Tips for Eating Healthy

Eating for health can be difficult to discern these days. I could go on and on about eat this, don’t eat this, but basically I can say it in three words. EAT REAL FOOD! Eat food that is “close to the sun”. What does that mean? Eat foods that are in their most natural state. Eat foods that are one or two ingredients, not refined, not processed, no additives, no chemicals….just real food. This may sound hard to do at first, but really it is just as easy as preparing boxes of foods with labels that have ingredients that you can’t even pronounce. The internet has millions of recipes for foods made with real ingredients. Don’t have time you say, too expensive. Not really! If you plan ahead, and cook one or two days a week, you can have fabulous meals waiting after a long day. Some time management, priority setting and enjoying feeling great is all you need. This can be a wonderful way to connect with your children as they help you to cook healthy meals. By getting them involved they are much more likely to try healthy items they have helped to prepare. Quality of food is the most important thing you can do for yourself in terms of health care! Yes it is more expensive to buy a nice piece of grass-fed, organic meat from a happy animal, humanely raised, but instead of making a big steak, prepare a pot of stew on Sunday that you can heat up after work several days that week. A good tip to remember is to wash all of your fresh fruits and vegetables when you get home from the store so you can just throw together a salad in a few minutes when you get home from work tired. Save some meat or grains from a previous meal to put on top and have a nutritionally balanced meal in no time. If you cook a whole chicken on your day off, have some for dinner, save some for sandwiches or salads, make a broth from the bones and a lovely pot of soup, you will not only save money, but be eating well. Hard boil some eggs and keep them in the fridge for a quick snack. Have some trail mix or nuts in your car and purse for those times when cravings hit and you are not at home Bring health and wellness along with quality family time back into your life, your body will thank you in the end!

Submitted by Tricia @ Nutrition by Tricia

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