It’s time to spring clean your pantry and upgrade to some healthier swaps!
Healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard. Healthy eating doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite foods. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be perfect. Healthy eating doesn’t require you to be savvy in the kitchen.
Healthy eating can mean different things for everyone and has many unique factors. But, with spring coming up it’s time to spring clean your pantry and fridge with some new products to switch up your current menu to incorporate some easy, nutrient-dense foods.
Here are 5 easy swaps for your kitchen and pantry upgrade!
1. UPGRADE TO MORE CONVENIENT FOOD ITEMS
Oftentimes healthy eating is associated with hours of meal prep, cooking from scratch, and days of planning. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can cut corners without sacrificing nutrition or quality. Some good options are items like frozen veggies, canned fruit, or premade meals. One of the best items to help you save time and energy is Kevin’s Natural Foods line of fully-cooked entrées. Their products come with a variety of different sauces and flavors so you never get bored! All of their products are high in protein (23g per serving!), which can be hard to get out of most pre-made, packaged items. Bonus!
The key with Kevin’s products is that they have simple ingredients and are formulated to accommodate any diet needs. Kevin’s takes the prep and cooking out of the equation to provide a convenient, healthy meal that can help you consistently reach your goals. After all, consistency is the key to long-term health.
2. MAKE COOKING EASY WITH HEALTHY DRESSINGS
Salad dressings, sauces, and seasonings are what truly pull a meal together. But, they can also be items with lots of unnecessary calories and added ingredients. Make a swap to healthier dressings and sauces. Chosen Foods has many different products ranging from guacamole, mayo, and salad dressings to spice up any meal!
3. TRY AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL PASTA
Don’t get me wrong, traditional pasta is delicious and is still part of a healthy diet. But, for those looking to lighten up the calories or add more volume to their meals, there are different pasta alternatives to choose from. One of the best options is the products by Miracle Noodle. These noodles are all gluten-free, no-calorie, and provide a ton of fiber and volume of your meal without going overboard on the carbs.
Kevin’s also has a ready-to-eat Cauli Mac & Cheese which is heavenly! For even more options and variety try items like pasta made from beans or lentils for a heartier meal packed with protein and fiber.
4. REVAMP YOUR SWEET STASH
Every kitchen needs a sweet stash for that afternoon pick me up or a sweet treat. Unreal Snacks has some amazing alternatives for your candy and treat favorites. They have taken the classics and updated them with lower sugar and more nutrients. Unreal Snacks are also formulated with dietary restrictions in mind so everyone can enjoy them!
5. SNEAK IN YOUR VEGGIES
Cauliflower is all the rage these days and can be used in so many recipes and meals. If you are new to this trend and still not sure how to make the transition from traditional products to a cauliflower alternative, try out Kevin’s line of Heat & Eat Sides which includes items like Mashed Cauliflower and Rice Cauliflower Stir Fry. You can’t go wrong with these easy side dishes that boost the nutrition of your meal and help you get more veggies in your diet, without sacrificing flavor!
Start with these 5 baby steps and build from there. However healthy eating looks for you, remember that you CAN reach your goals and have healthy meals despite any previous barriers that you thought were in your way!