It’s no secret that eating healthier foods is a part of living a healthy lifestyle, but when most people think about switching up their diet and eating healthier, they often over exaggerate what it really means. In fact, you can sustain a healthy diet that is full of flavor and delicious foods, as opposed to the bland meals that most people attribute to eating healthier foods. Luckily, in today’s post, we will discuss a few tips for healthy eating that you can use to create healthy meals and make healthier choices on a regular basis.
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Energize With Grains
Most diets will tell you to stay away from foods that are high in carbohydrates such as bread, pasta, and cereal. However, carbohydrates are your body’s main source of energy, and it needs that energy to function throughout the day. That being said, there are good carbohydrates and there are bad carbohydrates. Good carbohydrates provide your body with the energy and nutrients it needs to function, and these can be found in whole-grain or whole-wheat pastas, breads, and even in vegetables and nuts. For this reason, if you want to start eating healthier but you don’t want to give up on sandwiches or pasta, make sure you buy whole-grain versions of those items.
Maximize Nutrient-Packed Foods
Along the same lines of energizing with grains, make sure you’re eating a variety of nutrient-packed foods throughout the day. When you’re on the go or you don’t have time to sit down for a meal, it can be easy to reach for food that is high in convenience and low in nutrients such as a sugary granola bar, fast food, or even some protein shakes. Instead, make sure you’re reaching for foods that are high in the nutrients your body craves, such as fruits, veggies, whole-grain bread (as we mentioned above), or a cup of low-fat or fat-free yogurt. All of these foods are just as convenient as your favorite on-the-go snacks, but they are healthier and packed full of nutrients.
Don’t Shop Without a List
Everyone knows the dangers of shopping when you’re hungry — your body seems to gravitate towards whatever food is closest on the shelf. However, you may find that you have the same problem if you try shopping without a list.
If you plan out your meals and make a list of all the ingredients that you need to make those meals during the week, it’s much more difficult to deviate. On the other hand, if you have an idea of some of the meals you want to make during the week and you go to the store and try to wing it, not only do you run the risk of forgetting some of the essential ingredients you need, but you may also find it more difficult to make healthier choices.
Vary Your Fruits and Veggies
You may have a really great track record for always having fruits and veggies available at home for when you need a snack or a side for your meal. Unfortunately, what happens all too often is that people will buy the same fruits and veggies when they go to the store, which can get boring over time. If you’re tired of having the same fruits and veggies day after day, you may start turning to less healthy options when you’re feeling hungry. Instead, consider mixing up what you buy at the store. Add a little variety to your healthy options by trying a new fruit you’ve never had before, or consider adding a little seasoning to your favorite veggies to give them a new flavor! Changing up your routine even a little bit can make eating healthy exciting again.
Upgrade Your Favorite Fast Food Restaurant
Cooking at home may be the better option, but let’s face it, it can also get a little boring after a while. Eating out is a great way to give yourself a break and try some different foods that you may not be able to make on your own. That being said, you shouldn’t use eating out as an excuse to binge on fast food. Instead, consider eating at a restaurant with a more diverse menu. Even if you decide to get a burger for dinner, you can make small substitutions that make your meal a little healthier, such as steamed veggies instead of fries or the sauce on the side instead of right on the burger. If you really want to make a commitment to eating healthier, you can always order food from Greenspot Salad Company! We offer a diverse menu of deliciously healthy options that are sure to satisfy your taste buds.
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At Greenspot Salad Company, we make eating healthy easy and tasty. Our menu is packed full of healthy meals, from delicious salads to scrumptious flatbreads, and we are proud to be your go-to on nights where you need a break from cooking at home. Explore our menu to find the right healthy meal to satisfy your hungry tummy, and place your order in Sorrento Valley, 4S Ranch, or Mission Valley today.
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