Healthy eating is a bit key to our overall health but where do you start. These are some great resources that will help.
The other day I talked about making your health a priority. One of the most important things you can do to help yourself and your family live healthier is by creating healthy eating habits.
“Americans eat 31 percent more packaged food than fresh food, and they consume more packaged food per person than their counterparts in nearly all other countries. A sizable part of the American diet is ready-to-eat meals, like frozen pizzas and microwave dinners, and sweet or salty snack foods.” – Factory Foods, The New York Times
Processed foods also tend to be high in sugar, fat and all kinds of artificial ingredients. It’s also very high in sodium, more than 75 percent of the sodium in an average American diet comes from processed food.
Sorting through all of the information out there is tough. Who can we trust? Where do we start? I’m a firm believer in small steps. When we make sudden big changes in our lives we can often get overwhelmed and give up. Small changes are easier to handle and make into lasting habits.
The first step I recommend is learning a bit about cooking nutritious food for your family. Start a Pinterest board and start collecting recipes you want to try and check out some great online resources. Instead of worrying about what you have to stop eating, get excited about all the new recipes you will get to eat!
5 Resources For Healthy Eating
- The Healthy Lunch Box– Sandwiches get really boring. This book has great lunch ideas that will help get you out of that lunch rut with healthy food!
- Plan It, Don’t Panic– I swear by meal planning to help keep my family eating healthy food. This great book gives you all the tools you need to find the best way to meal plan for your family.
- ListPlanIt: Meals ePlanner– More tools to help you meal plan.
- The Beginner’s Guide to Zero Waste Cooking– Food waste costs us so much money and is bad for the environment. This book helps you learn to prevent food waste and save money.
- Better Than A Box– This book helps you to transform processed food recipes into whole food favorites your whole family will love.
What are your favorite healthy eating resources? Share in the comments below.