Healthy recipe for Healthy Eating
Do the foods you eat contain all the proteins, minerals and vitamins essentials your body needs?
It is time to take an honest look at what foods you are consuming and how you are consuming them.
It is good to eat three regular meals a day but it is better if you can snack mid morning and mid afternoon. If you can take your lunch to work or school it is more likely that you will eat healthier foods.
I will admit, that having a healthy diet requires more time in the kitchen! Those who know me know that is hard for me but it is necessary to keep my family healthy. Since my son has benefited greatly with this venture of healthy eating, he is willing to help in the kitchen cutting up vegetables which is a huge help.
A healthy diet also requires planning. You have to find healthy recipes and add the ingredients to your shopping list. Many times we find that we have to find food substitutions to avoid foods the kids are allergic to.
We have found that salads are a healthy and essential ingredient for lunch and dinner. Since we eat vegetables at breakfast, sugar snap peas and carrots are an easy choice.
Our salads have mixed greens and a lot of variety with vegetables like red cabbage, carrots, zucchini, cucumber, onions, olives, peppers and more. Left over meat or nuts provide protein.
We occasionally grill, bake or stir fry vegetables for a change. Using different spices has also help add variety.
The hardest part of a healthy diet is giving up foods that you like. Since my son has seen a lessening of his headaches, he motivated to stay on track. However, he still misses his pizza and ice cream!
There is always a healthy alternative for some of you favorite foods. Right now a little Xylitol is great for a little sweetener.
We keep researching different healthy recipes and new ways to prepare foods. It is also fun to try new foods although we do find foods we won’t try again!