Tasty results you'll look forward to
Plan ahead and prepare a quick, nutritious dinner.
Lack of time and energy during a stressful workweek often prevents us from regularly eating healthy meals, which can set off a vicious cycle. Over time, an unhealthy diet can contribute to the development of lifestyle-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, that further hinder our well-being. Not many of us have the luxury of retiring early or hiring a personal chef, so what can we do to eat well and lower our risk of disease? Planning and making healthy meals ahead of time is an excellent strategy for ensuring that we have nutritious meals on hand during the busy workweek. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, eating healthy portions of high-fibre, low-fat foods and plenty of fruits and vegetables can help us ward off type 2 diabetes by keeping us at a healthy weight. This article features appetizing recipes that are ideal for making ahead of time—with tasty results you’ll look forward to during your busy workweek. They’re wholesome, versatile, can be halved and doubled easily, and are great in lunches and dinners alike. After a few weeks of preparing healthy dishes such as these ahead of time, and then enjoying the nutritious and delicious products of your thoughtful planning, you’ll never want to go back to last-minute meal making. Recipes
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