Healthy Eating 101 (Part II)

Healthy Eating 101 (Part II)

Basic tips for eating healthy!

Turn off the Stove

That’s right—shut down the heat a full three minutes before you think you should. Overcooking removes flavor and nutrients. The food will keep cooking for a while after you remove it from the stove or oven, so let it sit a few minutes before serving.

Use Real Food

Use organic sugar instead of sugar substitutes, fresh fruits and vegetables instead of processed foods.  If God made it, it has to be better for you.

Think Before You Drink

The average person consumes more than 400 calories a day from beverages and that includes about 10 teaspoons of added sugar from soft drinks. Swap out juice and soda for no-cal drinks like unsweetened tea and water, you could lose up to 40 pounds in a year.

Stash a Snack

If you’re carrying something that’s healthy and portion controlled, you can head off a snack attack like a 500-calorie muffin. Pack light cheese, raw almonds, a packet of dry cereal, or a piece of fruit on the go.

Be an Egghead

Boil a few eggs to snack on.Eggs have only 70 calories and provide protein, vitamin D, iron, and sometimes omega-3s.

Whip Up Your Own Salad Dressing 

It’s easy.  Many premade dressings have water and high-fructose corn syrup as the primary ingredients.  Make your own dressing using oil, mustard, and balsamic vinegar or lime juice. The basic formula is roughly three parts oil to one part vinegar, or half oil and half lime or lemon juice.  You can also find some great homemade dressing recipes on our website.

Part I:  http://www.firstplace4health.com/live_it/467/healthy_eating_101_(part_i)

Part III:  http://www.firstplace4health.com/live_it/469/healthy_eating_101_(part_iii)

Leave a Reply