Eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated!
Are you looking for simple ways to be healthier? Does the thought of strict dieting, green smoothies, and juicing make you feel overwhelmed? Why not start with these 5 simple steps to healthier eating? You can easily start practicing these subtle changes and create good eating habits that can last a lifetime!
Instead of sour cream, switch to plain Greek yogurt. Often sour cream has a lot of filler and isn’t as healthy as we’d like. Greek yogurt tastes almost the same, can replace sour cream in every recipe (in my experience), and the best part is that it is healthier! It is not only packed full of probiotics, but also contains a lot of protein per serving. You can’t beat that!
Instead of flavored coffee creamers that is full of ingredients you can’t even pronounce, let alone know where they come from, switch to real cream (or half & half) for your coffee or tea. When paired with some flavored liquid stevia drops, you can create some very tasty creamers. You only need a few of the concentrated stevia drops per serving, so one bottle will last a long time even with frequent use! Worried about the high fat content in cream? Healthy fats are actually good for you and necessary for a healthy body… from your brain to your hair & skin. Who doesn’t want healthier hair & skin? I know I do!
If you are not on a grain-restricting diet, one step to better health is to make some easy homemade bread (and it is cheaper, too). I often mix up a batch of simple refrigerator bread dough in a mere 10-minutes for 4 loaves of fresh bread or a couple dozen dinner rolls! Click HERE for a tutorial on how to make my favorite recipe. The simple ingredients (only 3 + water!) are easy to keep on hand.
I know that when I eat pasta, I am left feeling bloated and sludgy. Yuck! I remedied that by switching to spaghetti squash. When baked properly, it turns out delicious. I have both undercooked and overcooked spaghetti squash and it was not quite as good. Live and learn. You can top it with traditional meat sauce, butter and cheese, or whatever else you love. Other squash will work, too. For example, zucchini is delicious when sliced and sautéed with a little oil & salt and topped with whatever sauce of choice. Acorn or yellow squash are both yummy and healthier than pasta! I often see recipes that use zucchini or other vegetables in place of spaghetti using the little spiral slicer gadget to make the veggie “pasta” more appealing.
Taco seasoning, spaghetti seasoning, ranch dressing mix… buying those little packets adds up to a lot of money over time. You can stop buying it ready-made with a side of MSG and start making your own at home! It doesn’t even have to be as time-consuming as mixing up a big batch… I just season on the fly and by taste when I cook. Either way you want to do it, Pinterest has a whole lot of seasoning mix recipes. A simple search will suffice more than enough to choose from.
There you have it, 5 Simple Steps Too Healthier Eating. Remember, eating healthier to be healthier doesn’t have to be complicated or hard on the budget!