But, it can be challenging to say NO! to those cookies that are lurking in your pantry.
So, I want to share with you the little trick I use to make sure I always have something healthy in my fridge to eat. And, it’s so incredibly simple.
What is it? It’s that old favorite word of mine, preparation! :-)
Prepare to Avoid Failure
I like to have fresh vegetables already prepared in my fridge at all times. I recommend you do this too.
It works because when you feel a little peckish, taking the time out to cut up some carrots or broccoli, etc., can be a major hinderance, and it often leads to reaching for something unhealthy, for the sake of time.
So, what I do is chop up my vegetables for one or two days ahead of time.
I don’t prepare any more than two days worth, because you don’t want to lose too many of the nutrients — the longer cut veg sits around, the more nutrients it loses.
But, I find preparing a couple of days in advance is still acceptable, and the vegetables don’t lose their crunch in that time.
My Veggie Prep
I took a few photographs yesterday as I was making dinner of the washing, drying and storing process…
You see, I told you it was simple. Now, you’ve no excuse!
Anylock Sealing Rods
One thing I want to point out is the awesome Anylock Sealing Rod and bag, which you’ll see in my image above (bottom right corner).
I have a pack of these with two different sized rods and two freshness bags. The rods can actually be used with any bags, like opened packets of rice or dried beans, for example.
All you have to do is fold over the bag or wrapper and slip the rod onto it. This makes a closure, which is airtight and watertight. They really are incredibly handy.
But, if you don’t have something like this, an airtight container will do the same job (I just like these bags, as they are great for space saving).
Healthy Snacks Guaranteed
Then, next time you feel hungry between meals, all you need to do is reach into your fridge and eat some goodness — just don’t forget they’re in there!
Also, it’s so handy when you’re making dinner, and your vegetables are already prepared and ready to cook.
I made this for lunch today, in less than 5 minutes, with my veg from last nights prep, and a few extra ingredients…
Do you have any tips for making sure you always have some quick healthy snacks in your kitchen? I’d love to hear from you…