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Time may prevent you from making healthy lifestyle choices. Here are some quick tips on healthy eating to apply to your daily schedule.

  • Take the time to read food labels. Food labels list nutrition facts on serving sizes, calories, fat, cholesterol, and other important information to help you make informed decisions about food intake.
  • Take this time to look at your favorite recipes and modify them to a healthier version. Consider replacing fat in baked goods with applesauce. Use no salt spice and herbs that can enhance flavor and try to reduce sugar intake. Planning out meals and snacks helps with grocery shopping and keeps you on track with other health goals. Knowing ahead of time what you will eat, will reduce impulsive eating or grabbing less healthy food options.
  • Take the time to sit and concentrate on eating. Doing activities while eating often leads to overeating. Switch out sodas and other sugary beverages with water. Try preparing your foods with healthier preparation methods. Baking, grilling, broiling, and air frying require little to no added fat during the cooking process. These cooking methods also help to reduce your fat intake.

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  1. At home for a long period of time?
  2. Make time for healthy eating habits.
  3. Read food labels to make healthier choices.
  4. Update recipes to healthier versions. Try reducing fat, salt, and sugar.
  5. Plan out meals and snacks.
  6. Avoid eating while doing other activities.
  7. Drink more water.
  8. Skip the deep fryer, put meats and veggies on the grill.
  9. You got time, use it to develop healthy eating habits!

 

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This material was funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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