During those wintery, lazy days indoors about the house, it's easy to resort to foods that are more convenience based, especially when we’re feeling lethargic. Sleeping in later doesn’t help either because it knocks our routine out of sync, but if you plan on fighting the urges with some healthy eating thrown into your weekends then you will find plenty of food hacks here.
Whether you are trying to eat more healthily for your own benefit or because you'd like to teach the kids, the fact that you are motivated is the most important part. We want to help feed this enthusiasm by providing some video walkthroughs on a variety of different hacks for creating healthy food showing different ways to prepare snacks. Click on the videos below or add your own suggestions in the comments box at the end.
Baked Apple Cranberry Oaties
Baking is an ideal activity for a lazy Sunday afternoon and if you plan ahead you can also bake enough for the following week, either as a healthy snack around the house or for your kid's lunch box. This recipe is also ideal for those Monday mornings when you snooze a bit too long and need to grab breakfast on the fly. Of course, you do not need to use the same ingredients with all oaties, so try mixing it up to provide some variety.
[Source: Stacie Billis]
10 Foods to Help Burn Belly Fat
Eating food is something most of us enjoy doing but there comes a time when we must all hold back every now and again to either prevent or reduce our belly size. If you weren’t aware, then it’s worth knowing that there are certain foods available that you can eat to stimulate fat break down. However, please do not resort to only eating the foods in the video below because variety is required in a healthy diet, simply use the recommendations to replace unhealthier foods in your diet.
[Source: Good Health 24/7]
Healthy Kale Recipe
Kale has risen in popularity recently because it’s the ultimate green vegetable. It’s packed with protein, vitamins A, B, C and K, along with Omega-3 and other fatty acids that are brilliant for our health. The only draw back is that it doesn’t taste the greatest on its own which is why it requires some creativity, especially if you want the kids to be wolfing it down at the dinner table. We all know that kids love chips or French fries, so try creating this healthy kale hack alternative to trick your kids into being healthy.
Save Money and Eat Avocado Seeds
Avocados in themselves are part of a healthy diet, containing healthy fats, but if you eat many of them in your household you may be surprised to hear that you could be eating the seed too. Throwing away quite a large part of the avocado may feel normal, but when you find out that it’s actually edible you may change your tune.
[Source: Sophie Sonnenworth]
Healthy Food Substitutes for Common Foods
Many times I have been halfway through a recipe to find out that the carton I believed to have eggs in it in the fridge is actually empty. When this infuriating scenario arises I am usually left with no choice but to flee to the shops in order to complete my meal. If only I knew about this food hack to save myself the time and money of racing to the store. In the video there are healthy food substitutes you can use if you ever find yourself in the same situation.
[Source: American Diabetes Association]