Let’s face it. Most of the time when people mention improving nutrition, we picture all the good stuff going out the window and munching on rabbit food 24/7. It’s easy to say, “No, thanks” to that, right? Let’s consider a better way. March is National Nutrition Month, so how about celebrating by finding ways to improve your life without overhauling everything you’re currently doing? Anyone can do that! Here are a few ways to sneak more nutrients and better quality foods into your days.
Plan It Out
A successful diet starts with a successful plan. Start each week out by planning your meals. Choose a recipe and sides for each dinner, grab a few healthy options for lunch, and be sure to start your days with a breakfast full of protein. Once you’ve got your plan, hit the grocery store! You’ll save money and time tackling your food this way.
Eat the Rainbow
No. We’re not talking Skittles here. Plan to incorporate a rainbow of food colors into your days. If you strive to eat the rainbow each day, you’ll go to bed having met the suggested daily requirements for fruit and vegetable intake. Tomatoes, peppers, grapes, blueberries, carrots, and more will boost your health and your energy. And when you focus more on fun colors, it seems a little less like work!
Modify Your Favorites
Improving nutrition doesn’t mean you have to ditch your favorite foods. Take a look at the recipes and see how you can make them healthier! Could you use lower fat cheese or prepare them with healthier oils like olive, coconut or avocado? When baking, you can even substitute unsweetened applesauce for vegetable oil to cut some fat! Check out Skinnytaste for healthier versions of many favorites and even free weekly meal plans.
Prepare Food Differently
How you prepare your food can make a big difference in how healthy it is. Opt for baking, broiling and grilling over frying. You might even invest in an air fryer. You’ll cut the fat without sacrificing the crispiness!
Errand Works can help you on your journey to better nutrition. Think about your current barriers and what would help you get over those hurdles. Are you lacking time for food prep? Need to take some cooking classes? Can’t seem to get to the grocery store? Here’s what we can do:
- Our personal assistants can handle your grocery shopping for you, bring them to your home and unpack the bags — think big trips and midweek produce runs.
- Handle other errands like pharmacy and dry cleaning runs, auto care, gift shopping and more to free up more time for you to focus on your health.
Give us a call to set up an errand management system that suits your lifestyle and helps you be your healthiest self! New clients who call Errand Works before April 15th will receive their first hour of service FREE!
Errand Works, LLC is a licensed, bonded and insured personal assistance company dedicated to improving quality of life for professionals, caregivers and other busy individuals. Every personal assistant must pass a Virginia State Criminal Background Check prior to being hired. In addition, each personal assistant is a Virginia State Notary. Errand Works currently serves Prince William County and the surrounding areas.