I have to confess something.
I kind of have bad eating habits.
I’m not terrible about it, but I definitely would not say that my diet is super balanced. For instance, I pretty much don’t eat fruit, unless it is baked into some sort of pie. Ooooh. Or a banana split. ;) I do a little better with veggies, I usually have those with dinner, but most days I skip breakfast and lunch is usually some sort of something fast like a sandwich or something similar.
Hmmm. When I write it out like that, it does seem kind of bad.
(I do keep lots of fresh fruit and veggies in the house for the family, and they love them. I just usually skip them.)
But this year I would really like to eat healthier. So I’ve made up some goals for myself.
- No more skipping breakfast.
Even if it’s small, I need to start off the day with a little something. Maybe a smoothie, some cereal, or something similar. If you have any light breakfast ideas I’d love to hear them – I am not fond of eggs that early in the day.
- Eat more fruit.
Fruit is not too easy for me. Those pretty raspberries up there? Can’t eat those, or any other kind of berry. I’m planning on increasing my fruit intake in those smoothies – and maybe more juices too.
- Healthier Snacking
I want to keep more raw veggies on hand for easy snacking and a quick addition to lunch. Baby carrots, celery and little cherry tomatoes will make healthier snacks than chips or whatever desserts we have on hand.
- Drink More Water
I’ve been working on this for a bit but I really need to get even better. I just would rather have tea or soda. ;) Maybe I need to get a cute mason jar glass and fill that up a few times a day – everything tastes better out of a cute glass.
- Plan and Shop Smart
It might sound silly, but if I put healthy snacks and breakfasts into my meal planning and actually shop for those things, I’m much more likely to eat them. My genius plan, that.
So I think that’s a pretty good start for me!
Kellogg’s has some Healthy Eating tips for us too!
Those are great tips too. Especially that second one. I tend to forget that on days I exercise, I need to eat a little more to balance that.
Kellogg’s® believes that From Great Starts Come Great Things®. So we’re helping Moms start every day with a tip from the top athletes of Team Kellogg’s™ and Team USA dietitians. The thirty days leading up to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will each feature fun pieces of advice to help families fuel just like the athletes of Team Kellogg’s. To see all 30 tips, visit Kelloggs.com/GreatStartsTips.
Compensation was provided by Kellogg’s via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kellogg’s.
I know there are lots of ways to add healthier eating habits into your life, it's a pretty individual thing. These are my goals for the year but I'd love to hear if you have any healthy goals this year! Or if you have any great advice on easy breakfasts or tips for adding fruits and veggies to your diet, I'd love that too!