Nutritionists often say that women should eat 5-6 small meals a day for maintaining energy / healthy metabolism, etc… Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to find / prepare that many healthy meals every day!
TIP OF THE DAY!
I find it useful to do a big grocery shopping trip on the weekend, and do a good amount of prep work for the week. I make up mini veggie trays, cut up fruit for snacking, desserts, and smoothies, cook up pastas / rice for dinners, etc…
I realize that while I find this activity relaxing and fun (sick, I know…) – many people may find it a pain. But I challenge you to try it for just a few weeks and make it as fun as possible. Turn on some upbeat music, brew some coffee, have kids, your spouse, or family help. Once you see how much easier it will make your life (and how much healthier you will eat and feel) – you’ll make it a habit for certain!
Here’s an example of my multiple meals (today’s eats!)
Meal 1 / Breakfast: whole grain cereal & skim milk
Meal 2 / Snack: banana smoothie (prepped last night) & 5 mini rice cakes
Meal 3 / Lunch: 1 serving of “Cook Yourself Thin” turkey sausage pasta bake
Meal 4 / Snack: “Cook Yourself Thin” home-made biscotti & small veggie mix (above)
Meal 5 / Dinner: chicken “pizza” on wheat tortilla round & side salad
Meal 6 / Snack: tea & popcorn (no butter)