The 3rd Habit in my 5-Habits of Healthy, Resilient People Program is Eat Your Medicine. This concept can sometimes be a bit of a challenge to coordinate for 3 meals a day and I am often asked for help with meal prep and planning ideas. I love variety and creativity in my meal planning, so I wanted to share a few ideas to help you on your way to better nutrition.
A few simple things to consider in making healthy meal choices are:
• Plant-centered is best. Fruits and vegetables are low in calorie, low in saturated fat, nutrient-dense, and offer much-needed fiber to keep our bodies functioning optimally. Fill half or more of your plate with fresh vegetables and watch your health improve.
• Whole-Grains beat out refined flour and sugar. I like romaine lettuce instead of bread, as well as quinoa, cauliflower rice, spaghetti squash, and zucchini noodles instead of pasta. Stick to ¼ of your plate containing carbohydrates and very limited sugar to maintain a healthy waistline.
• Try Lean Protein like fish and tofu to decrease calories, saturated fat and add in delicious variety to your meals. Fill ¼ of your plate with good quality, lean protein for optimal energy.
• Healthy Fats like extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and fresh avocado are great fats to add to any meal instead of butter, mayonnaise, and sugary sauces.
Try these resources and let me know what you think!
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