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As fall begins and the back to school and work routine approaches meal planning can seem like a daunting task. It’s easy to slide into bad habits but eating right doesn’t have to take a back seat to busy schedules. Check out these top tips to make this season the healthiest yet.
Stick to a schedule
The lazy days of summer often lead to less regimented mealtimes but come the fall a strict schedule typically replaces those laissez-faire habits. This can make healthy eating a little simpler as it regiments planning and preparing nutritious meals ahead of time.
Don’t rely on snacks
When meal prep is impossible, don’t settle for the stale boardroom doughnuts or the sugary snacks in the vending machines. For a meal that is as delicious as it is healthy restaurants like The Chopped Leaf offer great options. Try signature salads and wraps thoughtfully put together with flavour in mind or include your favourite ingredients to make the perfect meal that keeps you feeling good after you eat.
Cut Back On Sugar
Getting back into a routine is an ideal time to evaluate the sugar contents of any diet. Those morning lattes with added syrups and sweeteners are one of the most common ways sugar finds its way into daily meals. Gradually cutting back is a great way to decrease the overall intake of sugar without feeling deprived.
Get Ready to Roast
Comfort foods synonymous with autumn eating can translate to fewer fruits and veggies. However, roasting broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, squash and brussels sprouts is a great way to keep nutrient-rich foods that stand up well to higher temperatures on the table.