This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS ™ blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.
Now that the baby is here, I am back on my journey to get fit and eat right. I am taking baby steps to help get me back on track because I want my changes to last a lifetime. Here are my 5 simple tips for eating healthy to get you started in the right direction!
5 Tips to Start Eating Healthy
One of the things I am really focusing on is drinking more water, but sometimes I want a different flavor. Instead of drinking a sugar filled drink, I learned about this fun tip from SPLENDA® that has really helped me increase my daily water intake. Turn a glass of plain water into a refreshing sweet lemon drink by trimming a glass with SPLENDA® Sugar Blend and lemon.
Another thing that I am really working on is making sure that I eat breakfast each morning. I know it is the most important meal of the day, but since the baby has been born there are days that I have honestly forgotten to eat something until lunch time, or am just too busy to eat. Cutting a pink grapefruit in half and sprinkling it with some SPLENDA® has been a great option for me. It is not only quick and easy, but the sour sweetness is such a yummy and healthy way to start the morning.
If you are like me, you still want to eat things that are crunchy, salty and sweet but want to reach for a better option. Think of ways you can still have your favorite snacks without all of the calories. This Sweet and Spicy snack mix really does the trick for me. It is the perfect combination of flavors without the extra calories. Find the recipe HERE.
Swap Out Ingredients for Lighter Options
Another thing I have been trying to do is swap out ingredients for lighter options. The graphic above is a great place to start! Instead of using oil in your recipe, swap it out with applesauce. Or instead of using butter use a mashed banana! These are simple ways to save calories.
When I feel like I want a late night snack I make a smoothie. This is a much better option than what might be hiding in my freezer or pantry. Plus, it is an easy way to get in a serving of fruit and even vegetables! I really want to try this Strawberry Mango Soy Smoothie!
These tips are a great way to help getting you started in the right direction.
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