5 Ways to Make Eating Healthy Easy
1. Be Prepared:
This one is KEY. Half the problem with healthy food is that it’s not easy to grab when you’re in a hurry or just want a snack. All you have to do is buy all of your produce and get it “snack ready.” I try to buy it all on Sunday and then put it into snack bags or bowls that are ready to be eaten throughout the week. I make berry bowls full of different berries and sometimes I make melon snack bags filled with cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon. Then, instead of reaching for chips, I reach for a berry bag!
2. Get Rid of the Junk:
If you have a serious weakness for something, quit buying it. No one is forcing you to eat it and likely the only person who keeps putting it in your pantry is you. This one takes some self control, I get that, but just stop buying it.
3. Try New Things:
Eating healthy requires you to think outside the box. For example, I made zucchini pasta the other day and it was amazing. Never in my life did I think I would be doing that but, I can’t eat pasta and I was craving it. Think ahead and spend some real time collecting healthy recipes. That’s what makes pinterest so great, you can create your own online cookbook full of new, healthy recipes!
4. Try Water Again:
I was living on Diet Coke for a long time just to get me through. What I didn’t realize was that my anxiety was through the roof and I fueling it daily with caffeine. I went cold turkey. I went from a minimum of 3 cans of pop a day to none. Just like that it was over. Why? Because I was sick and I was floored to find out that what I put into my body was causing it. There are so many water flavorings that you can add to your water to make it taste even better if plain is not your thing. For me personally, I learned to like it. Get a cool water bottle and keep it with you!
5. Keep it in Season:
If you want to save money and get the best taste out of your fruits and veggies, be sure to buy them in season. There is a good time and a not so good time to buy produce, buy what is in season and plan your menu around that. You’ll be eating healthy, saving money and you’ll be trying new things which, believe it or not, is a good thing! Click here to find out what fruits and vegetables are in season right now.
Eating healthy does not have to break the bank, it simply takes a little creativity!