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I make a point of having 1/2 orange and 1/2 apple with each breakfast. Or I cut fruit into oatmeal. I like fruit but find it hard to get in 3 or more servings per day. When I start with fruit in the morning, it motivates me to eat smart rest of day.
Homemade soup:- My DH & I regularly make large batches of soup (approx 12 portions) and freeze. Not only is it cheaper than shop bought soup, you know exactly what & how much has gone into it, you can use up all the left over fruit, veg & salad in your kitchen, it tastes good & it is a lot healthier
Developing a written meal plan which I follow every week is very helpful. I eat the same thing every Monday as I eat every other Monday, the same thing every Tuesday, etc. I develop special plans for days that occur regularly but not weekly. The plan is posted on the refrigerator.
Using the nutrition tracker is an absolutely vital component of my healthy lifestyle. Calories are important but also being able to keep an eye on the differing levels of nutrients is a fantastic tool for ensuring healthy outcomes.