Brussel Sprouts and no chocolate, right? To me, that's no way to live. I hate celery. I've never eaten a brussel sprout. For those of us who actually ENJOY eating, and cooking, it's easy to fall into the "comfort food" mode, in other words - we end up making dinners that are easy, but not all that healthy. Sometimes we feel bad and throw some steamed veggies on the plate. Hey, that's not a bad idea.
But what are some really good ways to eat healthy, but still enjoy it? Submit your tips below and the one chosen as Domestic Goddess' favorite will get a prize at the meeting in may.
One way I like to keep it healthy is to HYDRATE. Many of us forget the simple act of drinking water can do so much for our health. Drinking a glass of ice water burns more calories than water at room temperature. Research has shown that cold water passes through the stomach faster and is more quickly dispersed thorough the body. Having a glass with a meal can also help you feel full more quickly.
"Our bodies are about 75% water. It is a vital part of a healthy diet. Water helps flush our systems, especially the kidneys and bladder, of waste products and toxins. A majority of Americans go through life dehydrated." -helpguide.org.
Tip: If you don't like drinking water, there are many powders on the market like Crystal Light that provide a better taste, and still have all the benefits of water.