When it comes to healthy eating most folks will agree it can get old quick. There are two pretty immediate reasons for this. Typically due to the strict measures some folks take to clean up their diet, such as completely cutting out everything they find to be so tasty - but is usually labeled as bad food. The other is that the healthy food being switched over to is boring and bland.
Healthy eating doesn’t have to be super strict or boring! Here are a few tips to help guide you in making healthier choices that you might enjoy implementing to your daily routine!
Add Greek Yogurt To Your Diet!
Greek yogurt provides a great nutrient and protein boost, as well as probiotics to keep your digestive health in check.
You can replace the use of sour cream for recipes that call for it! The texture is slightly thicker (depending on the brand you buy) but the resulting flavor is often better! Add Greek yogurt into smoothies, create delicious creamy dressings, or use it in place of sour cream in ranch or onion dips for a tasty and healthier version!
Flavor Your Water!
There are many reasons why keeping track of how much water you drink per day is important. However, the fact is, many of us simply do not drink enough! Proper hydration is essential to good health. You can help keep water from being ’boring’ by infusing it with raspberries, strawberries, lemon, orange, or cucumber to give you a tasty and refreshing treat that is caffeine and sugar-free, allowing you to meet your hydration goals much easier!
Plan Your Meals Ahead Of Time
This seems like a no brainer, but with hectic schedules and ending up ‘too tired to cook’ some days, it’s a true benefit to sticking with a healthier diet plan when mapping out your meals for the week. Research easy and quick to prep recipes that you don’t have to spend so much time on in the kitchen and if you need to, prep more complex meals over the weekend and refrigerate or freeze meal-sized portions.
Experiment with your food, seasonings, and be open to trying new things. Keep your plate ‘colorful’ chock full of your favorite healthy fruits and veggies. When it comes to a dessert or snack that may not be the healthiest, keep the portion to a minimum and compensate the rest of your daily diet to accommodate the potential calorie-dense treat.
We hope these tips help you in your quest for better health!