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Eat Healthy Even When You Don’t Have Time to Cook

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Jan 20, 2014 | Download Audio

Dr. Rodgers provides tips to save you time and money as you try to eat healthy.


Eating healthy may seem really difficult when you don’t have much time to cook and you’re on a tight budget. Good news – I have some tips.  

Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.

Eating well doesn't have to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money. Here are some things for you to try:

  • Start your day with a bowl of whole grain cereal with low-fat or fat-free milk, or yogurt and fruit. 
  • Invite your kids to join you when shopping for food and cooking meals. They are more likely to eat the foods they help prepare.
  • Buy fruits and vegetables that are in season. You’ll notice that they often taste better and even cost less. 
  • And, check the newspaper or the Internet for grocery specials and coupons. 
To learn more tips to help you shop for and prepare healthier food choices, follow us on Twitter @HealthyMoments​. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the NIH.

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