The idea of organic fast food sounds a bit … strange. We all think of ‘fast food’ as calorie-laden, high fat, loaded-with-chemicals-and-sugar junk. But it’s possible to chow down on healthy organic food, with only a bit of planning.
Maintaining a healthy diet and avoiding eating out can prove difficult if you have limited time for cooking. Have you lost count of the amount of times you have arrived home to find an empty kitchen with no vegetables or fruits and a quick grocery store visit is not possible? Is there a healthy cooking alternative by throwing together whatever you have on the shelves? Because, after all, no one doubts that an organic food diet is best for our health – but it does seem like a lot of trouble.
Planning ahead is critical to making this happen. By maintaining a constant stash of healthy ingredients for organic meals cooking should not take more than an hour. Remember that most canned items and dry food do not expire for months. Consider including the following foods on your list when you go to buy healthy food at your local store.
Understand that the word "organic" is not always accurately used. This term does not consistently indicate what the product is but rather is utilized as a marketing ploy. Make sure and understand exactly what the label says. Look to see that the ingredients say the product is completely organic. Unfortunately quite a few companies will focus on the word "organic" solely because there are a few organic components. However, you will find that the food has plenty of corn syrup and chemicals. Therefore avoid these types of marketing ploys geared towards organic consumers.
Organic cereals = one type of delicious and simple food. This food can be eaten at night or in the morning if you want that option. You will find both cold and hot cereals. When you are pressed for time cold cereal is ideal.
Soy, rice and nut milk:- Always have these at the ready to add to your cereal. Know that the most beneficial milk products have no GMO (genetically modified organism) in them.
Flax seed: another healthy alternative which contains Omega-3 fatty acids. This food keeps your heart strong and has lots of fiber. Enhance some of the sweet foods you eat by sprinkling on flax seed to create a more robust and nutty flavor.
Dried organic herbs : perfect for improving any soup or vegetable dish. These herbs flavor just about any dish.
Legumes: these very healthy vegetable family includes lentils and beans that provide a solid amount of both protein and fiber. Most beans need big chunks of the day to cook, though with lentils your meal will be done in under sixty minutes. Options abound for using them including dropping them in a chowder, making them into puree or using them for a variety of stews and soups. Lentils will fill you up and provide nutritional value.
Organic vegetables in a can: stock your preferred ones. This food is perfect for complementing the main course. It is possible to mix them in to a soup with beans and lentils that was referred to before.
All of these organic fast foods afford you some calm during those frantic times. Additionally they will free up more time. Most importantly the healthy lifestyle you seek will be possible.