3 Summertime Healthy Eating Tips
You endured the long, rough winter season—now you’re ready to welcome more sunshine and becoming more active! We believe summer is also a great time to eat healthier, because fruits and vegetables are easier to access and incorporate into your meals. Here are some quick (and easy) ways to eat healthier this summer:
Buy your fruits and vegetables from local vendors
Tomatoes, corn, green beans, strawberries, raspberries…the list goes on! Summer is the ideal time to visit your local farmers market to find fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Buying local from farmer’s markets is a great way to save a little money while supporting your community.
Drink fruit-infused water
A water infuser is a great way to naturally flavor your water with fruits and other flavors to encourage drinking more water. Infusers can be bought as a pitcher or as a water bottle, and are a great option if you don’t want to strain the fruits and herbs out before adding more water. Fruit-infused water also helps to hydrate and detoxify your body.
Fire up the grill
There’s something relaxing about firing up the grill and cooking while enjoying the best mother nature has to offer. But did you know there are also health benefits to grilling your foods? Grilling helps reduce the fat in your meats, and helps meat and vegetables retain more vitamins and minerals.
Good food choices nourish our bodies and help us be stronger both physically and mentally. Take advantage of the best that summer has to offer, and you may even develop good eating habits that can carry into fall and winter! At Healthy Meal Plan, we make healthy eating even easier by offering healthy, nutrition, made-from-scratch meals that are delivered directly to your doorstep. Try us today!
Fruit-Infused Water Recipe
Here are great fruit combinations to get you started, but experiment to find your favorite:
- Lemon + Cucumber + Mint
- Strawberry + Lemon + Mint
- Peach + Watermelon
- Raspberry + Lime
Fill your infuser with water (you can also use a regular pitcher if you don’t have an infuser). Mix in some chopped fruits, veggies, and/or herbs and let sit in the fridge for 2-8 hours. You can reuse your fruits, but make sure you swap out older fruits after 48 hours.