Thursday, January 3, 2013

Healthy Eating Series part 1

 One of those new year's resolutions often is to eat healthier. Now that it is January, are you working on this? To be honest I try not to make this resolution instead, I try to make small changes. So in the next few weeks I'll talk about what healthy changes we try to implement at our house.

Healthy Foods to add to your diet


Oatmeal

Eating a bowl of unsweetened oatmeal in the morning will help to fill you up and keep you feeling full longer. Plus its high fiber content will help to keep your digestive system working properly. If you prefer, add some fresh berries for sweetness.

Almonds
Snacking on almonds will help satisfy hunger and the need for crunchiness. 24 almonds is a good serving size that will fill you up and keep you from munching on sweets or potato chips.

Whey Protein
Protein powder isn’t just for body builders. Whey protein contains amino acids that help build muscle and burn body fat. Add 2 teaspoons to a fruit smoothie, low-fat milk, or yogurt for a belly fat burning treat!

Fresh Berries
Nothing is prettier than a bowl of fresh berries. But did you know that they also contain a ton of fiber which is very good for your digestive system? Next time you need a sweet snack, grab some blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and black berries.

Eggs
Eggs are protein packed little packages. Research shows that eating eggs every day for breakfast helps you lose more weight than cereal or bagels.

Beans and legumes

Beans, such as black, pinto and kidney, are packed full of protein and fiber. Instead of beef tacos for dinner, make bean burritos.

Tuna and Salmon
Our bodies break down proteins better than carbs, and tuna and salmon are high in omega-3 fatty acids which helps us to burn off the fat. Instead of a tuna sandwich, make a tuna salad with mustard, onion, and pickles on a bed of lettuce.
See the rest in our healthy eating series:
Part 2- High Protein and High Fiber Foods

See our healthy meal tips.  

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