Daily Healthy Eating Tips

January 10, 2014


• Cook and prepare meals at home as much as you can to avoid eating higher fat and sodium foods when dinning out.
• Take advantage of healthy recipes are available at your local library and internet
• Plan you menu, make a shopping list before going to the store. Don’t go hungry.
• Buy plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits that you like.
• Include whole grains breads and pasta
• Read nutrition labels. Watch for high fat, sodium and high sugar in packaged foods
• Eat something within in the first hour you are up
• Eat small meals every 3-4 hours. Aim for 3 meals and 2 small snacks
• Drink plenty of water throughout the day to prevent dehydration and aid in digestion

FROM LivestrongWoman CHANNEL

Dinning out TIPS:
• Order the healthiest option of the food you want. Example pasta with tomato base sauce instead of cream sauce.
• Chose healthier sides such as a salad instead of fried green beans
• Portion control by sharing a meal or take half of your meal home
• Order appetizers instead of entrée for smaller portions
• Order child’s or senior portions If available
• Eat a food with high fiber and drink plenty of water before going out. This fills you up before getting to the tempting foods.

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