Monday, September 24, 2012

The "Secret Weapon" for Fast Healthy Food

Did you know that if you're eating out at "fast food" places, you could actually be wasting your time and money? This may sound a little strange, but I never (OK, rarely) eat fast food because of one little trick I use to make my own "fast food" that is actually healthier and cheaper than the drive through nonsense.

As a fitness coach and adviser, one of the biggest excuses I hear is "I don't have enough time or money to eat healthy," but that's usually because people don't know this stupid simple strategy you're about to learn.

Several years ago I faced the ultimate challenge... how to be a broke and busy college student and health nut at the same time.

Keep in mind, I didn't always used to be a health nut. I would eat fast food every single night all up through high school until I wised up about the damaging effects it was having on my body. Not wanting to sacrifice convenience though, I soon discovered a trick for having delicious meals that I could prepare myself in a matter of minutes, even though I didn't know the first thing about cooking.

What's my secret to fast healthy (and affordable) food? It may sound a little strange, but if you want something fast, go with the slow... cooker.

Advantages of Quick Healthy Food

There are many quick healthy foods that can be prepared on the go. These are instant wholesome meals that can be ready in as little as five minutes. All that needs to be done is to add water to the food and heat for a few minutes. These foods can also be prepared using a microwave and are therefore quite convenient. This is one of the advantages of eating such healthy instant meals. As the name suggests, they are also quite healthy as compared to regular fast foods. The fat content in these foods is minimal and this assures a healthy life.

Most fast foods just contain fats but do not have the nutrition aspect. Healthy instant meals are just the opposite. This is because these quick dinner meals are made with a lot of nutrient content. This ensures that you can eat the low sodium instant food without fearing any harmful additions. These healthy instant meals have the right blend of the required nutrition that is needed on a daily basis. Such quick dinner meals are also quite beneficial to those who do not know how to balance nutrients out in their meals. Many people just cook food blindly without knowing how much nutrients they are getting.

Simply because this is healthy food, it does not mean that it is not necessary. Therefore, most people are quick to write off healthy food as boring and tasteless. On the contrary, healthy instant food is quite flavorful. The food normally comes in a wide variety of flavors that you can interchange to kill the monotony. For example, healthy instant rice comes in a wide variety of flavors. There are different flavors such as Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean or Mexican healthy instant rice. Since there are so many flavors, you can try out a different one each day in order to have some variety on the dinner table.