Planning ahead to keep eating healthy

Planning ahead to keep eating healthy

Every January, many of us promise ourselves this is the year we say no to temptation and embrace a healthy eating habit. Then, life gets in the way in the form of a late night at work or a Super Bowl party.

So how do we avoid choosing the easy way out? Anticipation and preparation.

“Planning ahead is probably the most important thing,” declared Kitchen Engine owner Nicole Frickle. “Making your grocery list, making your meal plan – prepping your things ahead of time so that when you’re tired and hungry they’re available to you, and you don’t have to just grab anything.”

Nicole and her husband Eric have owned local kitchen and cookware shop Kitchen Engine for 10 years, and they know something about eating right. For example – they say it doesn’t necessarily mean eating less.

“I will say that when it comes to the portions, especially if you’re trying to cutback, there are certain things that I do think you should talk to your doctor about what- how much. I’d also say there’s certain things that you can eat as much as you want, those leafy greens, those things like celery.”

And of course, when it comes to eating right, it doesn’t hurt to get your spouse on board.

“I think to have a successful household, it’s extremely important. Whether you’re inspiring your kids – you know they look to you, what you’re eating and how your habits are.”