Ever find yourself mindlessly wandering into your kitchen to peek into your fridge?
If it’s filled with easy-to-reach-for, sugar-laden foods, sticking to a healthy diet becomes so much harder. Try these alternatives instead.
Eggs – especially hard-boiled ones – are a great source of protein and vitamins. Proteins keep you full for longer so you don’t feel like snacking as the day wears on; plus, they’re great for helping to maintain muscle mass.
NEXT: Lemons →
Citrus fruits like lemon, orange and grapefruit are great for digestion and can help to temporarily increase your stomach’s acidity levels to help break down food better.
NEXT: Nut butters →
You probably want to skip the chocolate spread if you’re trying to eat healthy, but natural and sugar-free nut butters are a great alternative. Going carb-free? Pair your nut butter with apple slices.
NEXT: Lean meats →
Lean meats like chicken breast and beef are great sources of protein, and can easily be cooked whenever you’re in need of a hearty meal.
NEXT: Leafy greens →
Whether it’s kale or baby spinach, healthy eaters know that leafy green vegetables are where it’s at when it comes to getting nutrients. A simple drizzle of olive oil makes the base for a delish salad.
NEXT: Blueberries →
Rich in antioxidants and various vitamins, blueberries are the perfect snack for when you need a pick-me-up in the middle of the day.
NEXT: Coconut water →
Quench your thirst with some cooling coconut water, which boosts the immune system, gives you skin a glow and keeps you energized.
NEXT: Minced garlic and ginger →
Always having these on the ready makes your cooking that much easier – and, needless to say, tastier. When you prepare your meals yourself, you’re more aware of exactly what goes into your food.
NEXT: Mustard →
Who said eating healthy is boring? If there’s one sauce you should have in your fridge, it’s mustard. It’s great for tons of things, whether it’s seasoning your meats or for a sandwich quickie.
NEXT: Fresh herbs →
Go easy on the salt and pepper when seasoning your food. Instead, use fresh herbs to naturally heighten your meal’s flavour profile.
By Atika Lim, The Singapore Women’s Weekly, May 2017
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