Healthy Eating Tips for Busy People is a sponsored conversation in partnership with Tanimura & Antle fresh produce. All opinions expressed are my own honest experiences.
Welcome to a new year and a new you! Are you ready to make a fresh start and focus on healthy lifestyle choices that make you happy? We can work together to find ways to make it easy on you!
Everyone is busy so finding viable ways to eat better is important. These healthy eating tips are a great place to start you down the path to eating better in 2018.
Healthy Eating Tips for Busy People
- Plan Meals and Snacks
Yes, I know you’re busy and planning seems like a burden, but it makes a HUGE difference in your food eating habits. If you take a few minutes each week to plan ahead you can make better healthy eating choices. I usually plan on Sunday and head to the grocery store the same day or the next day if needed. Having a plan that guides what you will eat and when you will eat it stops the mindless eating. Writing it down and planning it out saves time, money and calorie intake!
- Fill Half of Your Plate with Fruits and Vegetables
The best way to accomplish this is starting with a salad. Add a variety of Tanimura & Antle Artisan Lettuces to your plate. Top with your favorite fresh, frozen or canned vegetables. Drizzle on the dressing and eat up. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables with each meal will help you feel full longer, while providing your body with fiber and essential vitamins and minerals.
- Enjoy a Healthy Eating Meatless Monday
Skipping the meat one day a week is good for a healthy eating plan. Our bodies need protein, but we can enjoy them in other ways besides eating meat. Salads make Meatless Monday easy. Prepare a meal size salad with a variety of Tanimura & Antle Artisan Lettuces. Add nuts, grains or beans and you will have a delicious and nutritious salad that provides your body with the fuel it needs.
- Eat your colors
Fruits and vegetables come in a variety of colors. The more colors you can eat in a day, the more nutritional benefits you will reap. I strive to add fruits and vegetables to every meal and also eat them for snacks throughout the day. Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Lettuces and Artisan Romaine, berries, citrus, and peppers are just a few of the great choices you can use to fuel your body with a variety of color and nutrition.
Shop the perimeter of your local Marc’s store for the best selection of healthy foods to add to your meals and snacks. Become familiar with the produce section and shop it often. Look for the wide variety of premium fresh produce such as Tanimura & Antle’s field packed Artisan Lettuces and Artisan Romaine. You will find a colorful selection of unique lettuce varieties with superior texture, flavor and color. The distinct combination of sweet flavor and crunch makes Tanimura & Antle Artisan® the perfect salad base or topping for your favorite sandwiches.
Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Romaine lettuce is unique in the fact that the heads are small and uniform in size. Each head offers you more salad and less waste. The perfectly formed cups are perfect for a lettuce bowl or replacing the bread on your favorite sandwich. Find them in Marc’s year ‘round and eat up!
- Don’t Drink Your Calories
Choose your drinks wisely. Most beverages are loaded with sugar and full of empty calories. Many of the things we drink lack the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to fuel them for the day. Water is a great choice. Water has zero calories and keeps you full and hydrated while providing you with the essentials your body needs to function properly. Having a reusable water bottle is a great way to reap the benefits of hydration.
Add lemon or no-calorie sweetener to change up the taste of just plain water. Milk is also another beverage that is good for your body. Milk gives you calcium and vitamins to support healthy bones and teeth.
- Do Your Research
Since we are all busy, we know that fast food stops or takeout are inevitable. There’s nothing wrong with eating out or visiting a fast food restaurant. The important part is having a plan that will help keep your healthy eating in check. Take some time to visit the website of your favorite restaurants. Look at the menu selections and the nutritional information. Knowing ahead of time the foods that you can order as part of a healthy eating plan will ensure you make good choices on-the-go.
Trying one of our tips or any of these healthy eating tips will ensure you have the right tools to eat better in 2018. You can visit the Tanimura & Antle Artisan® website, sign up for their newsletter and get your free Healthy Tips Download as well as have a chance to win one of 20 Fresh Start prize packs.
Small changes can add up to big results. Eating healthy will have you looking and feeling better in no time. Here’s to a healthy year for all! Cheers!