People are busier than ever these days. Making eating healthy eating a priority can seem like a daunting task, especially when you’re planning, preparing and cooking for your whole family.

These 6 easy tips will help you get on the right track:

  1. Understand nutrition basics. Knowledge is power for healthy mealtime choices. Learn where calories come from and how nutrient-rich foods may help prevent disease.
  2. Measure portion sizes. Even if you are eating healthier foods, watching portion sizes is still necessary.
  3. Don’t skip meals. Fuel your body throughout the day to keep energy up, boost metabolism and prevent the hunger feeling. People who skip meals are less likely to maintain a healthy weight.
  4. Plan meals ahead. Planning menus, creating shopping lists and buying weekly supplies from Meijer saves time and money, and provides healthier meals all week long.
  5. Eat at home. People who eat out consume more calories as it is very difficult to control ingredients and portions.
  6. Involve your family. Make meal planning, shopping and cooking a family affair, and eat together whenever possible. The healthy physical, nutritional and emotional benefits are endless, and continue well into adulthood.

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