After the year we’ve had, healthy eating should be top of mind for all of us. If nothing else, 2020 taught us that we need to prioritize staying healthy, always. So, how can you stay on track with healthy eating in 2021? We have a few simple tips to get you started:
Find Your Superfoods
Superfoods have been a hot topic for quite a few years now and it seems they rotate on a near constant basis. So, which ones should you be paying attention to? Well, first we need to understand what defines a superfood. Simply put, superfoods are nutrient dense but low in calories. As you can imagine, this means that the world of superfoods is quite diverse!
Focus on superfoods that you enjoy, not necessarily ones that are trendy. Fish, like canned salmon, mackerel and sardines are great choices that are rich in protein, omega-3s, and a host of other nutrients. Like other superfoods, they’re also relatively low in calories!
As Always, Eat Your Veggies
We don’t really need to say it, do we? Just in case you need a reminder: eat your veggies in 2021 and every other year. Veggies are a source of so many essential nutrients that support your immune system, your metabolism, and so much more. Needless to say, it’s important to eat as many as possible.
If you’re dealing with picky eaters, convince them to keep trying different vegetables and ask them to choose at least one per meal.
Keep it Simple
Keeping ingredients and recipes simple has several benefits. For starters, keeping things simple and convenient will make you much more likely to stick to preparing meals at home. Simple ingredients also tend to have fewer added calories. For example, canned salmon is made with just salmon and a touch of salt—no added calories! It also happens to be a convenient source of protein that you can quickly turn into a meal or snack!
Focus on Versatile Ingredients
Having to run to the store every time you’d like to cook a meal makes it pretty likely that you’ll be reaching for the take-out menus again in no time. By focusing on versatile ingredients that can be used in a wide variety of recipes you’ll set yourself up for success! To help make this easier, choose some staple ingredients that you keep on hand at all times and look for a variety of recipes that use these ingredients. For example, canned fish is incredibly versatile. In fact, you’ll find a wide range of recipes that use canned salmon, canned mackerel, and canned sardines on our website. These recipes cover range from appetizers to casseroles, pasta, mains, salads, sandwiches, and soups.
Finally, 2020 was a tough year for all of us. One of the most important things you can do to develop and support your healthy eating habits in 2021 is to practice compassion. Whether you’ve put on a few extra pounds or leaned more heavily on the comfort foods, be gentle with yourself and focus on making small changes.