If you’re low on time, but still want to eat healthy, think ahead and prepare meals in bulk. Last night’s dinner can be enjoyed for lunch or even for dinner later in the week. Store your leftovers in BPA-free plastic containers or glass storage containers to easily bring a meal on-the-go. Below are some helpful tips for enjoying leftovers:
Most of the time, Chinese, Mexican, and whole grain pizza taste better the second time! Pack these leftovers with a salad to incorporate antioxidants and nutrients into your meal.
Try to make sure your leftovers aren’t fried, are made with whole grains when possible, and contain healthy oils (olive, peanut, coconut, and sesame).
Store Your Food Safely
To avoid food poisoning or spoiled food, remember to keep cold food cold and hot food hot. Make sure you don’t leave your meals in a hot car, otherwise they might spoil. And if you reuse containers and bags, make sure to wash them after using them.
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It’s actually easy to make desserts healthy, guilt-free, and satisfying! By restricting yourself from the foods you enjoy, you’re more likely to regain all the weight you spent weeks trying to lose. Here are some great ways to make dessert healthy:
Prepare cookies or brownies with whole wheat pastry flour and healthy oils
Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants and goes wonderfully with fresh fruit.
Fresh fruit and yogurt can be paired for a sweet and healthy snack.
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Healthy fats are essential for your health and help you maintain a healthy weight, decrease your risk of developing diabetes, and improve brain function. Some healthy options include avocado, olive oil, raw seeds, nuts, and nut butters. Below are some easy and tasty ways to include healthy fats in your diet:
Get your daily dose of Vitamin E, fiber, and essential minerals with raw almonds, cashews, dry roasted peanuts, and walnuts.
To limit cravings for sweets, enjoy a handful of nuts instead.
Use olive oil based salad dressings to incorporate Omega-3 oils for a healthy heart and brain.
Trail mix with yogurt and fresh fruit is a great way to include nuts in your diet. You can also enjoy a KIND Bar for an afternoon snack.
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