Tips for Eating Healthy
Utilizing God Given Whole Foods in our Daily Life
If we fail to plan, we plan to fail. We MUST get back into the kitchen, as a family! Spending time, energy and money on food is critical to our health and the health of future generations.
Don’t be hard on yourself. We’re not perfect. You will probably mess up at some point, we all do, but that’s not the point. This is not a diet of legalism. God designed us to live in freedom. So when you mess up don’t give up, get back on your feet and try again.
It is crucial not to over-eat. Practice fruits of the spirit, such as self-control. Eat until satisfied, not stuffed. Try to eat three meals daily, but if you need more frequent meals, that is ok.
Keep it simple when you have a busy day ahead of you. A simple salad with olive oil and vinegar or your favorite clean salad dressing topped with chicken, eggs, or tuna might sound boring but it will keep you on track and you can get fancy on another day.
Do not to eat late at night. This is one thing that sabotages almost any healthy eating plan. It is best to eat dinner by 6pm or 7pm at the very latest. If you are starving into the evening, eat plain fruit only.
Stay hydrated, snacking often is curbed by drinking water. If you have a difficult time drinking plain water, add a slice of lemon or lime.
Make batches of soup and freeze half for days you don’t have time to cook.
Make enough food at dinner to have lunch leftovers the next day. Pack a lunch for the next day before you go to bed.
Get some recipe ideas and print them out.
Plan out an entire week of meals for the family.
Make a shopping list.
Don’t go shopping when you’re hungry.
Keep a list of your favorite recipes in the kitchen. When you start to feel uninspired, pull out your recipes and see which ones you haven’t made in a while.
Buy as much local and/or organic as possible. Check out the dirty dozen list below to find out which fruits and vegetables are critical to buy organic.
12 Most Contaminated
Sweet Bell Peppers
12 Least Contaminated
Sweet Corn (Frozen)
Sweet Peas (Frozen)
Vitamix or BlendTec - Sprout Bags
If you find yourself mingling in the kitchen thinking about what you might want to eat, take a brisk walk outdoors and do something in the fresh air. Sometimes eating is out of habit and boredom and not hunger. Let the great outdoors be a source of inspiration and entertainment.
Involve the entire family, especially the children to make it fun.
Decide what you can prepare in larger batches and save for later (leftovers).
Make a salad bar in your refrigerator.
What are some of your tips for eating healthy?