Registered Dietitian, Mia Syn, MS, RD shares convenient ways to eat healthier on CBS, Your Carolina.
Convenience food is typically deemed unhealthy – we think fast food and processed foods but as dietitian, I know that there is such thing as nutritious and convenient. This morning I share some great options for every meal of the day that kids and adults love.
Save time on busy mornings with a delicious and convenient plant-based breakfast. It’s important to have a healthy and convenient breakfast option available on those busy mornings when we’re running out the door. Studies show that if we skip breakfast, we are more likely to overdo it later in the day so I always advocate even something small. Try plant-based breakfast burritos loaded with plant protein and fiber from whole grain bread. Pop it in the microwave and breakfast is served.
Make snack time easy without having to put much thought into it. Keep sliced veggies prepared in the fridge at all time for easy snacking. Pair with dips packed with plant protein like hummus for easy snacking.
A lot of us make healthy food choices but we forget about the importance of portion control, which can really make or break a healthy diet. Try using portion-control lunchboxes with multiple compartments to encourages you to pack a variety of foods but in the right portions and help promote healthy eating habits.
Ordering takeout is tempting at the end of a long day. If cooking doesn’t come naturally, try a meal kit delivery service. There are plenty of options that deliver pre-portioned ingredients straight to your door along with easy-to-follow recipes.