Tips for eating healthy

Tips for eating healthy

Written by Christy @ Fresh Mix Momma, Contributing Writer

Many people are looking to eat healthier these days. It seems like there is a common misconception that it is hard to eat healthy or too expensive.

When I look at how my husband use to eat compared to now, I am shocked. Over the past few years we have pretty much completely changed our eating habits for the better. The best part about this change is, for us, it really wasn’t a hard change.

Over the past few years we have just taken different tips for eating healthy and incorporated it in our lives. Over time these tips became habits. 

If you are looking to eat healthier here are some of my tips for eating healthy:

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Shop the perimeter of the store

This tips could quite possibly be one of the most important and life changing tips. When you shop the perimeter of the store you are buying more fresh food. This can also save you a lot of time, since you aren’t wandering up and down all the isles. Of course there will be times when you need something down an isle, but just try to stick to the outside.

Meal Plan

Take time to sit down and make up a meal plan. This will help out with your shopping, keep you on track and probably save you some money (you are less likely to impulse buy junk food.) There are plenty of healthy meals available on Pinterest that can make meal planning a cinch. You can check out my Healthy Meals boards on Pinterest, if you are looking for a place to start.

Meal Prep

Once you have all your food together, try to take a day or so to meal prep for the week. This will help you stay on track and not fall into the “I don’t feel like cooking, let’s just eat out.”

Use smaller plates

One of my problems in the past wasn’t because I didn’t eat somewhat healthy foods, it was that my proportions were way out of control! Using smaller plates can help control your proportions.

Eat Real Foods

I think one mistake many people make is that they eat what they believe are healthy foods, but might not be as healthy as they realize. Try your best to stick with real foods. Real Foods are not processed, they are natural and quite delicious and filling. You will find that the more whole foods that you eat, the less you crave all the processed, sugary foods.

Treat yourself

That’s right, I said Treat yourself! Eating healthy is great, but we all need treats every once in awhile. You can even make your treats a little healthier as well. Fruits are delicious and packed with natural sugars for your sweet tooth. If you are a chocolate lover, try some dark chocolate! Treats every now and then are sometime essential, just be sure to keep the treats under control.

If you are looking for a healthier diet, try to follow these simple tips in your life and you will see change over time. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard, but it can take some time. Make it a lifestyle change and before you know it these simple tips will be habits in your day to day life!

What healthy tips have helped you? Do you have any to add to this list?

About Christy

Christy is a down home country girl from the mountains of North Carolina, who now lives in the big city of Las Vegas. She is a military wife and a proud mommy of a beautiful little girl. Christy loves to travel and see God's creation. She truly believes that you can learn so much and benefit from visiting other areas in this beautiful world. Her blog: is about inspiring others to take a break and a breath of fresh air.


  1. Eating organ meats and little oily fishes are also some specific ways that healthy eating can be accomplished in an affordable way…

  2. Great tips. I love to see what other people think are good steps to take! 🙂

  3. This is great. Meal planning is one thing I need to work on for sure.

  4. These are all excellent tips!

  5. I especially like your tips to shop the perimeter of the store and eat real food! So helpful. 🙂

  6. Great tops! I follow all of them and they really do work:)

  7. These are all GREAT points!

  8. Great tips. The best thing for us was to stop buying packaged foods. When the only foods in the house have one ingredient, it’s a lot easier to eat healthy!