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You’re always on the go. Whether you’re on the way to work, heading to classes at school, meeting up with a friend, or spending time with family, it’s often hard to find the time to prepare a healthy meal. Often, the easiest way to save time is to hit the drive-thru or call for delivery. But that’s also one of the easiest ways to fall into bad eating habits.
Healthy eating habits start with what you stock your home with. Here are a few quick tips from WebMD
on what you can do to eat healthier:
- Keep a well-stocked pantry and refrigerator. Staples that include whole grains, all-natural ingredients low in sodium, and reduced-fat are excellent items to have on a regular basis.
- Dust off your slow cooker. Set aside some time in the morning to assemble the ingredients, put the cooker on low, and head to work. When you arrive home, dinner will be ready to serve.
- When you’re pressed for time, consider easy dinner options like “soup and sandwich night”, “breakfast for dinner night” or “salad night.”
Eating healthier starts with you cooking more at home. But it’s also important to be realistic and know that you will often go out to eat. When you dine in a restaurant, try to stay away from foods that are likely to damage your healthy living routine. Try to avoid dessert and creamy salad dressings that can be full of fat. Little changes can be a huge help to your routine.
is here to help you make these right choices. Stop by one of our Florida Blue Centers for help starting your healthy living routine. Our friendly staff can help you find resources in your community, like gyms and workshops, where you can start on your path to a healthier lifestyle.