Our society is in the midst of a health craze. No matter where you turn there is information about being healthier. One of the best ways to improve your health is to eat healthy foods. So often when people hear those two words they think of boring, tasteless foods that can only be purchased as a natural food co-op. But healthy foods are things that you already eat every day, some times just prepared differently.
Healthy foods and eating habits can be very pleasing to the palate and plate. The main thing to remember with healthy foods is that the closer the food is to its natural state the healthier it is for you. You can begin changing your eating habits to more healthy foods by cutting down on the number of prepared foods that you eat. Prepackaged foods are loaded with preservatives and artificial ingredients. Packaged foods are convenient, but healthy foods can be also, once you get in the habit of preparing them.
Healthy foods are very easy to prepare. It doesn’t take any more time or money to eat healthy foods. Here is an example of a great meal that is easy to prepare, inexpensive and features healthy foods.
- Grill lean hamburger patties until well done.
- Place the patties on whole grain all natural hamburger buns.
- Serve the burgers with a large tossed salad and a side of steamed green beans.
- Follow this simple meal with an offering of fresh fruit for dessert.
This meal can be on your table in less than half an hour and involves all healthy foods. Grilling or baking lean meats, fish or chicken is not time consuming. Tossing a salad of fresh greens and vegetables can be done while the meat is cooking. You round out the meals by using fresh or frozen vegetables. You can add variety to your meals by trying different healthy foods that you haven’t tasted before. The produce section of your local grocer is stocked with a wealth of healthy foods including exotic fruits and vegetables. Most produce sections have recipes and tips in how to prepare fruits and vegetables that you may not be familiar with. This is a great way to expose your children to a variety of healthy foods. Also available in the produce sections are many different fresh herbs that you can try to add different tastes to your meals.
Healthy foods can be used on a daily basis to prepare fast nutritious meals. You can also use healthy foods in more exotic recipes when you have the time. Healthy foods can also be prepared ahead of time and frozen for later use. When you prepare your own frozen foods, you know that they are not loaded with artificial additives and preservatives. Involving your children in the preparation of the healthy foods can create a time when each can share about their day. Eating healthy foods do not have to cost you time or money, and they are so much better for you.