Eating Healthy For Summer
Following up on the eating healthy for summer:
If you or your loved one is anything like me, sometimes you’ll eat for no other reason than boredom or the opposite – you’re running around so much you’re off schedule. As we all know, in these situations we don’t always choose the most nutritious option.
Instead of focusing on the “negative” and “don’t eat this or that” try having a healthy alternative ready that tastes just as good.
Try these healthy eating tips to stay on track during the summer:
DON’T SKIP BREAKFAST
If you sleep in, it’s tempting to skip breakfast and just hang on for lunch.
Instead, prepare a batch of light fruit crunch bowls (will post recipe) and start each day with the nutrients and energy needed.
MAKE A HEALTHY HOMEMADE SNACK
By making your own treats at home, you know exactly what’s in them and can avoid the added sugar, salt, fat and additives found in many shop-bought snacks. Short of ideas? We’ll post recipes throughout the summer to help out! You can have these stored and ready to go!
MAKE YOUR OWN ICE CREAM
You scream, I scream we all scream….. Sadly, ice cream doesn’t love us as much as we tend to love it. We’ll post a homemade ice cream that is a delicious exception. It’s quick and easy to make, it’s low in sugar and you can whip up a batch that’ll keep even the crankiest of appetites happy for days!
USE SEASONAL FRUIT
TRY SOME HEALTHY DIPS
When it’s hot, the last thing you want to do is cook. Instead, prepare some sticks of carrot, cucumber, celery and red pepper and make your own hummus or dip for a healthy lunch that’s packed with vitamins and minerals.
ADD SOME OPTIONS TO THE BBQ
Typically, a summer BBQ will feature mostly red meat such as beefburgers, hot dogs and steak. However, as red meat is high in saturated fat, it’s worth throwing a healthier alternative onto the grill.
Chicken and fish are both delicious when grilled – just make sure they’re cooked through! These offer healthy protein, without as much fat. Serve them with plenty of fresh salad.
You don’t have to stick to savory either. Slice a fresh pineapple into chunky wedges, sprinkle over some cinnamon and grill for 2-3 minutes on each side for a light, crowd-pleasing dessert