Nutrition

Who says…

20121204-150312.jpgWho says eating healthy has to be boring??

It’s always a good feeling to know that healthy meals are only five minutes away. I think it’s one of the funny misconceptions about eating healthy, it is definitely not boring! It’s only boring if you make it boring and eat the same thing all the time. Salads don’t even have to be boring. There are so many healthy mix-ins: protein, fruit, and veggies that all taste delicious. I can always find new combinations that will satisfy my taste buds. Take for example the meal I enjoyed today after school. A “grilled cheese” with cheese, egg and tomato. The combination was absolutely delicious. On the side had a salad with a bit of grilled chicken. I like finding new dressings to flavor my salads, along with looking for new sandwich combinations. Adding a different kind of cheese or a new protein or a new bread-maybe change it up with a pita or a wrap! Check out these different mix-ins for salads: CLICK HERE. 

If you think about it, homemade meals are quicker, and cheaper– you get the most bang for your buck. No one can mess up your meal besides yourself either!

Why are homemade meals better than fast food or restaurants? Because you know when you put in them, you can save money, and the ingredients aren’t mixed with high fattening products like butter and oils-unless you put them on your homemade ones yourself. (Start packing your lunch for work the night before.)

Healthy Tip: if you don’t want to go through the hassle of cooking  eggs on the stove, spray a bowl with cooking spray and mix the  egg in a bowl and pop in the microwave until it’s to your liking. It save’s a lot of time and the clean up is much easier.

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I don’t really like rules when it comes to eating, or actually, anything. But here are some healthy suggestions when making a healthy lunch like the one I had today:

 

–Use whole wheat bread or a whole wheat grain for the base of the meal.

–incorporate a protein like chicken, eggs, tofu, or peanut butter (to keep you full)

— have a side of veggies

–Use a light cheese if you want some dairy!

–Have a side of fruit: apple/pair/banana or have a light yogurt!

–Try having more veggies to fill you up for a small amount of calories!

–add something tasty to make it seem more exciting and not so “bland” like a new dressing or sauce (look for low calorie-lowfat/low sodium so it stays somewhat healthy!)

–Savor the meal and enjoy the awesome concoction that you made without a hassle and for a good price, FREE! 

Hopefully this gave you some ideas for your next lunch…or what do you do to make easy-healthy lunches?

 

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20 thoughts on “Who says…

  1. Here in Finland we very fond of rye bread.It could sound a little bit dry or bad tasting to someone, but here we use to it. It’s very healthy and I eat almost everyday. It’s good bread next to a salad. It fills you up quite easy and hunger stays away longer than eating white bread.
    On vacations off board I always try to find whole wheat or something close to that. I really feel when bread has whole wheat or rye in it, it satisfied longer.

    I always pack my lunch night before. If I don’t I have to have lunch in cafeteria.

    Good tips again. =) Now I’m off to bed, here it’s past 11 pm =).

    1. I definitely hear that rye bread is good for limiting intake because it leaves you satisfied, but I don’t eat it that often…I love my wheat/nutty grains :)I will definitely pair it with a salad, yummy!Thank you for stopping by, have an awesome day!

  2. I double like this post! Great tips for healthy meals! I can always use encouragement on making the halthiest tips possible and keeping needing the reminder that healthy does not always mean bland and tasteless. It can mean fun and even adventurous! I have recently tried to discover new ingredients that wouldn’t normally use like Goji Berries as a yogurt topping or Shirataki Noodles instead of regular noodles for stir frying! Lots of good fun experimenting. Even changign up nut butters from plain old peanut butter to cashew, almond, and even sunflower butter is always somethign new to try 🙂 So thanks so much for the inspiration!!!!!

    1. Aw, thank you so much. I love eating healthy and I never find it boring. Adding fruit and different things to salads spices things up. Making egg sandwiches is one of the best ways to get a fulfilling meal and great protein for low calories. I haven’t tried many nut butters, but I definitely want to…they’re just so expensive! I have tried the noodles, they’re fun! THank you for stopping b and leaving such a nice comment. I hope you have an awesome day!

  3. It’s so true – when people think ‘healthy’ they think of lettuce leaves only! Healthy is delicious! And your pic has just made me hungry lol

  4. Agreed! I don’t know why people still insist health eating means bland food or lesser versions of other foods. As long as you’re eating a balanced meal with good quality food, and make sure you get your veggies in, it can be as good for your health as it is for your taste buds!

  5. I have found the food is far more colorful and exciting when you eat healthier! It makes me think of the shows about over eaters and how all the meals are fried and only the yellow/tan color.

    1. Hi! Oh my goodness, it’s one of the easiest thing s to do, along with one of the best nutrition choices to make. Thank you, and eating healthy is pretty fun-if you know how to make it fun, of course 🙂
      Have an awesome day!

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