Eating healthy is difficult, not to mention expensive. But living off late night pizza slices, pre-packaged snacks, and extra desserts is not a good idea. If you’re feeling tired and lazy all the time this might even be the reason. So here are few tasty and easy ways to spice up you menu.
Spinach: A little bit of spinach goes well with everything. Toss it in a salad or on sandwich with just a touch of vinegar and oil. Cook it in a frying pan (or defrost a frozen package) and toss it with your eggs in the morning or serve it as a side at night.
Sweet Potatoes: These tasty potatoes are the best snack. It takes just 5 minutes to cook one in the microwave, but you’ll be full for a lot longer. You can also slice them up and toss them in the oven at 350 with a sprinkle of olive oil, pepper and salt for a more satisfying crunch.
Pork: Often referred to as the other white meat, pork is low in fat and high in protein and B vitamins (as long as you stay away from bacon). It’s also a deal; you can pick up a pork loin for just $2 a pound.
Berries: These may be on the pricey side, but they’re worth it. Toss a handful of dried cranberries on your salad for a sweet twist, mix some blueberries with some plain yogurt for a healthy breakfast, or add a touch of sugar to some strawberries for a tasty dessert.
Oatmeal: Loaded with fiber that helps you feel full longer oatmeal is the perfect breakfast or snack. Just make sure you avoid the instant oatmeal that’s loaded with sugar. Cook the oats yourself and add a touch of cinnamon to keep it healthy.
Nuts: As long as you eat them sparingly these crunchy buggers really make the perfect snack. They take extra time to peel and eat which keeps you from eating too much, but they also provide a satisfying crunch.
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