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7 Tips For Healthy Eating

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We all know we should eat healthy. What stops us?

Sometimes we think we have to give up the best-tasting foods in order to do so. Simple, healthy gourmet food proves that theory wrong.

Other times, we feel we don’t have the time or energy to cook our own healthy meals. Simple 30 minutes recipes, along with doubling recipes in order to build up a reserve of healthy freezer food, takes care of that problem.

And sometimes we think eating healthy is more expensive. Careful shopping of in season produce and watching for sales on other foods, however, makes gourmet healthy foods budget-friendly.

Now that you’re free of excuses, here are some tips to make eating healthier a whole lot easier.

 

1. Go Whole Grain

Substituting refined, white flour products like white bread for whole grain products is an excellent first step to healthier eating. When cooking, try multi-grain pasta if you don’t like the taste and texture of whole grain.

And in rice recipes, always use brown rice.

Whole Grain

 

2. Buy In-season Vegetables

They are cheaper and often more nutritious. Frozen vegetables can be a bit more expensive, but are frozen at their peak of freshness and are therefore even more nutritious than fresh grocery store produce.

Frozen vegetables are also easy to add to stews, soups, stir fry, casseroles, and many other dishes. Try making one dinner each week a vegetarian meal; this ups your intake of vegetables and cuts back on expensive meats.

In-season Vegetables

 

3. Buy In-season Fruit

Avoid canned fruit with added sugar; select canned fruits in water.

In-season Fruit

 

4. Eat Low-fat Diary Products

Unless you’re feeding young children or a doctor has recommended you eat otherwise, select low-fat diary products. Just be sure to read labels, because some low-fat products are packed with unhealthy sodium.

Also, cook with skim milk. (Powdered milk is skim, has a long shelf life, and is less expensive than fresh milk.)

Low-fat Diary Products

 

5. Choose Lean Meats

Like round eye, top round, bottom round, top loin, top sirloin, and chuck shoulders. When selecting pork, choose the leaner cuts of ham, pork loin, tenderloin, and center loin.

Consider lamb, too; it’s generally healthier than beef or pork.

Choose Lean Meats

 

6. Select Skinless Poultry Breasts

Avoid dark poultry meat. Turkey and chicken are healthier than duck and goose.

Select Skinless Poultry Breasts

 

7. Eat More Seafood

A healthy blend of sole, bass, scallops, prawns, tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, and mushrooms.

Packed with essential vitamins and minerals, this easy to prepare dish helps you get your daily dose of vegetables.

For breakfast, lunch, or dinner, eggs are a healthy way to get protein.

Eat More Seafood

 

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