Tips and Tricks for Healthy Living

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National Nutrition Month is coming up! March is the month for nutrition and all things healthy!

Whether your interest is in performance, health or losing weight there are many different things you can do to lead a better lifestyle.

From boards on Pinterest to from suggestions in my magazines there is always a new way to brighten up the way you eat. Being healthy does not have to be boring!

To help better prepare for this month below are 10 Tips & Tricks you can do or try to eat better and feel better about what and how you are eating.

1) We all know this, but skip the fast food! It may seem easy to run out and grab a burger and fries, but in that time you could easily make a salad.

2) Portion sizes are extremely important. An easy tip is to measure meal portion based on your own hand. Breads= full hand, meats= palm of hand, veggies/pasta/rice= fist and butter= fingertip.

3) Preplan meals by the day or week. For example, the night before prepare all your meals for the next day so they are easy to grab and go.

4) Ever hear of swapping butter with bananas? Try it! Especially when baking.

5) Satisfy your desire for dessert with: wafers or low fat cookies, frozen whipped topping or freezing yogurt and putting it onto a cookie and then adding dark chocolate chips on the edges!

6) Instead of ice cream, in a blender mix frozen berries, greek yogurt and honey.

7) Use lettuce to wrap your sandwiches instead of wheat wraps or bread.

8) Baked zucchini chips are a healthier option then regular chips! Simply slice the zucchini thinly, use a little sea salt and bake in the oven. (You can even try this with other veggies you love!)

9) Pre-cut and wash all your fruits and veggies then store them in Tupperware so they are available to eat right when you want them.

10) Before you let your cravings take over try drinking a glass of water and then decide if you are still hungry or it was just a trick of the mind.

What are some of the things you do to eat healthy? Comment below with some things you like to do or places that you find information for nutrition!

By: Alison Nowak

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