Tips for Preparing Light But Nutritional Meals
If you’re looking to reduce your portion sizes, you may be doing one of the best things you can do for your overall health. Eating healthy portions, no more and no less, can mean maintaining a healthy weight and means ensuring you’re getting the nutrition you need.
Unfortunately some don’t realize that they still need to eat healthy choices when trimming their portion sizes. They may have a serving of fries for lunch, reasoning that they’re not overeating, but forgetting that they’re not eating anything healthy either!
One thing you can do to make light but healthy meals is to use fruits and vegetables as “fillers” and even as a main course. For instance, if two scrambled eggs isn’t enough to fill you up in the morning but you don’t want the extra fat and calories of a bagel, add peppers and onions to your eggs for nutrition. When preparing a sandwich for lunch, use lots of lettuce and a thick tomato slice.
Remember that a salad is only as nutritious as what you include, so forego cheese, bacon, and heavy dressing and instead fill it in with sprouts, chick peas, red onions, and a nice vinaigrette dressing for flavor.
Try vegetables for main courses, such as stuffed peppers and mushrooms. Note how you prepare your meals so you’re getting nutrition and not added fat calories; this means grilling your meats rather than frying and steaming vegetables rather than boiling. Get into the habit of having a small side salad with every dinner and eating a piece of fruit as a snack every day and you’ll be able to eat lighter while still getting the nutrition you need.