The question I am being asked a lot lately is “What do I need to do to get back on track after Easter?”
A lot of busy women throw caution to the wind and overindulge during the Easter holidays and want to know what they have to do first.
The first important step to get your body back on track is to put structure in place so that you can always be prepared and ready for healthy eating.
And that means getting your pantry organized.
Today, I would like to share 5 easy steps to help you get your pantry organized for consistent healthy eating.
Let’s begin by taking a stroll over to your pantry.
Inside, you may find staples of the standard Australian diet: cereals and biscuits in packages, bags of chips, cans, and jars, with refined grains, salt, added sugars, or saturated fat.
The problem is over time, this kind of diet can lead to diabetes.
That’s because eventually, the pancreas tires of producing insulin to accommodate frequent spikes in blood sugar from easily digested carbohydrates.
Other risks from eating unhealthy pre-packaged foods include weight gain, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
Out with The Old
Rather than risking being tempted by keeping some of these unhealthy foods in the pantry, why not get rid of them?
You can either do it in a single quick action or in baby steps — whichever makes sense for you.
1.Clean out the junk
It’s great to commit to eating less cookies or enjoying more fruits, but unless you change what’s in your pantry, the chances are you’ll find temptation too strong sooner or later.
- So, it makes sense to get rid of unhealthy items to start your journey to better healthy eating.
My suggestion is to get rid of these low nutrient and modified foods:
- Fast food (Starchy white flour and processed foods)
- Preserved food
- Sweetened, empty-calorie foods
In With The New
- Restock with healthier foods:
This step is just important as eliminating junk foods so go on and restock with healthier alternatives.
- Whole grains, beans and other high-fibre foods are central to a healthy diet — and they are often easy go-to cupboard staples when the fridge is bare.
- If you like to snack you can also explore healthier snack foods like nuts, whole-grain crackers, vegetable chips, etc.
- You may even find that your taste buds enjoy the break from plain old potato chips!
3.Reorganize and prioritize
We are creatures of habit and convenience. If cooking becomes too hard we are that much more likely to order take out.
So, it’s important to organise your pantry to make sure you have all the healthy ingredients in your view
And that they are easy to get to.
4.Start a recipe book
This step is important so that you can stock your pantry with healthy ingredients for the recipes you plan to make.
I like to keep a book with recipes and clippings from magazines in my pantry making sure I have a constant stock of new ideas to come to whenever a food rut hits.
5.Here are some healthy swap ideas for your pantry
- Swap out the unhealthy items listed below for healthier versions
Get rid of: Salted nuts and seeds. These are high in sodium and may include additives for flavour.
Replace with: Unsalted, unflavoured versions. Sprinkle them in salads, sauté them with vegetables, or eat as a snack.
Get rid of: Canned vegetables, and canned or boxed soups and soup stock. These are often high in sodium.
Replace with: Low-sodium versions. “Find soups with less than 400 mg of sodium per serving.
Get rid of: Marinades, salad dressings, bottled sauces (such as soy or Worcestershire), and gravy. These are typically very high in sodium and even saturated fat
Replace with: Spices. Make your own rub out of spices instead of using a marinade or sauce.
- Make your own salad dressing using virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar.
- And make a sauce for fish or chicken using fat-free Greek yogurt and your favourite spices.
Eating a well-balanced diet rich in vegetables and nutrients, has been associated with feelings of wellbeing and improvement in your mental wellbeing.
Now it’s over to you.
- Are you carrying around excess Easter holiday ‘baggage’ and wondering – should I go on a diet?
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