Healthy Food Tips for a Healthy
As we go about our daily hectic and busy lives, eating sensibly and healthily is getting more difficult as we get less time to prepare our own meals. To add to that, convenient food outlets like fast food restaurants make it easy for people today to just “outsource” their nutrition responsibilities to the restaurant. Unfortunately, these foods are far from healthy, often laden with a high content of salt, sugar and fat.
If you want to live healthily, you need to put health as a priority, and that means changing the way you eat.
Many people think that preparing healthy meals take a lot of time, but that is not often the case. Here are some ways for you to get healthy food on your plate quickly and easily.
#1. Go grocery shopping twice a week to stock up on your fresh meats and vegetables
Making sure your refrigerator is stocked up with the right foods is the first step to a better healthier life. Stop buying those frozen pizzas, and opt for green leafy vegetables and raw meat. Even the leafy vegetables can last 2 to 3 days when stored in refrigeration, so you don’t have to go to the market daily.
If you tend to spend a lot of time in the supermarkets or wet market, you can definitely do with a shopping list. Go in, get the stuff you need, and check out!
#2. Marinate meats before freezing
Meats like chicken or pork often requires marinating before cooking – and that takes time, especially if you need to wait for the frozen food to thaw before you marinate. So as you purchase your fresh meats, get them marinated before you put them into the freezer. That way, all you need to get a good dish is to thaw it, and put it into your pan!
#3. Get wholemeal bread for breakfast
Instead of pancakes and oily sausages and hash browns, consider simple wholemeal bread, butter and jam for breakfast. They are much easier to prepare and have much better food value since wholemeal bread is packed with good fibre.
#4. Use a water bottle for your water
Instead of reaching for the fizzy drink each time you crave for a drink, reach for your bottle of water instead. If you would just replace your sweet soft drink with water for each meal, you can reduce your calorie intake by 450 calories a day easily! If you need some flavor in your drink, try unsweetened teas – the 5 calorie drink way better than the 150 calories in that can.