Private: Want a Quick Meal? Our Top 7 FAST FOODS

Having a bunch of quick healthy “fast foods” to keep stocked in your kitchen at all times is the key to success.

1. BAGGED GREENS Found in virtually all supermarkets, you can purchase triple washed and cut greens such as various lettuces, kale, spinach, arugula, and the like.

2. FROZEN  VEGETABLES/FROZEN FRUIT Fresh is great but don’t negate the benefit of frozen! They are typically frozen at the peak of ripeness and if you are the type who has good intentions for your fresh veggies but find them too often rotting in the bottom of your veggie bin, frozen is a wonderful option.

3. QUINOA We love this grain for its ability to puff up in just 15 minutes. Technically known as a seed grain (a seed which acts and cooks like a grain), quinoa is a great source of fiber and also has a decent amount of protein.

4. CANNED BEANS/RED LENTILS Soaking or cooking beans from scratch is ideal, but we always have some canned beans on hand which can be easily added to salads, soups and stews. We advise looking for Eden brand which avoids BPA in the lining, or Whole Foods has a carton variety. Also, you absolutely need to know about red lentils.

5. QIA BREAKFAST CEREAL We encounter countless clients who buy instant oatmeal packets for an easy breakfast option. But most of the brands have up to 12 grams of sugar PER packet (plus other additives), and lack protein and fat, which help manage blood sugar levels through the morning.

6. HILARY’S EAT WELL FROZEN VEGGIE BURGERS Love to pop a veggie burger in the toaster for an easy meal? – They can be toasted, pan fried, baked or grilled. – Top with fresh sliced tomato, avocado and red onion. Serve with fresh or frozen veggies.

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