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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Wilson

Convenience Foods

The ultimate time saver, healthy convenience foods.

And sharing a BONUS, free recipe! It’s ok to purchase and eat convenience foods especially if these foods are in alignment with your dietary needs. Let me explain further.

There’s a lot of pressure in food culture to buy organic, farm fresh, just picked, grown close to home foods. These are great options but is this realistic for everyone? Not all of us have access to these ways of buying groceries. It can be unaffordable, inaccessible and unrealistic to think all people can eat this way. If you have the money, transportation and live on a farm that is built so that you don’t have to shop, you’re the anomaly.

Food that is convenient to purchase, in your budget and quick to cook can help with our busy lives. These foods aren’t necessarily lower quality or 'unhealthy,' they’re merely a quicker way for you to eat and prepare the foods you love, conveniently!

Some of these foods include (but not limited to), all fruits and vegetables available in your area either fresh or frozen, pre-cooked rice in ready-to-cook packets, microwaveable popcorn, instant oatmeal, rice cakes, protein powder, tuna fish snack packs.

Ultimately, you need to do what works for your budget, you and your family and your dietary likes or restrictions. Keep it simple.

Here are some of my favourite convenient food that are both affordable and accessible. Click the names to see them:

  1. Uncle Ben’s pre-cooked, ready to heat rice packs. So many options!

  2. Canadian Protein Whey Isolate in any flavour.

  3. Quaker Rice Cakes my favourites are caramel chocolate chip and tomato basil.

With a few convenient basics in your pantry, you can create quick snacks and save time when making meals. One of my favourite snack recipes is to create a protein sauce and put it on top of my rice cakes.

Here’s a recipe for you:

2 Quaker caramel chocolate chip rice cakes

20g Canadian Protein maple flavour whey protein powder 80g 0% Greek Yogurt

Combine the maple protein powder with the greek yogurt and evenly top your rice cakes.

Recipe macros using MM+ tracking app: Calories: 251 P:25.8 C: 30.1 F: 2.7

Take a load off friends and do what works for you. For more posts like this, check out the blog and view all the free downloadable Cheat Sheets too.

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