by Isabelle Workman
Below are some tips from nutritionists to help inspire you to maintain healthy eating habits:
1. If you have leftover fruits and vegetables, chop them and add them to bags in the freezer. Then they don’t go bad or get thrown away, and you will have frozen fruits and veggies to use in smoothies, soups, or other recipes.
2. With hectic schedules, dinner time can get a little crazy. Get your kids to help prep salads. Encourage them to mix and match colors.
3. To ensure to meet your dairy and fruit recommendations, make daily smoothies with low fat yogurt and milk plus any fruits you have on hand. Dogs love smoothies too.
4. When making a peanut butter sandwich, add raisins for sweetness.
5. When heading out to lunch with friends, increase your vegetables by sharing an entree with someone and filling in with a side salad, steamed veggies, or a plain baked potato.
6. When making pasta, throw some frozen vegetables into the pasta water about halfway through cooking time. You get extra veggies and only one pot.
7. When going out to a restaurant, order appetizers a la carte. You will eat smaller portions and it is a lot cheaper!