1. Incorporate Healthy Food Substitutes into Your Meal Planning.
Some of my favorite alternative sweeteners for baked goods include Goya organic raw honey, applesauce, organic maple syrup, Goya blue agave nectar, and coconut sugar. Another healthy substitution is to try replacing white flour with more wholesome flour such as almond flour, coconut flour, whole wheat flour, or Goya chickpea flour. These whole grain flours contain nutrients, fiber, and healthy compounds naturally and are great for your digestive health.
2. Teach Your Children the Importance of Nutrition at an Early Age.
Some of my favorite ways to do this would be to explain the importance of foods and how they help our bodies, show them what a healthy meal looks like and make it a routine. Teach them about portion sizes, and lastly, be a role model each day so they see this as a routine behavior.
3. Take Time to Meal Prep.
I like to create a “Grab and Go” concept in my house. We are most likely to grab an unhealthy or unbalanced meal when we are hungry and do not have the patience or time to cook at that moment. The Sunday before your workweek I recommend batching two proteins, three vegetables, and two whole grains and keeping them in large containers in the refrigerator. This way when you are hungry, you can easily create a balanced plate in seconds through the week.