Eat for Good HealthheadingContent

Posted on January 06, 2014

heart made out of fruit an vegetablesLooking to establish healthy eating habits in your home? Need a guide to groceries? Here are few suggestions to help keep healthy food on hand.

Add color to your diet. Look for colorful veggies and fruits that will add fiber, vitamins and important nutrients.

pie chart made of food group based on percentage

Fresh or Frozen? When it comes to rounding out your food choices, frozen fruits and vegetables allow your family to enjoy out-of-season favorites without sacrificing good nutrition.

Don’t neglect dairy in your family’s meal planning. Low-fat or fat-free milk, cheeses and yogurt are important sources of calcium and vitamin D.

When shopping, look for lean meat choices such as skinless chicken or turkey, pork and even beef. Look for cuts that aren’t highly marbled and that have little fat on the edges.

Do your kids need healthier snack options? Try bite-sized vegetables with a low-fat dip or slices of their favorite fruits.

 

Cold-water fish like salmon, mackerel, and herring add omega-3 fatty acids that are good for your heart.

Healthy eating means keeping foods in the right proportions: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/