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5 Simple Hacks to Keep COVID Craziness from Sabotaging your Diet

Updated: Sep 17, 2020

Hey… I know how it is… you have been busy, it has been hectic, you can barely keep up with the COVID craziness!

Tammey Grable-Woodford unboxing Imperfect Foods

You have been laser-focused and now you are starving. So you reach for… well... what do you reach for? Let me know below.

I have a couple of "less than healthy go-to's" that I will reach for if I am starving and have not prepared... like coffee... or a handful of cashews... or wheat thins... or half a bagel...

But here is the thing, coffee will curb appetite sure, but it will dehydrate me. Nuts and wheat thins aren't terrible, but they don't make for balanced nutrition on their own. And bagels... though delish, will give me the sense of being full, but face it... half a bagel alone doesn't make for great nutrition. Amiright?

Ok, so let's talk about some hacks that will save time and money while delivering on nutrition.

Hack One - Get those Foods Delivered!

Save time and money on your grocery shopping. I am loving my Imperfect Foods deliveries. Seriously, it is like getting a box of joy delivered to my door. (Don’t tell Amazon) These boxes are fully customizable, there are so many amazing organic options, and you can skip a box whenever needed. This is a total win-win for us. If you want to check it out and get $10 off, go here.

Hack Two - Food Prep!

You knew this was coming right? I choose a food prep day and I have to tell you, that day sets me up for the week. It saves so much time. I have a few things I make every food prep day, and they are:

  • Oven grilled vegetables - a lot of them! My weekly grill list includes squash, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, fresh garlic, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, zucchini, onion. These are great, they reheat easily for dinner, they are great in quiche or scrambles, awesome for fried rice, or even just cold and on top of some quinoa with some coconut aminos. Heck I even like these on top of my salad.

  • Rice - I have to admit that I don't eat as much rice as the guy... but he loves it. So I always make a nice batch of brown or jasmine rice. Makes for quick and easy fried rice, is great to add into soups, burritos, or if I whip up a curry - rice is ready to go. One less thing!

  • Quinoa - my personal rice replacement. I will put quinoa in just about anything... I add it to scrambled eggs, my salads, any wraps I make, eat it alone with grilled veggies... love having it handy.

  • Big Salad - think beyond the lettuce! When I make a salad it has all kinds of sweet and savory vegetables. This thing is huge and packed with tomatoes, sweet pepper, carrots, red onion, cucumber, almost no veggie is off-limits... hey... Elaine was right... there is something about a "BIG SALAD."

  • Boiled Eggs - a quick and easy go-to protein with good fats. I love having boiled eggs on hand. They go on salad, I can make them into their own salad, I will even eat them with Kimchi (don't judge - it's delish).

  • Peasant Bread - I don't eat a lot of bread, but Griff does. So a couple of no-knead peasant bread loaves help fill him up and he has hollow legs... recipe here - and yes, it