Most of us know how important it is to eat a varied diet that is high in fruits and vegetables and high quality protein. But when we are used to eating in a certain way, it can be easier said than done to add healthy variety to our meals. The following tips can make it easy to vary your diet with foods that are good for your health.
- Fill half of the plate with fruits and vegetables for each meal or snack.
- Eat eggs for breakfast: Eggs are a good source of high quality protein and many important nutrients.
- Store frozen vegetables and fruits to speed up the preparation of meals. Choose fruits and vegetables without the addition of sugar or other high-calorie ingredients.
- Fill a bowl of whole grain oatmeal with fruit, nuts and seeds.
- Replace spinach, mushrooms or onions with half of the cheese in your omelets to add volume and reduce fat.
- Replace half of the meat or cheese in your sandwiches with vegetables.
- Add vegetables to your minced meat loaf, chili, stew or pasta sauce. Zucchini and finely grated carrots work well.
- Add chopped fruits and vegetables to your chicken or tuna salad: Cucumbers, celery, grated carrots, apples, grapes, dried cranberries and pineapple are all excellent additions.
- Snacks on blueberries, strawberries, carrots, broccoli and other fruits and vegetables.
- Do not go with a grocery store without a list and do not get hungry. This strategy can help you make healthier choices and also save money.
- When shopping for fruit, vary your choices so that you do not get tired of them. Sometimes try more exotic fruits, such as mango, kiwi or fresh pineapple.
- Store fresh fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator, ready to catch and go. toss them in the blender with a certain yogurt, vanilla, whey protein powder or whatever tastes to your taste buds.
- Ditch your favorite fast food restaurant for a restaurant with healthier options. Eating out does not have to be unhealthy.
- Eat whole fruits instead of drinking juice: In addition to vitamins, antioxidants and water, whole fruits are full of fiber. Because sugar melts more slowly, common fruits do not usually cause blood sugar spikes and crashes. The same cannot be said of fruit juices.
- Eat your greens first: You are more likely to finish your greens if you eat them at the beginning of a meal when you are hungry.
- Go for Greek yogurt: Greek style yogurt is thicker, creamier and contains more protein. It also contains fewer carbohydrates and less lactose than regular yogurt.
- Buy Wholemeal Bread: Whole grains are a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. There are many good varieties of wholemeal bread to choose from.
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