Try these daily tips that will help you and your family take a step-by-step approach to eating healthy.
*cut back on sodium : switch to reduced sodium products like low sodium broth and soy sauce. Use herbs and spices instead of salt to flavour your dishes
*focus on whole fruits : focus on whole fruits by choosing whole fruits more often than fruit juice. Fresh, frozen, canned, dried and pureed fruit all count. Choose options that have little or no added sugars
*vary your veggies : vary your veggies by eating different colours throughout the week. Green, red, orange and other colour veggies all pack a nutritional punch.
*make dairy part of your meal : use plain low fat yogurt as a sandwich spread or in a smoothie
Use dairy in breakfast by making coffee or tea with low fat milk, oatmeal with milk instead of water.
*snack on food group combo : try yogurt and berries, apple with peanut butter, whole grain crackers with turkey and avacodo.
*stay hydrated : carry a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day. It can save you time , money and make choosing a healthy beverage easy.
*fill up on fibre : fruits and vegetables are high in finer, which helps you feel full. Fill half your plate with fruits and veggies.
*cook it once serve It twice : for faster week night meals, cook it once and serve it twice. Use leftover cooked chicken to make a chicken salad or use as a topping for pizza or pasta.
*craving some crunch? : toss spinach or kale with olive oil and a pinch of salt. Bake it in the over until crisp.
*coffee shop hack : ask for fewer pumps of sweetener in your drink. A sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa powder can add flavour without added sugars.
*skip the sauce : instead, top veggies with low fat parmesan cheese or lemon juice to cut down on saturated fat and extra calories.