Struggling to eat healthy and find your “go to” food items in the stores over the last few weeks – just trying to avoid all the snack foods. Over the next weeks we will post some new ideas and tips for you to continue to eat healthy and feel good during this time!
Start with a plan – make a menu or meal plan for the week. Keep it simple – carbohydrate, protein, and fat sources. So each meal will consist of a protein source animal or plant based, add a high fiber carbohydrate and a vegetables. Make it easy pick up any of the following if available:
• Protein: ground meats, chicken or turkey breast (don’t forget to look in the freezer for some whole turkeys or turkey breast), eggs, or dried beans. Don’t forget dairy – milk, cheese and yogurt are good sources of protein too, plus calcium and Vitamin D (for those of us not seeing the sunlight!)
• Carbohydrate – choose high fiber: brown rice, quinoa, barley, wheat or bean pastas and whole grain bread or cereals
• Vegetables: can be fresh, frozen or canned. Fresh vegetables can be steamed and frozen for another day. Try to consume 1-2 cups per day
• Fruit: can be fresh, frozen or canned in water
Remember – don’t be to hard on yourself if you don’t find something you had planned for, it’s okay to have some flexibility in your menu – just keep it simple. Stay healthy – Check back next week for even more tips and tricks!