Healthy Daily Eating Hints

TAKE IT WITH YOU Make it a point to never leave the house without a nutritious and satisfying snack. Having healthy snack options makes it easier to avoid the vending machine or the tray of doughnuts on the conference room table. It also means that you have a pre- and post-workout snack.
SNACK IDEAS

Dried Fruit 
is a source of antioxidants that may help to lower insulin response and regulate sugar absorption.

Mixed Nuts 
have healthy fats that can help reduce the risk of a heart attack. The balance of carbs, fat, and protein, help to keep you fuller, longer.

Bananas 
are rich in potassium, which helps to maintain fluid balance and, magnesium, which is required for muscle recovery.

Pretzels 
are composed of complex carbs, which will fuel you throughout the day, and provide salt to replenish what you lose during your daily workout. 

Dark Chocolate 
has caffine and therobromide, which are both stimulants. These provide a great mood lift when you are feeling exhausted.

Date Bars 
provide quickly digestable carbs and the calcium needed for building healthy bone tissue
STOCK UP Stock your kitchen with the basics: pasta, rice, beans, fresh/frozen fruit and vegetables, canned tomatoes, and a variety of spices. It will be easy to quickly create healthy, delicious, satisfying meals on the spot. 
DOUBLE UP It takes about the same amount of time to make double of your favorite recipe as it takes to make just one--make two, freeze one. With a few great home cooked meals in the freezer, planning a healthy dinner is easy. 
KNOW WHERE TO GO Keep a list or save the menus of restaurants and take-out places where you can get a meal that is not too high in calories, salt, and fat. Many places have their menus online, so check in advance. If you are unsure of what a particular dish contains, ask. Don’t hesitate to ask if you can have a dish your way. A good restaurant should be happy to accomodate you.