Eating healthy is the biggest challenge we face; especially with the emergence, in fact revolution of fast food chains. What we eat is critical for our health. Everyone strives to eat healthy but it is a daunting task. Mostly because the concept of eating healthy is largely misunderstood – it is more about the habit rather than the content. You can “healthily” eat almost anything.
If you prepare smoothies for breakfast, make sure they have fat and protein for staying power. A slush of fruit, spinach, and almond milk might be sweet and refreshing, but it’s almost all carbs. Meaning, you’ll be super hungry in just a couple of hours. Add Greek yogurt, nut butter, nuts, avocado, or protein powder to your smoothie, and it’ll keep you full through lunch.
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Try making your own condiments from scratch. They’ll have fewer ingredients and they’ll probably taste better. Homemade mayonnaise doesn’t necessarily have fewer calories, but it tastes fresher and doesn’t have the sugar or stabilizers you’ll often find in the store-bought versions. And use homemade ketchup with deep, rich flavor that you’ll probably end up needing less.
For dinner, swap denser carbs like bread, rice, and potatoes for cauliflower. The resulting dish will have a similar flavor profile, often with fewer calories and fewer carbs. A big batch of roasted cauliflower salad in your fridge is an excellent alternative to the I-have-nothing-to-eat chips and salsa dinner.
Use your slow cooker for healthy options, not just heavy rich ones. You think meaty chili, ribs and more chunky meats when it comes to slow cookers. Let loose on the hefty meals by trying some lighter options like slow cooked lean meats. Ditch the creams in soups for a broth or lentil base starter. Swap out meat items for vegetables and legumes. Make lettuce wraps out of pulled pork/chicken instead of slopping it between buns.
For eating a healthier Tex-Mex dinner, pile your favorite burrito ingredients into zucchini boats. Zucchini has fewer carbs and calories than traditional tortillas, plus they count toward your daily vegetable count.
Swap sugary peanut butter for the natural, sugar-free kind. Lots of store-bought peanut butter has added ingredients like sugar and hydrogenated vegetable oils. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to find natural peanut butter in any supermarket. Look for an ingredient list that’s either just peanuts, or peanuts and salt. Or, you can make your own with nothing but peanuts and a food processor.
Watch the drinks! No need to go utterly sober on yourself if you can’t keep away the pints and bubbles, but try to make it a point to keep an eye on the calories. It can be quite a turning point! It is worth mentioning here that the smallest size of Coke’s can contains 90 calories. That is a nightmare if you are looking to stay in shape. Alternatively you should look into soda water! Literally no calories, no sugar, and just as satisfying as any other carbonated drink.
Spike up today’s breakfast by last night’s leftovers. Use meat and/or vegetables from dinner along with eggs for a filling frittata or with potatoes for a delicious hash.
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