Looking for a healthy way to hack your daily nutrition and keep it creative, tasty, and cost-effective? We're sharing a few of our best tips, tricks, and DIY's that make it easy to incorporate nutrient-dense foods into your meals and snacks.
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Tip #1: Utilize Your Freezer
Although it may take a little time and some prep work, freezing fruits and veggies means you can enjoy your favorites any time, any season. It also means less waste and spoilage because it doesn't matter if what's on your Sunday shopping list doesn't get eaten until much later in the week. It's ready when you are.
Freeze melons and riced cauliflower in resealable/reusable eco friendly bags. Add them frozen to your 310 Smoothies for added texture and flavor while at the same time introducing healthy fiber. They are also high in antioxidants and vitamins like A and C that your body needs to protect your cells, support immune health and keep your bones strong.
And, if you’ve ever wondered how to preserve your avocados, wonder no more! You can slice and freeze your avocados by themselves or add seasoning to each slice before freezing. Then you can use them for adding thickness to your shakes, or turn them into a last minute snack of guacamole, to reap the benefits of fiber and heart-healthy fats that come from avocado.
Tip #2: Get Creative with Sparkling Water
Fruits like pineapple, limes, lemons and berries can be thawed and added to carbonated water for a no-added-sugar sweetness at a fraction of the cost of buying flavored sparkling water. Add fruit and carbonated water to your 310 Lemonade and you've got a delicious way to stay hydrated while getting a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals. You can also add it to your 310 Greens Blend and sneak in 70+ superfoods!
Tip #3: Don't Dump Out Leftover Coffee
Freeze it into cubes and turn it into a delicious iced mocha or use it in baked goods. Simply blend coffee ice cubes into your choice of 310 Shake for a healthy and energizing drink that's free of artificial flavorings and ingredients!
Tip #4: Keep Salads Healthy and Delicious
It's easy to overload on calories when you're trying to add flavor and crunch.
Hack your salads by using flavored oils and vinegars to add bold and complex taste instead of traditional salad dressings that are loaded with carbs, sugars and fats. Get creative and make your own flavored balsamic vinegar by adding spices and herbs.
To add some low calorie crunch to your salads try adding a few slivered almonds to the top. Just a few slivered almonds can add on healthy fats and protein with fewer total calories than adding whole almonds.
Tip #5: Make Your Own Bread Crumbs
For mindful baking, make your own bread crumbs! Maybe you are following a Keto lifestyle, or you are gluten free, or maybe you don't want the added salt or preservatives in bread crumbs - this puts you in control of healthy fiber and carbs without all the processed ingredients.
Tip #6: Easy DIY Granola
Love granola but not wanting all the added sugar? Make your own using rolled oats and a variety of other nutritious and flavorful add-ons like select nuts, drizzled vanilla extract, agave or dried fruit. Oats are a gluten-free, whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. You may opt to add 310 Shake into the mix for some clean protein.
Tip #7: Don’t Overlook Canned Goods!
Canned goods are a super-affordable and easy way to store healthy nutrition at your fingertips or take on-the-go. Food like canned salmon or chicken can still offer you the same healthful benefits that fresh offers. Add canned salmon to your salad at lunch or dinner and you have a ready in minutes meal with a good source of protein and Omega 3.
Canned Pumpkin and other canned fruits are great substitutes for fresh offering your body power-packed fiber and vitamins.
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