Breakfast: a blueberry muffin. Lunch: a slice of pizza. Dinner: burger and fries. Don't you ever sit down and eat right? Where are the greens? The complex carbs? On-the- go meals are easy but often translate into a recipe for weight gain and low energy.
Carving out time in the day to sit at the table to eat properly can be tough. It takes some thought and time to eat right, but it's not impossible. If you shop and plan wisely, you’ll do less impulsive eating and a lot more wise dining. Here are a few easy suggestions to improve your eating habits:
- Keep the fridge full of easy-to-go fruits and vegetables for snacking.
- Tired of carrots? Crunch a spicy radish.
- Try fat-free, low-calorie sorbets instead of ice cream, pretzels instead of potato chips.
- Keep easy to snip, fresh parsley (packed with vitamin c) on hand to dress up meals and salads.
- For breakfast, try plain calcium-rich yogurt with a teaspoon of granola and a half a banana.
- Love sandwiches? Switch to pita or whole-grain bread.
- When cooking, always double the recipe. There's nothing better than leftovers in the freezer.
- Wherever possible find shortcuts—refrigerated pasta or sauces, high-quality frozen food and prepared foods.
- Eliminate time-consuming meal preparation and you'll be rewarded with more time to sit at the table and enjoy the meal--and those around you.