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Home > Be Healthy > Health Library > How to Eat Healthy When You're Home All The Time
Sometimes, food can be a real comfort. And when you're working from home, it can feel like food is always close by. This can make healthy eating harder to do—and getting out for takeout foods a whole lot easier.
Try some of these tips to help you keep the focus on eating healthy when you're home a lot more.
Planning your meals takes the guesswork out of "what's for dinner?" And that can help you eat healthy. Here are some ideas to try.
Choose fresh foods, including onions, garlic, and potatoes. And don't rule out frozen, canned, and dried foods. Foods that last can help you pull a healthy meal together quickly. Try livening up frozen broccoli with chopped garlic. Rice can be a simple base for any meat, egg, bean, or vegetable dish. Add dried cranberries to oatmeal while it simmers on the stove.
It can be easier to eat healthy foods when you have them on hand. Try stocking healthy ingredients and snacks that you enjoy.
The same recipes tend to get old. Try some of these tips to help you find inspiration.
If you like cooking and baking, don't stop! Divvy up what you've made, and keep only what you want to eat. Wrap up the rest to share with friends, neighbors, or family members.
All foods, if you eat them in moderation, can be part of healthy eating. On most days, eat from each food group—grains, protein foods, vegetables and fruits, and dairy. And choose different foods from each food group. For example, if you often choose apples, try reaching for a banana instead.
Current as of:
December 17, 2020
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine & Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: December 17, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine & Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
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