We all know Spring Break is just around the corner. We’re all excited for a week off of school, and some may even be jetting off to warmer weather and want to look our best while on the beach. Some simple ways to clean up our eating while preparing for a week in the sun can be as easy as switching up your snacks, drinking more water, and eating colorful meals!
Snacking is important to ensure we don’t overeat during meals, which can lead us to feeling too full and sluggish, making us unproductive for the tasks we need to complete. Here are some healthy snack options:
- A handful of nuts
- Veggies and hummus
- Bananas or apples with 2 tablespoons nut butter
- Yogurt with honey and fruit
- Air popped popcorn
Another thing to consider when getting ready for Spring break is to increase your water intake. Water is important for your body and it will not only help you to look and feel less bloated, it will flush out toxins and help clear up your skin and eliminate brain fog to get you through those pre-spring break midterms. Switch your morning juice or soda at dinner with water and you will notice a world of a difference. If you don’t like the taste of water add sliced lemon or cucumber.
An important aspect of eating healthy is to include lots of colors to your meals to ensure you are getting adequate vitamins and minerals. Try adding at least three colors to your meal to make it nutrient packed and well rounded. For example, if you love pasta, add spinach (green), sweet bell peppers (red or orange), and purple cabbage (purple) this way you have a quick pasta salad that will be filling, nutritious, and colorful.