Get Healthy With These Easy Kitchen Swaps
Sometimes dieting and exercise can be made to seem so complicated. Eating healthier and getting healthier do not be complicated at all. You shouldn’t have to read thick books or get your PhD to get your life on a healthier track. Instead, try these simple kitchen swaps for the easiest way to cut out the bad foods and introduce more of the “better for you” foods.
Ditch the High-Calorie Dips
Dips and sauces, such as BBQ sauce and cheese sauces, are a sure-way to overdo a good thing. These sauces are usually packed with calories, fat, carbs, and sugar. All of which make it hard for your to button your pants. Instead, rely on naturally healthier items, such as salsa and sauces that contain natural ingredients and no added sugars.
Re-Evaluate Your Yogurt
Yogurt is a healthy food that everyone should eat, but not all yogurts are created equal. Yogurts that are packed with extra sugar, flavors, or that have fruit on the bottom could expand your waistline. The bad news with these yogurts are the hidden sugars. Instead, plain yogurt or plain Greek yogurt are better choices. You can then add in fresh fruit or a drizzle of honey without overdoing it on sugar.
Forgo the Processed Foods
Foods that come in a package, such as cereal or frozen meals, are going to be less healthy for you. Even processed foods that try to be healthier tend to have more carbs, added sugars, or added sodium.
You don’t have to be a great cook to make yourself meals. Instead, just stock up on healthier convenience foods, such as individually wrapped frozen fish fillets, which can be baked or steamed in less than 20 minutes. Bags of organic frozen vegetables and brown rice also make eating healthy on the go much easier. If you know how to barbeque, then grill a whole pack of chicken and steak and eat that throughout the week with healthy carbs and vegetables. You can even add real butter and salt on your meals, and you still will not have as much sodium and fat as many frozen processed meals.
So you may not be a nutritionist or even a great cook. Those are not excuses for not eating better. The above ways are so simple and will actually save you money on your grocery and fast food bill. Remember, good health starts in the kitchen, so make these swaps today.