The new year feels like an optimal time to create healthy living goals. Set yourself up for success at the beginning of the new year by stocking your fridge with fresh greenhouse grown produce. This is a great way to support your family’s efforts to live a healthy lifestyle.
Rather than making New Year’s resolutions, why not take a different approach and set some positive goals for the year ahead? Start by making a to-do list to help prepare yourself for a “reset” that will assist you and your family in making wise healthy food choices and maintaining desirable habits. We’ve put together a few tips that could help.
SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS –
With the new year just ahead, it’s a great time to set goals toward living a healthy, active lifestyle, complete with proper nutrition. A great way to support your family’s efforts is to ensure your fridge is stocked with various fruits and vegetables! With consistency in flavor and availability, choosing greenhouse grown produce means that every single bite, any time of the year, will contain the same quantity & quality of nutrient-rich vitamins and minerals! Preparing for a healthy reset is the first step toward achieving the goals that you hope to reach. Planning ahead will assist you in making good decisions and developing good habits. We’ve put together some simple pointers that can help you form good habits and continue them through the whole year ahead.
CLEAN OUT THE FRIDGE –
When your fridge is stocked with fresh healthy options, it makes it that much easier to choose foods that are in line with your goals. Give away any treats left over from the holidays and throw away any expired items to thoroughly reset your fridge. After cleaning out the refrigerator, only add items back that will help you and your family maintain a healthy diet. The convenience of greenhouse grown fruits & vegetables is that you can rely on them to provide the same quantity and quality of vitamins and minerals year-round. They can easily be incorporated into meals or enjoyed as snacks. Having fresh, greenhouse grown produce on hand all year long can help you stay on track toward maintaining healthy eating habits.
STOCK UP ON ESSENTIALS –
Having a refrigerator stocked with nutritious fruits and vegetables can be an excellent way to support a healthy, balanced diet. Fresh greenhouse grown produce such as cucumbers, peppers, and tomatoes (to preserve the flavor of tomatoes, store them at room temperature rather than in the refrigerator), are important sources of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are essential for good health. They can help to reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. When the majority of the ingredients you require are readily available, preparing a healthy meal is much simpler. Using clear containers is a great way to keep your product visible and organized. One way to ensure that your refrigerator is always stocked with healthy options is to plan your meals and do your grocery shopping in advance. This can help you to avoid making impulsive, unhealthy food choices when you are short on time or feeling hungry.
DEDICATED SNACK AREA –
Having a designated snack area is ideal for maintaining healthy habits. The great thing about Pure Flavor® fruits and vegetables is that they are great for snacks and are easy to grab and go! Stock up on healthy snacking options to have something on hand for everyone’s taste buds!
Cucumbers make an excellent snack because they are crunchy, and fresh, and serve as a natural detoxifier for your body. Peppers are low in calories and high in fiber, which may make them a good choice for individuals trying to manage their weight. Melons are a good source of Vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. These nutrients are essential for maintaining good health. Don’t forget the snacking tomatoes though! They make an excellent countertop snack when you’re craving something sweet. Keep them out of the refrigerator for the best flavor!
MEAL PREP –
Meal planning and ingredient prep can be beneficial in supporting a healthy diet and reducing the stress around mealtime. By taking the time to plan and prepare your meals in advance, you can ensure that you have healthy, nutritious options readily available when you are hungry.
Meal planning can also help you to save money and reduce food waste, as you can purchase and use ingredients more efficiently. In addition, prepping ingredients in advance can make it easier and quicker to put together healthy meals and snacks, which can be especially helpful on busy days. One great thing about our peppers is you can slice them up the way you like and store them in a container to use for cooking throughout the week. That said, they are also great cooked whole and stuffed with your favorite ingredients! If you are looking for some great, healthy ways to use them, we have over 150 pepper recipes you can try!
GET READY TO RESET –
Stocking up on fresh greenhouse grown produce and preparing your refrigerator can help support your healthy eating goals for the new year. A simple reset is a great way to help yourself and your family form new habits and make healthy food choices. Greenhouse grown produce is the perfect option, as it is grown using sustainable growing practices and available year-round.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables can provide many potential benefits, including increased energy levels and improved overall health. So, by stocking up on healthy produce and preparing your refrigerator to support your healthy eating goals, you can set yourself up for success in the new year.