Everything you eat and drink matters – the right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. To find your healthy eating style, focus on making a few of these small changes…
- Make half your plate fruits and vegetables
- Vary your veggies
- Make half your grains whole grains
- Choose low fat and fat free dairy
- Mix up your protein foods to include more variety – try dried beans and peas, nuts, seeds, eggs, fish, poultry and lean meats.
A healthy eating style has room for small amounts of foods with added sugar, saturated fat and sodium. Check food labels and compare to find the healthiest choices. Eat less saturated fat by replacing solid fats, such as those found in butter, meats and cheese, with healthier fats found in vegetable oils, avocado, nuts, seeds and even some fish.