How to Make Your Meals Healthier With Little Effort


Being healthier should be easier, but sometimes it’s not. We make poor decisions when making meals, and it leads to an unhealthy lifestyle. If you want to live a healthier lifestyle and eat a healthier menu, you’re not alone. However, it’s difficult sometimes. That’s why we’ve compiled these simple tips that make it easier for you to make your meals just a bit healthier without much of an effort on your part.

Turkey Instead of Beef

It’s so simple to grab a package of ground turkey in place of ground beef, and it’s just as delicious. You won’t even notice the difference in your homemade burgers and meatballs when you use this healthier option. The only change in your life is a few feet to the right or left in the meat section at the supermarket and you’re suddenly healthier.

Buy Fresh

Skip the canned and frozen vegetables and opt for the fresh ones, instead. They’re usually healthier, less sodium-filled and they just make you feel better. It’s easy to eat fresh vegetables because they’re tastier for the most part, and it doesn’t take that much effort to grab them from the fridge instead of from the pantry.

Try Wheat

Pasta is always delicious and it makes meals filling. However, it’s not always the healthiest option. Instead of using white pasta, make the simple switch to wheat. It’s not a big deal, it’s not hard, and it’s going to make you healthier and happier – and thinner and more confident – in the long run.

Bake it or Grill It

The next time you’re making chicken, stick it on the grill or in the oven instead of frying it. Just that simple change can make a big difference in the health quality of your foods. It’s not a big change and it doesn’t even take that much longer to do, but it has a massive effect on your family’s health.

Change Your Portions

This one has two steps. The first is to use a smaller plate. The smaller the plate, the fuller it looks. The fuller it looks, the less you eat. The second is your portion size; instead of taking up half your plate with meat and starch and adding a few veggies, fill your plate halfway full of veggies and add a quarter meat and a quarter starch. It’s not difficult.

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