8 Simple & Easy Ideas To Be Healthier

Hey guys! Recently I’ve been working on trying to be a little more healthy/find healthy alternatives to unhealthy foods. It can honestly be super easy and doing a little really can add up. This isn’t about going on a diet or cutting out everything you enjoy eating, nope, this is about finding some healthier alternatives and enjoying the process of getting healthier.

1. Snack on nuts & dried fruit*, instead of chips/cookies. Instead of heading for the chips & cookies, switch to nuts & dried fruit. It will keep you full for longer and isn’t as processed.

*Check to make sure that the dried fruit doesn’t have added sugar. You’d honestly be surprised at how much added sugar can be in it. O.o

2. Focus on drinking water. If you’ve ever done any research whatsoever on health, than you’ll know that soda and other sweetened drinks are soooo unhealthy. Stick with water, which will keep you hydrated and feeling great all day!

3. Switch out your milk. Rather than using cows milk for your cereal, oatmeal or even for your baking, use almond milk, coconut milk or some other milk. It can take a little adjusting to get used to (especially if you’ve been drinking cows milk for a while), but once you get used to it, you can hardly tell a difference.

4. Go with a smaller portion & savor it. Honestly, do you really need that huge slice of cake, or that big bowl of ice cream? You can totally still enjoy a little of your favorite food, but just cut down on the portion size.

5. Skip the salad dressing. Salads are pretty healthy, except for the dressing. All the oil and often added sugar in the dressings can be super unhealthy. I’ve started skipping the dressing on most of my salad’s, and even though they don’t taste completely the same, they’re pretty similar and so much healthier!

6. Do you really need the sweetener? This is a tricky one, but what are you adding extra sugar to? For me, a few things I was adding sugar to were oatmeal and tea. It’s been tricky to adjust to these things without sugar (or another alternative sweetener), but it’s well worth the adjusting. πŸ˜‰

7. When at a restaurant or ordering takeout, save half the portion. Have you ever noticed that often restaurant portions are huge!? If you order takeout or are dining in at a restaurant, save half the portion (or at least some of it) for a meal later. Or, order a kids meal. You’ll still get to enjoy the food, but without overindulging.

8. If you’re going to an event with unhealthy food… If you know you’re going to a party or other social event, where there will be unhealthy food (such as a pizza party, for example) eat something healthy at home first. This is helpful for two reasons, 1) You’ll already be a little full, so you’ll be able to enjoy the party food without getting too much and 2) Often there are some activities before eating, so if you don’t eat something you’ll probably be hungrier and overeat.

I hope these tips will be helpful for you guys! Do you have any little things you do to stay healthy? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

❀ Hannah

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38 thoughts on “8 Simple & Easy Ideas To Be Healthier

  1. This is such a helpful post! Love these ideas! I actually have only drunk real cows milk once or twice in my life because we drink soymilk instead (though we tend to have an assortment, rice milk, cashew milk..even macadamia milk) due to allergies. I love to sweeten up my oatmeal, but instead of using white sugar I tend to use maple syrup or a mix of brown sugar & ground-up flax seed, which are both really yummy πŸ˜› Also, despite yogurt being called healthy it has way to much sugar so instead we like to buy unsweetened yogurt and add a little honey, which tastes even better I feel like!
    Another awesome post as usual! Have a nice day!

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    1. Thank you so much, Hannah! I’m so glad you found it helpful! I know, the more I research it, dairy really doesn’t seem to be the best for us! YES! I was so surprised to see that too!

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  2. These are really helpful tips!! I’ve actually never liked salad dressing so that takes care of that step. πŸ˜‰

    Wonderful post!! ❀ Have a fantastic day.


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  3. These are really good tips Hannah! I try to have a pretty healthy lifestyle all the time so I always love more tips and motivation! I really enjoy using stevia for my sweetener- also honey and coconut sugar work well for baking. And for salad dressing- we always home-make ours using olive oil, ACV, Dijon mustard, and some spices. It’s super simple! Thanks again for sharing πŸ’›

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    1. Thank you so much, Hope! Me too! πŸ˜‰ Ooh, that’s a great idea, I’ll have to try it sometime! Sure, I’m so glad you enjoyed! ❀❀

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  4. Some amazing tips! Yes some of the best nuts for being healthy are walnuts as they have omega3oil in them which is good for the brain! Yes that’s why I always keep a bottle of water with me! Keep making more posts like this pleaseπŸ’—

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  5. These are all such great ideas! Have you ever heard of those Bubly drinks? I drink one almost every day, and they’re sooo good! And yesss!! Dried fruit and nuts is sooo good! Wonderful post! πŸ™‚

    -Laura ❀ πŸ™‚

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  6. I lovee nuts!! And what with the weather being so hot, all I want to drink is a gallon of cold water! So I was very excited to read those twoπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‡
    And great tip about saving half the portion! I’ve never thought of that. XX

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  7. These are some great tips! Drinking water is so important, although it’s hard to remember at times. πŸ™‚ And yes, added sugar is in sooo many things you wouldn’t even think it’s in. It’s crazy!

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