Make your day full of healthy choices!
Eating is a necessary habit we must encounter in everyday life. Making sure meals are accounted for is important. For breakfast, give your self some low energy density fiber with oatmeal. Add ingredients such as blueberries, pecans, or cinnamon, prepared in water or any low-fat milk or milk substitutes such as soy or rice milk. Stick with whole fresh fruits such as blueberries or strawberries as toppings. Stay away from dried fruits such as raisins which are higher in energy density adding more calories and not as filling as fresh fruits. If oatmeal is not your thing than try using fruit and nut toppings on whole grain cereals. Also search health food markets for “fiber increased super healthy cereals”. Take the time for a healthy breakfast. It will help you through your day.
Packing healthy snacks such as granola bars is a great idea. Even better some veggies with hummus. It’s helpful to have some nourishment between meals, but nothing to extravagant. Fruits and vegetables are something we can’t eat enough of. Some times it is nice to treat the grocery store as a convenience store and grab our perishable snacks when on the go. Low-fat string cheese will make a nice snack as well as a small bag of unsalted almonds. Have any pairs of these snacks between meals.
During lunch is a great time for the classic sandwich or wrap. Wraps can be great with sprouted tortillas containing veggies, lean meats, sprouts, seasoning, and a little olive oil. Sandwich bread has some great substitutes in sprouted, spelted, and whole wheat options.
I believe dinner time is great a time to bring out the palm sized portion of lean poultry or sirloin. Salmon, mahi mahi, and tuna steaks can be prepared in a pan over the stove as well. Get some more veggies in on your last meal of the day! A small handful of seasoned brown rice would compliment your meal nicely. Or try chopping up some lean white poultry and mixing it with some whole-wheat or brown rice pasta. Top the healthy pasta dish with some diced vegetables.