’ll waste food!) and eat them throughout the week so that you have home-cooked, prepared meals already waiting for you.  It’s all in the timing.

#3 Set aside time

Speaking of timing, it’ll help to set aside half-hour increments to eat three meals a day.  Make it intentional.  Write it in your schedule.  Re-positioning mealtime as a necessary, important activity rather than a grab-and-go kind of deal will help you avoid snacking on unhealthy “impulse” foods throughout the day.

#4 Carry snacks

Everyone needs to snack once in awhile, and we’ve got nothing against it.  It’s the bad snacking we don’t like.  Our hack: carry your own healthy snacks with you wherever yougo, whether it’s a piece of fruit, nuts in a ziplock bag, a hardboiled egg, or a healthy protein bar so you don’t have to waste time hunting around for food you might later regret.

#5 Embrace better takeout alternatives

We’re here for you! Food tech has given rise to meal services that prep, cook, and deliver meals fresh to your doorstep.  Hi.  At Freshly, we like to call ourselves your personal chef and your nutritionist, since we take care of making sure your meals are packed with all the essential body-loving nutrients you need, while still keeping our signature, high-quality taste.

Bon appétit!

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