1000 Flowers for the Planet - #322 Prepare Healthy Meals to Go
In this fast food, fast shopping, fast everything world of ours it is way too easy to step out the front door expecting to grab something to eat along the way. This leads to poor food choices, which affects our health. It’s as though food has become a secondary or even tertiary concern for many people, particularly urban dwellers, where convenience stores abound, fast food outlets are open 24/7 and supermarkets open every day. For some, food is something to consume as you go: a bite on the way between meetings; chuck a foil wrapped snack at the kids in the car; grab a takeaway on the way home.
Do yourself a favour and slow down. Remember that food is supposed to be our primary concern. Without food we die. This is what consumed the daylight hours of our ancestors millennia ago, not meetings and self important, self allocated chores. Take the time to plan ahead, understand your schedule and the demands you put on yourself, and work out when you will be away from home and the kitchen, sit down and work out what food you can cook in advance to take with you. Prepare a picnic for family outings, make soup for lunch at work, bake vegetable slices that are nice to eat cold as a healthy snack, and grab whole raw foods to munch on as you rush around from meeting to meeting. To help you on your way, LunchBots® [http://www.lunchbots.com/our-story/] offer environmentally friendly, healthy food containers made from stainless steel, in a range of sizes and configurations that will help you make this change without adding plastic to your life. Or maybe you can find a locally made product that is similar. Apart from numerous health and environmental benefits, you’ll save a whole lot of money when you prepare your own healthy meals to go.