Who does not like to eat healthy? But how is this possible? It is also important to cook a healthy meal without sacrificing taste. The main challenge to eating well while watching calories is to pick nutrient-dense food and avoid excess dietary fat without giving up flavor. There are easy ways to make your everyday meals healthier and tastier.
Choose Whole grains
Whole grains are naturally high in vitamins and fiber, mixing well with a wide variety of foods. Choose whole grains over refined grains. Whole grains like brown rice have their bran intact and thus have more fiber, B vitamins, magnesium and other nutrients.
Add more veggies
It is important to include veggies in your diet in order to have a good health. While cooking try to add more vegetables in your dish. For example, make your pizza roll or sandwich with a lot of veggies on it or make sandwich with more of vegetables stuffed in. This way consumption of vegetables increases and helps you maintain good health.
Choose Low-Fat Dairy
Dairy products like milk, yogurt, sour cream etc are a good source of calcium. Substituting whole-milk dairy products with low-fat or nonfat is an easy way to cut saturated fat in your diet. Consuming low-fat dairy have various benefits like improving the bone density, reduces blood pressure, weight loss etc
Limit red meat
Even though meat is a great source of protein, it is high in saturated fat which slowly deteriorates your health. Eat more foods from the protein food group like seafood, nuts and beans, as well as lean meat and eggs. Fill up the rest of your plate with healthy vegetables and whole grains.
Keep Portions Reasonable
Cooking reasonable portion is one of the healthiest ways of cooking. When you cook your own meals, you have full control of the ingredients and portion sizes and compared to going to a restaurant, where you will be served huge portions, not to mention an abundance of fat and salt.
Now that we know the ways to cook healthier, cooking at home doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. By following the above methods we can improve our eating habits and lead a healthy lifestyle. Always try to eat healthy and take the time to enjoy the food you prepare with people you love.
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