Eating right can be a struggle.
Not only is it more work to eat right, but it is generally more costly as well. Of course, there is money savings long-term when you eat right, so it's always worth the price.
For me, the biggest struggle is convenience. Simply put, it's easier to eat something from a can or out of a bag, than it is to chop up a salad or make a veggie-filled wrap. My best results always happen when I prepare ahead of time. Generally I prepare a big batch of something on one day, and continue eating it throughout the week.
Chopped veggies and lettuces can be stored in Ziploc bags or other containers, and I like to store cooked meat (generally chicken) for the week too. Making dressings ahead of time is helpful too.
Having everything ready to go makes it a cinch to put together a salad. With it still being cold outside, I mix up my salad ingredients about an hour ahead of time to get everything to room temperature.
Dressings can be made lower fat by substituting non-fat greek yogurt for sour cream or mayonnaise. Using "healthy" oil like olive oil also bumps up the goodness of your food.
Here are some of my favorite recipes:
The salad shown above is Greek Salad: Spinach, Iceberg Lettuce, Black Olives, Cucumbers, Red Onions, Peppercinis, Tomatoes, Sauted Chicken, and Greek Dressing (Olive Oil with Lemon Juice and herbs).
What about you? Do you have any good tips or recipes to share?