6 Healthy Ideas For The Lazy Person At Home
To take this responsibility off your plate, iFit® nutritionist, Michelle Alley, brings you ways to maintain healthier habits with ideas and recipes, and to help even the laziest person feel accomplished with a healthy diet.
Idea #1: Buy Pre-Cut Or Frozen Vegetables
Feeling too lazy to peel and chop veggies? Buy pre-chopped or frozen vegetables. Look for them in the produce and freezer aisles. This’ll save you time and dishes when you’re cooking.
Here are some iFit recipes that work great with frozen or pre-cut veggies:
Idea #2: Keep Snacks On Hand That Are High In Protein
Snacking on high-protein items increases satiety and helps with weight management. Try keeping string cheese, Greek yogurt, and almonds on hand when you’re looking for a mid-morning or an afternoon snack.
Idea #3: Sleep More
Yes! Every lazy person should love the fact that getting a great night’s sleep may help you keep the hormones, ghrelin and leptin, in check. Ghrelin is the hormone that causes you to feel hungry and leptin decreases it.
In general, adults need about 8 hours of sleep. To make sure that you’re able to fall asleep quickly, try turning off electronics at least 30 minutes before bedtime. You can also try tracking your sleep with your iFit app so you can have a better understanding where you stand currently and what you can change to improve your sleeping habits.
Idea #4: Invest In a Slow Cooker
For those of us who want to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen, using a slow cooker is the best solution. Slow cookers allow you to dump the ingredients in the morning and come home to a healthy dinner. Try putting in a few chicken breasts with a ¼ cup water and 3 teaspoons minced garlic, then cook on low for 8 hours.
Shred chicken when it’s done. You can use the shredded chicken throughout the week to create quick meals. Throw on top of salads, into soups, or in stir fry or tacos. Here are a few of my favorite slow cooker recipes:
Idea #5: One-Pot Meals
Does having to do dishes deter you from cooking? I love cooking, but even I can sometimes lose my motivation when I think of the pile of dishes I’ll have to do afterward.
These one-pot meals aren’t just delicious––they also keep me from cleaning up a giant mess when I’m done:
Idea #6: Stock Your Pantry With Quick Go-Tos
I like keeping whole-grain couscous, quinoa, tortillas, canned beans, tuna, and canned chicken on hand. In just twenty minutes, you can create a delicious meal!
Try a few recipes that feature these ingredients:
- Easy Chicken Parmesan Bake
- Creamy Chicken Taquitos
- Vegan Enchiladas
- Thai Quinoa Salad
- Vegan Bean Tostada
Try incorporating these effortless ideas and recipes into your daily routine to start your journey towards a healthier, not busier, life. And for more quick and easy recipes, be sure to check out the iFit Blog.
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