[Blog] Quick Tips For Eating Healthier on a Busy Schedule

Eating healthy can be hard and perceived as “time-consuming”, living a busy life can often leave what you eat as the least of your worries. As a result that often means the nutritional value in the food we end up eating is low and the calories are high. Leading a healthy lifestyle begins with your diet, because what you put in your mouth affects a lot more than your stomach! Good, nutritious food can impact your mood, activity level, skin condition, and more! Since staying healthy all starts with what you put in your body, follow and use these simple tips and Best New Product Award Nominees to make healthy eating a breeze on that go-go-go lifestyle.

Wake up and start healthy. Breakfast is one of the most forgotten about meals. Living a busy lifestyle often means the mornings are meant for preparing yourself for the day, but without ‘breaky’ being the priority, it often gets left uneaten! Make it easy with no extra prep and try an Astro Original Parfait with premium fruits and thick creamy Balkan yoghurt. Eat it at home or grab it on the go, this delicious parfait full of calcium will give your morning the kickstart you need!

It all starts with what you put in the pan. There are many benefits of adding healthy fats to your diet. Start with Becel with Avocado Oil, it’s a healthier option to cook your foods and a great source of Omega 3s. By using just 2 teaspoons (all you need to cook), you’re consuming less than 100 calories, carb-free, sugar-free and healthy fat and vitamin-rich of Becel goodness! Bonus - It’s also a great healthier and tasty alternative to spread on some toast!

Revamp your side dish with extra fibre. Staying healthy with a packed schedule means having a solution for dinner at the end of a long day. Don’t just focus on the main dish, but rather have the healthy and fibre-rich side dishes ready to pack your plate with lots of feel-good and fulfilling foods. Minute Rice ready to Serve Cups come in 2 new flavours White & Red Quinoa or Brown Rice with Wheat, Rye, Quinoa, Oats & Barley, they’re packed with protein and fiber to help you stay full. The added benefit? They go with practically anything! Add extra veggies and an egg to make an asian-flared side dish, or beans and corn to make your favorite spanish dish. These fibre-rich foods will save you from late night snacking and overindulging.

Make your main dish au naturel… with Maple Leaf Foods. Whether you’re vegetarian and need a nutrient-packed and filling main or you enjoy your meat and need something to awaken your taste buds, it doesn’t have to be complicated! Having a natural selection of the main event (the main dish), will have you inspired to eat a plate full of healthy and nutritious foods. Try oh naturel Black Bean Bites, Quinoa Mushroom Burger or Garden Vegetable Bites for a healthy, yet delicious alternative to any meat dish. If that’s not your preference, there’s always Maple Leaf Natural Selections Shredded Meats - add them to just about anything for a powerful punch of protein and a delicious family meal. Also be sure to pack up your leftovers (if there are any!) for lunch for the next day to help stay on track.

It’s not always about the foods you eat, but how you feel when eating them. These healthy tricks and products will not only leave you feeling better with all the nutrients they house, but your tastebuds will be on an all time high! Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring or hard, we’ve made it easy with this curated this list of Best New Product Award Nominees to help.

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It’s officially Fall! For most, that means cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes, new fashion, and most important of them all - comfort foods.

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Try it: Black Diamond Monterey Jack with Jalapeno Natural Cheese Bar

2. Cheesy Avocado Toast

This isn’t your traditional avocado on toast breakfast, this is a cheeeesy version. Add a savoury base to your avocado and tomato with a layer of Nordica’s plain cottage cheese. It’s packed with protein, low-fat, and extra delicious!

Try it: Nordica Smooth Plain Cottage Cheese

3. Twisted Onion Soup

Make that cheesy goodness on top of your next baked French onion soup mad with Mozzarella! A stringier (and lighter) cheese than most, it's melty goodness will leave you asking why you didn't try this sooner!

Try it: Galbani Mozzarella

classic mozzarella topped french onion soup

4. Protein packed afternoon pick-me-up (for the lactose-free loves)

Don’t let mid-afternoon hunger pains hit, with this protein packed and calcium rich cheese string, you can continue your afternoon on a power strike! Try it today in a ‘bento box’ or on it’s own - for the lactose-free preferred individuals too!

Try it: Black DIamond Lactose Free Marbelicious Cheese strings

5. Classic Cheese and Cracker

Just because you like cheese and crackers, doesn't mean you have to be boring about it! "Dress" up your crackers with the Lactose-free slices of Black and Diamond Tuxedo Crackers! It's a real thing...

Try it: Black Diamond Lactose Free Natural Cheese Bars

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It’s officially Fall! For most, that means cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes, new fashion, and most important of them all - comfort foods.

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