A big part of taking care of yourself is developing healthy eating habits and sharing with your loved ones. Healthy eating has both a positive impact on your life now and in the future. Making healthy eating decisions does not mean only eating fruits and vegetables but making sure you have a variety of foods on your plate. For example, eating fewer sweets or including more nuts in your daily choices. Always remember, eating healthy can still be yummy!
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Some tips to help you and your family enjoy eating healthy foods:
Step #1: Learn.
Read here to learn more about the variety of options to create a healthy plate of diverse foods.
- What did you eat today? What parts of it made it a nutritious, balanced meal?
- What could you add or replace to make it healthier?
Step #2: Plan.
Read this article on choosing healthy snacks.
- Think about some of your favorite snacks.
- Are there any new ones you would like to try?
- Check to see what you have in your refrigerator or pantry.
- Do any of these ingredients inspire you to make a new snack?
Step #3: Create.
- Check out this list of 28 healthy snacks.
- Choose one to create or make up your own!
- Follow this recipe to make a simple and refreshing treat.
Step #4: Enjoy!
- Enjoy your yummy and healthy creation!
- Share your recipe with a friend or a family member.
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