Did you know the average American works 44 hours per week with a one-way commute of 26 minutes? They also spend 2 hours and 22 minutes on social media and 40 minutes at dinners at least 3 days out of the week. 

If you’re anything like the average American, you’re pretty slammed. In this fast-paced world, we’re always looking for efficiencies. Oftentimes, we sacrifice our diets to make room for everything else. Unfortunately, it’s much more convenient to eat unhealthy when on-the-go.

Believe it or not, there are ways to maintain a healthy diet and pick your kids up from soccer practice on time. It starts with meal prep and maximizing your meals so you’re getting the most out of them as possible. 

Speedy Smoothies

This is a fabulous hack for all smoothie lovers. When you have downtime, make a few of your favorite smoothies. Or the next time you’re making a smoothie, double the recipe. Then, pour it into an ice tray and pop it in the freezer. Next time you’re feeling a smoothie, simply drop the smoothie cubes into your blender with a little milk or water and you’re good to go. Extra tip — you can do the same for soup too!

Streamline with CBD 

Only 23% of Americans meet national exercise guidelines. When trying to get and stay fit, it’s important to find efficiencies so you’re able to block off some gym time on your schedule. Recovery, as we discussed in this post, is one great way to do that. The quicker you can recover, the quicker you can get back in the gym and avoid skip days due to being sore. One of the best ways to incorporate recovery into your diet is CBD. Resilience CBD has some awesome, healthy Resilience Recipes that incorporate CBD. Our personal favorite is their Full Meal Prepped day of CBD

Schedule your Sides

Meal prepping is awesome … if you have a whole evening you can set aside to meal prep each week. One simple hack for the person who decides what to eat for dinner the night of is scheduling your sides. Next time you’re making quinoa, rice, salad, baked potatoes, green beans, etc., double it. You can keep these sides in the fridge all week and eventually use them for another dinner that week. You’re basically meal prepping without spending any extra time doing so! 

Pack in Protein … Powder 

Another way to make your meals more dynamic is protein. It’s no secret that protein is essential when trying to achieve, and maintain progress. If you’re too pressed for time to make meat or something loaded with protein, try flavorless protein powder. You can essentially mix this in with anything: spaghetti sauce, salad dressings, quinoa or rice, yogurt, or bake it into your favorite baked goods to pack some extra protein in your meals.  

You shouldn’t have to compromise your diet in order to meet your demanding schedule. Taking the time to plan your meals and treat your body to proper nutrients will give you the energy you need to get through it while staying on track with your fitness goals.