Let's make you some more time.
Finding out ways to make your life work better for you can be tough especially when you google it and you get the same 10 tips every time like 'go to bed earlier', 'exercise first thing', 'do meal preparation'. The reason you get the same 10 tips every time is that these tips are effective. The reason you don't use these tips is because they probably don't fit into your life as you know it. Maybe you go out for lunch every day with the people at work making meal preparation uncalled for, maybe you can't stop watching that television show before bed, maybe you have to set the alarm at least 20 times before you actually get out of bed making it unrealistic for you to get out and exercise. These are all YOUR habits. They bind you into a routine which can seem hard to break but if you clearly and consciously thought about what you're doing and how it benefits your life, they may not seem so necessary and you might find you have room to let in a few of those life-changing tips.
One thing that stops us from changing our habits is time and it is one of the biggest issues when you ask someone why they are not eating properly or why they have not been going to yoga or doing their exercise. Meal preparation is one of those top 10 tips you will read about and it may take a couple of hours on a Sunday but it buys you more time during the week. You won't have to do the rush around every night of the week to rustle up something you can put in your lunch box. Instead you can use that time to go to your yoga class or to sit and unwind with your partner or friend. You are likely to save money as well as feel happier about yourself and your food choices leading to one less stressor playing on your mind. Nutritionally, you are going to get a lot more in which leads to a happy, healthier you. Taking your lunch to work also means you can use your lunch break for something other than eating. You get MORE TIME. Go for a walk with colleagues, get out into the fresh air, just get moving. The outcome? A happy, healthier you.
This zucchini slice recipe is so satisfying and can be kept in the fridge for a week. Cooking this on a Sunday will take no more than an hour and it will serve you well throughout the rest of the week. You can even freeze half for another time and make something else to mix it up. And anyway, cooking on a Sunday is so relaxing. Put on some music, get the people around you involved and enjoy doing something for you.
10 minutes preparation 45 minutes cooking
2 large zucchinis, grated
1 red onion, grated
1/2 cup of fetta
1/2 cup of parmesan
1/4 cup olive oil plus extra for greasing
1 cup chickpea flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
5 eggs, lightly whisked
Season with salt and pepper
Heat oven to 170 degrees and grease a baking dish (or dishes, I split mine over two). Put all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and combine until everything is evenly coated. Pour the mix into the baking dish and put into the oven for 45 minutes or until nicely browned. Leave to cool then cut into desired size slices.