Healthy weight gain is a process and meal planning helps in organizing your thoughts and resources to come up with culinary delights that showcase your productivity. It plays a vital part in balancing meals nutritionally, taste-wise and cost-effectively within the time available for preparation by keeping the dietary requirements of the family in mind.
This clearly depicts that your healthy meal is a combination of fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and dairy items. You can choose between the type of fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins in any form and whole dairy products. An organized meal plan makes your life healthy. It is good to go with a weekly meal plan than a monthly one. This is because your mind will be fresh with the ideas that you had for the previous week.
Balance your diet.
The first and foremost way to achieve a healthier meal plan is to have a balanced diet that is enriched with nutritious food items. It should contain everything that your body needs for trouble-free functioning. It should be a combination of food rich in vitamins, healthy fat, proteins, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, fiber, antioxidants and much more.
Your meals should not contain only fruits and vegetables with a message that they are healthy. You should also be aware in analyzing the favorite food items of your family members. This is because the full nutrient of any food item is acquired only when we love and eat it willingly. You can try to blend this fruits and vegetables into nutritious smoothies that are easy to digest and consume.It is even a better idea to make your little ones eat their least favorite food items by promising their desired snack or dessert.
Breakfast is the most vital part you need to concentrate on. A wholesome breakfast gives good strength and a good start to your day. Let your breakfast be power-packed, for example it can be a blend of whole-wheat bagel with smoked salmon, fresh orange juice and lettuce. Instead of having three full meals, you can have it as a nutritious breakfast with three or four smaller meals in-between to increase your stamina and facilitate you to keep your energy levels up always.
Ensure that your meal plan definitely has bright colored vegetables and fruits. This is because brightly colored vegetables and fruits like broccoli, corn, lettuce, carrot, beets, squash, oranges, berries, mangoes, apples etc. are naturally enriched with iron, zinc, calcium, fiber, antioxidants, potassium, vitamins and much more. These nutrients have the power of fighting against numerous diseases and decrease your intake of medicines.
Prepare it in such a way that a day is balanced with simple as well as complex food items. This will make you feel comfortable as there is no need for you to struggle in the kitchen for a long time for all the three meals of the day. If your breakfast is simple as an Egg sandwich with whole-grain bagels, spinach and fresh juice then make a sophisticated dinner like Rice noodles with garlic prawns and sweet corn soup.
Include the seasonal produce in your meal planner as it not only supports your diet but also supports your budget-friendly shopping. These seasonal fruits and vegetables are blended with nature and are available only in the particular season. By eating this you can augment your strength and endurance in a natural way.
I hope you’re not thinking about alcohol.Drink water! Of course it’s water. They never stop drinking water.
Celebrity trainer and nutrition specialist Harley Samuel Pasternak (whose major clients include: Kim Kardashian, Hale Berry , Megan Fox, among others.) urges the importance of body hydration.
According to Harley B. L. Pasternak, thirst will typically be mistaken for hunger, thus often sipping water through the day will keep excess calories off your plate – and your mouth.
These are the smart ways to achieve a healthier meal plan and this is the right time to start one.
While meal planning its essential to consider high calorie foods if you are intending to gain weight. You can check out some of my favorite recipes.
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