Start the new year with healthy habits

Posted on Jan 19 2015 in General

bowls of fruitIf eating healthy is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, here are a few tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that can help you and your family develop good habits:

  • Simple swaps can make a difference. Try buying whole wheat bread instead of white and low-fat milk instead of whole milk. You don’t have to make lot of changes at once; ease into these habits one at a time to make them last.
  • Make healthy foods inviting. Set out a big bowl of fresh fruit to encourage family members to grab a healthy snack on the go.
  • Make a list before heading to the grocery store and stick to the list. You’ll be less likely to wander down the junk food aisle if you go into the store on a mission to check off each item on your list.
  • Use math to make your list. If each person should eat at least two pieces of fruit per day and you have four in your family, that means you need eight pices of fruit per day in the house.
  • Clean, cut and package up several to-go containers of fresh vegetables at the same time so you have healthy items ready to pack for lunches and snacks throughout the week.