In the fitness world, there’s a very true saying: you can’t out-exercise a bad diet. While this is completely true, eating healthy has more benefits than as simply a supplement to working out. Read more on how to make your recipes healthier!
Swap The Salt
Sodium is often utilized as a preservative for foods. It’s found in canned goods, lunch meats, and commercially processed sauces and soups. Sodium can raise your blood pressure and cause water retention in your body. In fact, we’ve already written a blog about how to reduce sodium intake in your diet…you can read it here!
Opt For Fresh
Late summer in an excellent time to cash in on cash crops! Check out farmers’ markets, where you can buy organically grown produce and other items at a discount. The best part is that you’re also supplementing local businesses! Check out these delicious recipes to make with your farmers’ market finds!
Lose The Fat
Butter and animal fats are often part of many recipes to lend flavor. However, check into reducing the amounts and find some healthier substitutes. You can use coconut or olive oil in place of butter or hydrogenated oils. Focusing on flavors like citrus, garlic, or fresh herbs (which can often be found at the farmers’ market, too!) can make your meals healthier. Another added bonus is that the meal will feel “lighter,” which is great in the late summer heat.
Get Your Grill On
Grilling is often one of the healthiest ways to cook. It’s not just for meat, either! You can create foil packets or grill them on direct heat! Check out these amazing grilled veggie options or some awesome dessert choices. Yum yum yum yum yum!
Making healthier lifestyle choices is definitely beneficial to your overall health. We hope you enjoyed our tips on how to make your recipes healthier.