5 ways to eat healthier.

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This year Hubs and I agreed we would make greater efforts to step up our family’s eating habits to a higher level of ‘healthy’.

It’s not always easy but taking tiny, baby steps helps. If you’re struggling to change your family’s eating habits, remember it’s always easier to make gradual changes rather than one huge overhaul overnight. Of course that can be possible if you don’t have young kids at home but with little ones around, small, gradual changes is always recommended.


5 ways to eat healthier.

1. Make out your grocery list and be intentional about leaving out processed snacks and foods that you would otherwise buy. Instead add fresh fruit and vegetable alternatives.

And shop after you’ve had a good meal, to ensure no snack aisle cravings get the better of you.

2. Cut out bottled drinks, carbonated beverages and juices that aren’t freshly made. Instead stock your fridge and countertops with pitchers of drinking water. If you need to have it taste like a drink you enjoy, consider throwing in sliced lemons or even cucumbers for a change in flavoring.

3. If you don’t have a grill, consider investing in one. We bought ours as an early Christmas gift to our family, last Black Friday and honestly the investment has been one we’re glad we made. Things our kids aren’t otherwise fond of have now become favorites on the family menu. And yes, it’s ever so easy to get a wholesome meal out on the table this way, plus it’s healthy.

On a recent visit to Kohls I stumbled upon a steal in the clearance section, with this Bobby Flay Stainless Steel Mesh Basket, perfect for grilling my veggies on the grill.

5 ways to eat healthier

By simply tossing an assortment of veggies I’ve cut (like zucchini, yellow peppers, squash and white onions) in a tsp of olive oil, seasoned with salt and freshly ground pepper, they’re ready to sit in the basket, on the grill, for 10 minutes or so. The outcome?…


And best of all this is so convenient and at the same time, a healthy way to have my family enjoy vegetables.

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A smaller, more compact and indoor friendly way to cook meat and poultry, especially, to get rid of as much fat as you can, would be to do so on a George Foreman Grill. This is great for smaller quantities and when the weather outdoors is not conducive for you to be outdoors grilling away!

4. Invest in a Ninja blender . This is another kitchen addition I highly recommend. You can skip a full-fledged lunch and instead put together a healthy smoothie with frozen (or fresh) berries, fresh greens like spinach, yogurt/ milk, chia seeds and even a little flax.

Ninja blenderTrue, a Ninja blender is expensive but if you use a Kohls coupon and shop when a ‘Receive $10 Kohls cash on a $50 purchase’ offer comes around, you can walk out with a pretty sweet deal.

5. Read labels on cans, packets and boxes to see how much sodium you’re consuming and what ingredients are included in the seemingly ‘natural’ food item you;re consuming. The less preservative-laden food you consume, the healthier you will be.


Do you have any healthy eating tips to add?



  1. I always try and sneak in veggies and fruits when ever I can get away with it! I make a lot of smoothies for my kids too!

  2. We grill all the time. The food tastes great, and it really cuts down on the fat, because it all just drips down.

  3. If you cut out the pop, you’ll drop weight like crazy. Most people don’t realize just how much sugar and calories are in a bottle of pop. It’s crazy! Another great way to eat healthier is to make veggie past instead of regular pasta.

  4. I’m not a healthy eater, but I definitely think about what I eat. One thing that helps me with making the right choices is thinking about where the food comes from. If it was mostly created and processed in a factory, there are likely better choices out there. If it comes from nature, you’re on the right track.

  5. My daughter is a super picky eater, but she will eat anything if you call it chicken. So meatloaf is chicken, pork is chicken, vegetables are chicken – I’m not sure why but if you call it what it is she definitely isn’t interested. The other night we had stuffed mushrooms and she refused to try it till I said I made a mistake and it was really chicken. Then she ate every bite. So my tip is to lie to your children if it works!

  6. I try to drink more water and less coffee and tea. I am also trying to add more veggies to my diet.

  7. I really need to get better about drinking water. We usually do pretty good about healthy eating, and we grill a lot of veggies and lean protein.

  8. These are great tips. We have a George Foreman grill and use it often during winter. In the summer, we grill a lot outside.

  9. I’m really trying to cut out carbonated beverages and juices! Mountain Dew is hard to quit!

  10. I should definitely cut out bottled drinks. I do have a grill though, I use it in the spring and summer constantly!

  11. I am very pregnant and have lost my healthy eating habits. When she is born…I am following these tips!

  12. I think your tips are spot-on! I meal plan and make a list and it works well because I don’t have extra junk around. I did read last week that this lady quit sweets cold turkey … I’ve been tempted to try it but I just can’t quite talk myself into it!

  13. Thanks for the tips! I’ve been working hard at eating healthier and you definitely have to be very intentional about it!

  14. I drink a lot of water and have a high powered blender that I make my own healthy smoothies in! I like your tips about not buying any processed foods and high calorie snacks! I know that keeping bad food out of the house helps me and my family stay healthy!

  15. Great tips! We’ve been trying to eat as healthy as possible here and it’s been a lot easier than I thought!

  16. Water is very important. Baby steps work good too. I have found that if I start my meal with a small salad or broth based soup and make sure over half my plate is fruits or vegetables I do much better with weight loss.

  17. The healthiest thing I do is drink a lot of water. I put lemon juice in it first thing in the morning – it is great for detoxifying and for waking up my taste buds!

  18. Oh that is my New Years resolution this year to learn to cook healthier for my family! I have so much to learn yet, but your post was helpful for me! Those grilled vegetables look so good! We are very lucky that Carter loves his vegetables! We did our first mini garden last year, and he loved picking and eating them! Earlier this week we were at the store and he asked for broccoli and cherry tomatoes!

  19. I have been trying to eat healthier this year. I have wanted to get a Ninja blender for a while now.

  20. I really enjoy grilling because food is less fatty that way. I also try to eat less fried foods for the most part.

  21. These are great tips. Drinking water is so important! Read those labels, it can be surprising what’s in stuff.

  22. Great tips, it is so important to eat healthy and use as many resources as possible. I love our Ninja Blender too.

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