Early in your healthy eating journey, it’s not uncommon to rely heavily on familiar foods - foods that you’re comfortable with and that happen to fit your new eating parameters.
Take a single day in your new eating routine, for example. At breakfast, scrambled eggs with a side of avocado are great tasting, familiar and filling. Grilled chicken salad works well for an at-work lunch. Baked tilapia with steamed broccoli make for a quick and easy dinner option that can be seasoned for added flavor. No doubt, that’s a healthy day of eating!
Extrapolate that day’s worth of healthy meals into a week or two (or a month), however, and you’re sure to run into “meat and veggie” burnout. (And you thought it was just you....)
If you find yourself pining for variety or missing your favorite foods, stop now and release the guilt. (Doesn't that feel good?) You have so many more options than you might think! Are you ready for some new healthy menu choices? Check out these “eat this, not that” alternatives for instant mealtime inspiration.