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7 Time Saving Tips for Eating Raw

7 Time Saving Tips for Eating Raw

Let’s face it: eating foods in their natural state isn’t always quick. Depending on which raw items and ingredients you love most, you can actually spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen preparing your snacks and meals.

That can make this way of eating sometimes difficult. Especially in this day and age, where we tend to run from one event or obligation to the next. However, you can still eat raw and have a busy life.

And here are some timesaving tips to help you do it!

1. Grocery Shop on a Weekend Day

Purchase your foods on a day during the weekend when you’re typically not as busy and can take care of everything right when you get some. This will save you time during the rest of the week. Also, mid-morning is best if you’re buying perishables, as they should be freshly stocked by then.

2. Put Your Snacks in Serving Size Portions

Another timesaving trick is to package your snack foods in individual serving sizes so all you have to do is grab them and go on your way out the door.

3. Buy Ready-to- Eat Foods

If you really don’t have the time to cut your veggies or other portion out your other food staples (or simply don’t like to), you can always pay a little more and buy ones that are already divvied up for you.

4. Juice Your Veggies and Fruit

Instead of sitting down and eating a salad or having a cup or two of fruit, why not juice instead? This enables you to get all of your healthy vitamins and minerals without having to carve out time for a full-blown snack or meal.

5. Buy In Bulk

When possible, buy your food items in bulk and freeze or otherwise store the excess in individual use sizes so they’re there and ready to go when you need them.

6. Plan Your Meals Ahead of Time

You can waste a lot of time (and make a lot of extra trips to the grocery store) by not planning out your meals ahead of time. Plus, in addition to saving time, you can also save money this way by choosing to base your meals around foods you can buy on sale that week.

7. Have Go-To Meals

We all have those days when, regardless of our best intentions, time gets away from us and we’re left trying to come up with a meal on short notice. Have go-to food items on hand for days like this. That way you always have options available.

These are just a few tips that will help enable you to honor your raw lifestyle even though your days are jam-packed (maybe literally!) with activities and events. Besides, anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Except, in this case, we’ve put our mind to it for you.

Patti Conner

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Patti Conner is a freelance writer living in Seattle, Washington. When she isn't working on her latest piece (or pitching it!), she enjoys exploring the city and hitting the Puget Sound when the weather cooperates.

 

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