It’s no secret that people today are much busier than they were even 20 years ago. Most families, especially those with children, have something to do just about every night of the week. When you’ve got one kid to take to soccer practice, the other to dance, and the third to a baseball scrimmage… the last thing you want to do is cook a nice, home-cooked meal when you get home. So, what do you do? Fast food! It’s quick, easy, and something you won’t have to fight the kids to eat.
Unfortunately, childhood obesity is on the rise, along with adults facing high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and much more. All this to say – our food choices have a big impact on our health. How do we fight this? Less fast food, more healthy food. “But, I’m busy. Let’s get real.” We get it, but here’s where Eagles Landing Endocrinology’s Registered Dietitians can help. We want to work together with you to come up with an individualized meal plan for you and your family that will promote total health and wellness. After all, your health truly is the best investment you could make!
Meal prep doesn’t have to be hard or complicated. It can be as simple as throwing a couple ingredients in the crockpot that will feed the whole family and leave you with leftovers you can freeze. You could even count out grapes into Ziploc bags so you can grab and go for a healthy snack or bake 3 days’ worth of egg muffins for a protein-packed breakfast for the family. Do the benefits outweigh the risks? Take a look below at a few benefits to meal prepping and you tell us:
- Meal prepping saves you time and money. Grabbing take-out three times a week for lunch can add up financially!
- Meal prepping helps keep you on track to reach your health goals.
- Meal prepping (once done) makes it easy to choose healthy, balanced foods when you’re in a rush because the food is already prepared and portioned.
- Meal prepping holds you accountable and reduces food waste.
Are you convinced yet? Are you ready to take the next step forward with your health and start reaching your goals? Let us help you.