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12 Days to Renew You Before the Holidays {Day 4}

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Day 4: Upgrade Fuel

Considering basic nutrition, picky eating, what’s in the pantry, and prep time, family food choices often result from “what works.” In the midst of these challenges, making healthy choices for yourself at the grocery store will ensure you have the quality fuel you need to keep yourself running.

Changing one food at a time and working with your current recipes can be a manageable approach. Make simple swaps to upgrade your fuel:

  • Greens: arugula, kale, and baby spinach
  • Grains: quinoa, whole grain pasta, and brown rice
  • Oils: extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, and safflower oil

In addition to these swaps, make a few simple additions:

  • Spices with anti-inflammatory properties, including turmeric, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, black pepper, and cayenne
  • Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, including salmon, walnuts, flax seed, and hemp seed
  • Other seed varieties, including sesame, chia, and amaranth

For more information on making gradual dietary changes to achieve a healthy lifestyle, try these Good Reads:

What food swap will you make first? Please leave a Comment and be sure to mention the food you replaced!

12 Days of Renew You Before the Holidays - Day 4

 

In case you missed the previous days:

Day 1: Work Out

Day 2: Rehabilitate

Day 3: Get Outside

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