You’re a busy person. It’s hard to make time for eating, especially healthy eating. Healthy eating can seem more time consuming. It’s something that typically has to be planned for. When you’re in a hurry, you’ll be more inclined to grab what’s fast and easy, i.e. fast food, takeout, or snacks from the vending machine. They’re quick. You can grab and go, get fed, and move on.

Eating like this on occasion may not be detrimental, but over time it can add up. Instead, choose a healthier way. First, start off your day with a healthy fix. Breakfast is a very important foundation for your day. It helps to set the pace for how you’ll feel and how you’ll perform the rest of the day. It provides you with energy to get moving and helps keep you fueled till lunch. There are plenty of quick fixes for the morning that are also healthy. Try a piece of whole grain toast spread with almond butter and slices of banana. You could whip up some scrambled eggs, or an egg sandwich to-go on whole grain toast with avocado spread. If you want something really quick, make a casserole ahead of time, something you can just cut, heat up, and eat in the morning.

Take this smart eating with you throughout the day. Keep healthy snacks available like almond packs, hummus to-go packs, raisins, granola, and cheese sticks. When you have something healthy within easy reach you can skip the vending machine and the tempting treats it has to offer. When it comes to meals, have your food prepped ahead of time or have it delivered from a restaurant nearby that offers healthy selections. If you go out to eat, be sure to choose grilled meats instead of fried, and opt for water over soda.

When you’re in a hurry it can be tempting to skip eating, eat while you’re on the job, or make unhealthy food choices. None of which are good for your overall wellness. Take time, even if it’s just a little, to eat good foods. Make it convenient and ready for when you need it, so you’ll be able to get everything accomplished without sacrificing your health.