4 Tips To Prepare For Food Emergencies

4 Tips To Prepare For Food Emergencies

I had a session with a client this morning, and we discussed planning. ⁠

I love a good plan. ⁠

Firstly, when you see it laid out on paper, it’s often a lot less scary than the big unknown. Secondly, being prepared is half the battle. ⁠

My client had a glitch this week when she came home after a long drive and was too tired to cook. The fridge was empty, and the others ordered takeaway, so she gave in and had pizza. ⁠

🙈⁠

The important lesson for her was ⁠
• not to get too worked up about this because things can happen. ⁠
• Instead, learn from the misstep and be prepared for the next time this happens.⁠

Here are four tips for food emergencies:⁠⁠

1. Have some easy-to-prepare foods in the pantry. My favourites are eggs, tinned fish, olives, canned lentils or beans and frozen vegetables. You can cook a healthy meal from these ingredients in minutes.⁠

2. Look at your schedule for the week and identify critical moments like an evening when you’ll come home late and tired. Then cook an extra portion for that night that is easy to reheat.⁠

3. When you’re out and about, and you can’t find anything healthy to eat, have a small bag of nuts in your handbag, like macadamia nuts or almonds or pack a portion of your protein powder and mix it with water. ⁠

I did this the other day when I had an early appointment and wasn’t sure if I’ll make it home in time for breakfast. There’s nothing worse than running around in a food panic. ⁠

4. Shortlist a few eateries and their healthy options, like the protein salads at Pret a Manger in the UK or GoNatural here in Lisbon. ⁠

Equipped with this, you can sail right through any emergencies.

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