We all know that we need to eat healthier. We know we should make changes to our daily diets. From reducing fat and sugar intake to cutting carbs, many are looking for extra steps they can take in the kitchen to improve their health.
Eating healthier is easier than most realize. Whether you are picking up food at the grocery store or through the drive-thru, you can take simple steps to make healthier food choices. And without sacrificing time, flavor and any other concerns you may have!
5 Manageable Daily Diet Changes to Eat Healthier
Next time you order pizza, skip the sausage or pepperoni. Create a “salad” pizza instead. Choose vegetables like spinach, artichokes, onions and tomatoes. Try whole wheat crust, too.
If you’re more in the mood for Chinese, choose steamed tofu and vegetables over fried meat dishes. Request brown rice in place of white, too.
Always have some cans of beans on hand. Use them in your favorite soup, salad or pasta sauce for a quick fiber fix. I love making a salad with whole grains, veggies and beans! The different flavors and textures make the dish a real treat for my tastebuds 🙂
Feel like having fruit juice? Drink water to quench your thirst, then enjoy a whole piece of fruit for extra fiber and chewing satisfaction.
Hungry for a snack? Rather than eating a snack bar or chips, grab a whole food like fruit or veggies. Sweet peppers, apples, berries or carrots make excellent snacks. If you must have a dip to go with those raw veggies, use hummus instead of ranch dressing. Not in the mood for fruit or veggies, how about a couple ounces of cheese?!
Bonus! Another Simple Daily Dietary Change
A big way to add more health to your diet is to increase fiber intake. Most people today are not getting enough daily fiber in their diets. It is recommended that we get 25-38 grams of fiber per day. But most only average 15 grams daily. That’s less than half the recommended allowed for many.
Try incorporating a fiber supplement into your meals. I like to add a packet of AdvoCare’s Fiber to my breakfast smoothie. It comes in citrus and peaches ‘n cream flavors. Unflavored is also available and that’s what I use. One packet has 10 grams of fiber, both soluble and insoluble fiber. I don’t even know it’s in the smoothie and I just added almost half of my needed daily fiber!
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There are also many other fiber supplements at your local pharmacy or grocery store that you can use. It may just be the simple boost you need to eat healthier.
What simple changes to your daily diet do you make to eat healthier? I’d love to share your suggestions with everyone! You can leave your comments below.
And don’t forget, if you aren’t sure of what you are doing in the kitchen but want to eat healthier, you can sign up for my FREE Cooking Basics how-to-tips! You’ll get an email every week for an entire year. That’s 52 helpful kitchen tips! Everything from how to make the perfect fried egg to different ways to prepare fish and how to freeze those fruits & veggies you find at the market.
Enjoy and Be Healthy!