Have You Ever Resolved To Eat Healthier?
At the beginning of the year, did you resolve to eat healthier? Perhaps, you started off pretty good. Maybe, you loaded your grocery cart with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables - only to throw them away after you realized that you were growing some type of science experiment in your refrigerator! (HA! HA!) That probably happened because you had a plan, but you didn't have a process. Today, I will share with you just 5 simple steps to adding more fruit and vegetables to your diet!
Plan - Incorporate more fruit and vegetables into each meal.
Process - 1) When you go to the grocery store, decide on one fruit/ vegetable that you are sure to eat between grocery visits. Dice, slice or chop that fruit and place it in ziploc bags or small containers. Place them in the fridge so that you can have easy access to them.
2) Eliminate at least one of your usual processed snacks. Simply put - DON'T BUY IT! Replace it with the fruit(s)/vegetable(s)
3) Experiment with various yogurts and dips. Dipping fruit and veggies into dressings, sauces or yogurts is a good way to start eating more of them. This tip is also helpful in encouraging kids to eat more of the good stuff!
4) Include at least one serving of fruit/vegetable with every meal. The more the better!
5) Each week, add another fresh fruit/vegetable to your grocery cart.
Remember the goal is to eat FRESH - as much as possible! Steer away from only eating canned and frozen fruit/ vegetables.