Sneaky Ways to Eat Healthier
Hello Scott,You’ve probably heard it a thousand times before – “Eat more fruits and vegetables!” But if you’re a lifelong meat and potatoes eater, making that change might not come easily. Developing a taste for fruits and veggies takes time, but it can be done.Here are some tricks for adding fruits and vegetables into your diet:
• Keep fruit in plain sight. When people see food, they tend to eat it. So keep a bowl of fruit in a place where you’ll see it often, like on your kitchen counter, your coffee table, or your desk. That way you’ll always have a healthy snack nearby. If you’re on the run, take an apple or other fruit with you for a snack.
• Get sneaky. Add veggies to what you already eat! Like pasta? Try adding bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, or spinach to the pasta sauce. Add some flavor to your sandwiches with cucumbers, tomatoes, or peppers. Broccoli is a great addition to macaroni and cheese. Or make your favorite soups more interesting by tossing in some veggies.
• Just add dip. Raw vegetables can be tasty snacks when paired with dips like light salad dressings or hummus.
• Start out slow. Try aiming to add a small portion of fruits and vegetables to one meal every day, and once you’re used to that, you can increase the portion size or add some to another meal.Reminder Along with eating healthy, it’s also important to get your medical tests every year. Your doctor can’t help you if they don’t know how you’re doing. So call them soon to see what tests you’re due for!
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