Eating Healthy And Snack Ideas To Help You Stick To Your New Healthy Eating Goals
Eating Healthy at Home has been the talk of the town ever since Julia Child taught us that carrots should never be eaten raw. The mere mention of carrots brings on strong memories of childhood summers spent washing vegetables in a bucket, hoping to rid ourselves of unsightly fleas and other insects. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to incorporate fruits and vegetables into our healthy eating plans without sacrificing taste. There are dozens of delicious recipes available online or at book stores for carrot salads, vegetable toast, vegetable soup…the list is endless. In fact, it might be fun to make your own carrot cake.
To make healthy food choices
that still taste great, though, it may be best to follow the adage: Less is more. When it comes to eating healthy food choices, there’s no need to fill your stomach. If eating healthy often seems daunting, it really does not need to be.
For instance, instead of oatmeal for your morning eggs
try skipping the whole grain versions and enjoy some fresh fruit or even a bowl of cereal with a cup of milk or juice in the afternoon. If you like your morning eggs cooked in fat, try toast topped with a slice of whole-grain toast for a healthier alternative. When it comes to breakfast foods, fruits and vegetables are better for you than any kind of sugary snack, whether it comes from a box or your morning cereal.
Of course, if you are eating healthy snacks during the day
it’s always best to choose whole grain options. This will help keep foods such as muffins, cereals, granola bars, and yogurt from clogging your arteries and making you fat. Whole grain products also are better for you than their white counterparts, so stick with oatmeal and bread instead of cookies, bagels, and other white enriched snacks.
Eating a healthy breakfast
is important, but it can also become unhealthy at times. If you’re hungry between meals, snacking between meals is even worse. By choosing healthy snacks such as yogurt, nuts, and fruit, you can keep your snack portions small enough to avoid snacking, while still packing on the calories.
With all this advice
you should now have much better eating and snack ideas. Eating healthy food should be easy and enjoyable, not difficult and dull. The snacks that you choose need to be quick and easy but filling and nutritious at the same time. Once you begin to put these healthy eating ideas into practice, you’ll find that eating healthy starts to become second nature.