I don’t know about you, but I am not a morning person. It really doesn’t matter how early I go to bed, or how much sleep I’ve had, mornings are still always tough. Especially now that it’s not just me trying to scoot out the door. There’s a puppy that needs to be walked, fed, and given attention.
One of the things that suffers for me, is having the time left to pack a lunch. When I don’t pack a lunch I end up grabbing something quick and unhealthy on my short lunch break. Not only is it unhealthy, but I also end up spending more than I would have if I had just packed a lunch.
Every week when I grocery shop I’m good about picking out fresh produce and healthy snacks. But I’m just as guilty at throwing them out at the end of the week, untouched and limp. I can’t stand what a waste it is!
The best way I’ve found to solve this problem is to prep my healthy choices at the beginning of the week. I usually make a veggie and a fruit choice and have them all ready to go in the fridge.
This week I have my five containers of red, yellow, and green peppers with carrots ready to go. How colorful are they! I grab a side of hummus and I have a healthy, and delicious snack for the day.
I also try to have a fruit option ready for the week. This week watermelon and raspberries were on sale, so I stuck to the color theme.
I pack everything up in one of the crisper drawers, and each morning I just grab a fruit, and veggie container and I’m halfway done!
For the rest of my lunch I tend to vary between making a sandwich the night before or packing leftovers from dinner. This has made life so much easier, and now I don’t have to worry about leaving time in the morning. And since I rarely leave the time…now I don’t have to worry about spending the extra money for an unhealthy meal that I end up eating on the run.
What do you do to help make your morning routine smoother?