Healthy Eating Habits
101 tips and tricks to develop healthier eating habits to jump-start your own efforts.
Enjoy "Sunday breakfast" in smaller amounts: one egg, one piece of toast, and one strip of bacon, instead of two to three of each.
Pick a different raw veggie each week for afternoon snacking at the office: carrot sticks, bell pepper strips, or cucumber slices. Enjoy with a small amount (1 TBS) of hummus or nut butter if you're heading for a post-work gym visit!
Substitute applesauce OR mashed cooked beets for all or part of the oil or butter in sweet baked goods. This works very well in muffins and quick breads.
Sprinkle parmesan cheese or chile powder on hot popcorn instead of butter and salt.
Instead of butter and jelly, try half a smashed avocado on whole grain toast for a satisfying, healthier-fat breakfast.
For dessert, serve cooked fruit with a sauce of plain yogurt mixed with a little maple syrup. Just microwave sliced unpeeled apples with cinnamon, to enjoy apple-pie taste in just two minutes.
Make your own salad dressing—after a while, the bottled kind won't even compare, tastewise! Check out different recipes for dressings here.
For healthy homemade pizzas, top whole grain pita with tomato sauce, cheese, piles of vegetables, and a little drizzle of olive oil. Cook at 375°F for about 20 minutes and you've got your own in-house pizza party!
On weekends, make a pot of soup for the week ahead. Carrot ginger soup... potato leek chowder... lentil soup... cream of broccoli soup... Freeze into single or double serving portions, and you can grab one for a quick lunch fix or for dinner on a night when you're squeezed for time.
Keep homemade trail mix in an airtight container in the kitchen. Every week top it off, changing up the mix of nuts and dried fruits. No time for breakfast? Grab a handful. Heading for the airport? Fill a baggie for the plane. Running on fumes and dinner's not ready? Hit the trail mix. A small amount is very filling, and it's always ready and waiting.