Natasha Corrett, Queen of alkaline reveals her top 7 tips for being healthy even when you’re in a hurry!

Prepping ahead on a Sunday night
To stay healthy during a busy week, the number one thing to start doing is to get your prep done on a Sunday night. Roast up lots of different vegetables, cook some grains, pulses and make some delicious salad dressings. So that each night it takes only few minutes to pull a delicious meal together.


Batch cooking
If you are making a soup, curry, stew or sweet treats like brownies or energy balls. Make 4 times the recipes. Freeze it in portion size freezer bags so that you can defrost when you are tired in a hurry and don’t have time to cook.


Blend your smoothie when you brush your teeth
If, like me you like to start your day with a wonderful green smoothie but don’t have much time in the morning, rushing to work or getting the kids ready for school. Put all your ingredients into a blender the night before with the water and then put into the fridge. In the morning all you have to do is blend and put into a bottle and take with you to work or on the school run.


Make a batch of Bircher on a Sunday
Breakfast is such an important meal of the day so if you are in a hurry make a big batch of bircher muesli in the morning. It will keep for up to 5 days and gets sweeter and sweeter as the week goes on. Either put them into small pots so you can grab and go in the morning or enjoy with the rest of the family


Quick flavour tips
Making a batch of pesto and freezing it into ice-cubes means you can add delicious herby flavours to stocks, stews, hummus or pasta within minutes of defrosting


Make your own stock cubes
If you make your own stock cubes it saves time chopping and weighout things like onion, garlic and all your spices as you just need to freeze them into ice-cube trays and pop one out to create the base of any dish.


Quick dishes for the whole family
By prepping for the family you can create dishes for everyone. Roasting a sweet potato for example can be used for the adults in all sorts of recipes, however if you have little ones you can even use the roasted potato and blend it into a purée for weaning. Mash it for mash potato as a side, mix it in with pasta or rice noodles, make into pancakes for kids or use it as a topping for a pie. It takes less time at the end of a long day.


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