5 Tips For Eating Healthier

Just because January is almost over, it doesn’t mean you can’t start a resolution to eat healthier. Deciding to eat healthier is overwhelming as it’s a lifestyle change, but here are some tips to make it easier for you to stick with your goals.

Swapping Ingredients

It’s hard to say no to your favorite foods when you decide to start eating better, but the good news is you don’t have to. Instead, make some adjustments to your recipes like replacing all-purpose flour with spelt or whole wheat flour. Spelt flour actually works really well for baked goods because it has a maple flavor.

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WARNING ⚠️ this VEGAN BANANA BREAD is highly addicting. Viewer discretion is advised. . . Ok but for real….Nick and I can’t get over how good this loaf turned out. I always stick to muffins, donuts, and cookies because they take half the time to bake, but I decided to be a bit more patience today. IT PAID OFF 👏🏻🤤 . VEGAN BANANA BREAD RECIPE: . ➡️Dry Ingredients: . • 2c of @bobsredmill spelt flour . • 3/4tsp baking powder . • 1tsp baking soda . • 1/2tsp ground cinnamon . • 3/4tsp salt ————————————————————- ➡️Wet Ingredients: . • 2 ripe bananas (mashed) . • 150g @traderjoes vanilla bean creamy cashew yogurt (1 container) . • 1/3c coconut oil (melted) . • 1/3c maple syrup. • 1tsp vanilla extract • 3-5T vegan @enjoylifefoods dark chocolate chips . . 🍌Instructions: . 1️⃣ Mash the bananas in a medium size bowl, then add the rest of the wet ingredients and stir together 2️⃣In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients . 3️⃣Add in a few handfuls of vegan chocolate chips into the batter at the end before transferring to a loaf tin 4️⃣Line the loaf tin with parchment paper (or coat with oil), and add your banana bread mixture 5️⃣Top with mini @enjoylifefoods dark chocolate chips and @sevensundaysmn vegan paleo granola bits on top for some texture/crunch, then bake for 38-42min @ 350°F (Cool before cutting and enjoy!)

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Prep Lots of Grains and Legumes

Over the weekend when you have time prep batches of grains and legumes, which will be a side, a base for grain bowls, or salads garnishes for lunches and dinners.

Snack on Fruits and Vegetables

Instead of reaching for chips and dip or cookies, cut up some fruits and vegetables and make a platter. They’re fun to much on and there’s so much variety that you won’t get bored.

Buy Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Not only do frozen fruits and vegetables keep for a long time, but there are so many ways to use them. Add them to your yogurt or oatmeal or whip up a smoothie for breakfast!

Eat One Vegetarian Meal a Day

We know this may be hard for meat-lovers, but for one meal load up on plant-based ingredients. You’ll not only be helping your waistline, but you’ll also be having a great impact on the environment.