This post may not be for you. If you live in an apartment or an area where you can't grow your own veggies in a yard, I apologize for leading you down this path, but read on and maybe you will find some useful information.
So my wife and I have spent some good time putting together our garden and both of us working together to keep it going by watering it and tending to it daily. We put our heads together to pick out vegetables that grow well, abundant and are easy to maintain and eat. We don't like spending hours in the garden if we don't have to, but we love going out and grabbing something fresh and eating it right away.
The best thing about having our garden is the ease of keeping on top of eating veggies. I'm a huge fan of peppers, cucumbers and zucchini. Which we have a plethora of. With the peppers and cucumbers, they make amazing snacks that take no time. I usually have some hummus handy and can just bring in a fresh pepper or cucumber, wash it, cut it and go to town dipping it. Bam, a healthy snack down in no time at all with essentially no prep besides washing and cutting.
When it comes to our zucchini, it takes a little more effort. They don't taste great just raw, so what I typically do is bring home som mushrooms and cut up some of my peppers as well and sautee them up in some olive oil to serve on the side of a main dish for lunch or dinner. It takes me less than 10 minutes to get all this done.
Growing a garden is a great idea for those who have the time and patience. It leads to easier healthy eating since things are much more accessible and you never want to waste free good food either.
If you start having too much food around, start bringing some to work and talk with your co-workers about bringing in some to trade with them. Say if they grow kale or mint, you can barter with them to trade your excessive amount of tomatoes for their extras.
Gardening is a fun chore to give you some structure in your down time and really explore healthy eating on your own. You can try out new recipes with the freshest veggies you will find anywhere. I challenge you to start growing your own garden and you will see your health skyrocket and your stress levels come down. Getting into the garden and picking veggies calms me down and makes me a much happier person. I'm sure it will do the same for you.