Updated: Nov 17
A Healthy Diet Involves:
More home-cooked food, less eating out. Nothing beats a home made and it's nutritious food for the kids. It may take more of your time especially if you have a little one and other children. But being organised will do the trick. One tip is to cook in advance, store it in food boxes to put in the freezer to be ready for heating up on the next day or other days.
More fresh fruit as snacks. Fruit salad is ideal to share for the whole family.
More fresh vegetables as snacks and with meals.
More beans as sides or in stews.
More dense chewy bread, less refined white breads and bread snacks.
More fish, skinless chicken/turkey, less red meat.
Smaller servings of red meat, larger servings of vegetables. I suggest mixed vegetable curry, one of the versatile recipes for the family. Here is the simple to cook family friendly and free to download recipe:
(9) Adding less fat in the form of butter, mayo, sour cream, to the food on your plate. This is a huge source of excessive calories.
(10) Stocking up with healthy snack foods to keep hunger at bay. If you fill up with healthy nutritious calories, you won't want the junk foods that hunger makes you eat. As far as weight management goes, hunger remains Public Enemy Number One.