Being a mom is a complicated thing. A mom spends so much time taking care of a child's needs that she often neglects her own. For me, this is often reflected in my eating habits. I spend quite a bit of time preparing food for my daughter to eat. She eats a healthy, balanced vegetarian diet. In fact, most of her meals are organic. As for me, well - when I remember to feed myself - I usually just throw together whatever is easy and available.
For the past few months, I've been participating in the Blog Forward challenge with ZonePerfect. I've switched out many of my unhealthy snacks and meals with ZonePerfect nutrition bars in an attempt to regain control over what goes into my body. Food is fuel for the body, and I want to eat good food to feel my very best.
Healthy Cooking Swaps
Did you know that it is easy to make a few simple swaps in your diet to accomplish your diet and nutrition goals? Take a peek at a few easy changes that you can make:
I am a true Southern girl, so butter is big staple in my kitchen. If you're looking for a healthier alternative, try adding a little bit of applesauce to your dish. I also like to add walnuts to my salads, along with fresh fruit, carrots, and cucumbers. This is a filling and refreshing salad for summer!
My husband and I really dislike mayonnaise, so making the "switch" to mashed avocado was really simple. I love the creamy texture - and did you know that you can use avocado to make some amazing deviled eggs?!
Beverages are my biggest area of concern. I absolutely adore soda, sweet tea, and lattes. I've noticed that I am starting to enjoy my favorite drinks even more now that I don't drink them as often. They've become a treat, and I don't have to worry about extra calories or consuming too much sugar.
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