There are times in our lives that we decide to eat better. One of the biggest is the New Year. We look for change in order to make a change ourselves. However, eating healthy is not a difficult thing! There are tons of ways to eat healthier if you try. If you’re not interested in dieting, there are a few changes you can make to your everyday eating that will point you in the right direction.
The Forq app is filled with tons of great recipes that are useful for ways to eat healthier this year. Scroll through to find some, or add your own!
3 of the Best Ways to Eat Healthier This Year
1. Replace Carbs
Carbohydrates are an important part of any diet. Good carbs get absorbed slowly and give us energy. However, carbohydrates such as white bread create spikes in blood sugar levels. These “bad” carbs are usually high in sugar and processed foods, making them unhealthy. When you can, find something to replace the “bad” carbs. Make a lettuce wrap when eating a sandwich, like these Honey Lemon Chicken Lettuce Wraps.
2. Fill Up with Veggies
Filling up with veggies goes hand-in-hand with replacing carbohydrates. When there is a choice in the matter, opt for the healthier option. I find that many times when I go out to eat, I want to order the French fries but have gotten in the habit of getting the side of vegetables or salad instead. If you’re at home, it’s even easier! Find a vegetable recipe you’ll love– don’t make them bland. Some of my favorites are Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Roasted Brussel Sprouts With Pecans.
3. Stay Away from the Sauces
I got into the habit of cooking with sauces. I’m not saying they’re always bad, but a lot of times, the ingredients are not very healthy. If your sauce has cream or cheese, there are definitely healthier options. Usually, I opt to not use a sauce at all. Instead of cooking my chicken in sauce, I’ll grill it like this Grilled Lemon Chicken. If you’re worried about not having enough flavor, try cooking it with some veggies and citrus like this Orange Chicken Stir-Fry with Asparagus!
Download the Forq App for More Recipes and Ways to Eat Healthier
Don’t forget to use the Forq app to find more recipes for ways to eat healthier! Look for any of the recipes we’ve listed above or search for your own. It has recipes for every occasion from delicious winter soup recipes to comforting Southern-inspired sides. Thousands of people have uploaded their favorite recipes to the app, so you know whichever you choose is going to come out great. If you have a favorite recipe, make sure to upload it for others to use, too!