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Healthy eating is a way of life that encourages us to eat a variety of well-balanced and nutritious meals to promote overall good health. But if you think that healthy eating is boring and bland, you're in for a surprise!
Healthy eating gives you the opportunity to enjoy an array of different foods cooked smartly and deliciously for you and your family to savour! Healthy cooking for healthy living is easier than you think. All you need to do is plan in advance and be organized. Here are the steps to follow: Step 1: Smart Planning Plan your weekly menu in advance to include a variety of dishes made with different food ingredients such as vegetables, meat, chicken, fish, milk, beans, making sure these ingredients are available and fresh! Step 2: Smart Buying When buying meat:
When buying fruits and vegetables:
Step 3: Smart Cooking
Step 4: Smart Alternatives It's always recommended to choose healthier options of food. For example choose whole wheat flour instead of refined white flour; brown rice and pasta instead of their white counterparts. Why? Because of their fibre content and more vitamins and minerals contained in the outer layer of grains. Remember that fibre is important for a healthy stomach and helps reduce the risk of some diseases. Step 5: Smart Meals Last but not least, a well-balanced meal consists of a variety of ingredients that are appealing to both the eye and the taste buds. Start off with a healthy salad, followed by a main dish consisting of a lean protein, a carbohydrate (rice/pasta/ potato/ bread) and unlimited vegetables. Always remember to cook using healthy methods.When you put your mind to it, preparing tasty and healthy meals for your family can be made easy. Plan ahead, prepare your list, go shopping, choose healthy ingredients then add your personal touch to your healthy dish and you’ll have the meals that your family will love.
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