Eating Healthy At Home


eating healthy1It will take more effort from you when it comes to eating healthy at home. However, you can reduce the amount of time you spend preparing foods for eating healthy. With simple preparation, eating healthy can be fun and rewarding.

Then in time eating healthy will be a reflex action that will be common place in your home. Something we all strive for. To that end, here are five steps to help your family in your quest for eating healthy.

  1. Throw out everything in your pantry and kitchen cabinets that consist of unhealthy processed foods.
  2. Read labels as you buy new foods to catch hidden sources of refined sugar and additives like MSG.
  3. As you run out of items, write it down on a shopping list so you don’t forget. After time you will have the list in your head. You will soon know what to get to keep eating healthy.
  4. Bring your family steps closer to eating healthy by planning one meatless meal per week to start. Include one dessert that is made up of mostly fresh fruit. Then advance to two meals per week with two fruit desserts and so on.
  5. Always keep staple stock healthy foods in your kitchen. For example Brown or wild rice. Quinoa and whole wheat flour, banana’s and apples. In other words you should have enough stock healthy foods to make a last-minute meal if you have to.

Eating Healthy In The Pantry

eating healthy2Things you should have in your pantry include:

  • Extra virgin olive oil and other cold pressed healthy oils (organic if you can)
  • Organic dried beans or canned beans and other canned vegetables of all varieties. Stay away from ones with animal fat and added salt.
  • Whole grain breads, crackers, pasta, and cereals.
  • Natural seasonings without added salt. Make sure it is non-irradiated.
  • Organic nuts and seeds.
  • Organic potatoes, onions, and garlic

eating healthy4The term organic simply means that the produce was grown without pesticides and fertilizers. It was grown naturally. If you can’t get organic produce, regular is fine. Make sure you wash them well before eating. The important thing in eating healthy is an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and grains.

Eating Healthy In Your Fridge

It is easy to fill your fridge with unhealthy options. Here are things you should always keep in your fridge if you want to be eating healthy.

  • Frozen Vegetables. Frozen is better than canned. If you have a choice go frozen.eating healthy3
  • Soy, cashew, almond, or rice milk.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables. Get just enough to last 3-4 days. You don’t want to get too much so that it doesn’t go bad before you get a chance to eat it.
  • Water and 100% juices. Make your own juices if possible and store it in the fridge or freezer.
  • Vegetarian meats

Before you shop make sure that you have eaten a well balanced meal containing plenty of fiber. This is so that you are not hungry while you are shopping. Being hungry will likely make eating healthy more challenging. Also, don’t forget your shopping list. Impulse buying is one of the biggest killers of eating healthy.

Follow these simple steps and your house will have everything it needs for you and your family to begin eating healthy.

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