In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

5 Tips to Make your Kitchen a Partner in your Diet

Maintain a healthy lifestyle with simple changes

Embrace a new you! If living a healthy lifestyle is on your things-to-do list, our friends over at Heartland Weekend has you covered. They reached out to Christine Jaegers, the fitness and wellness specialist at the Osage Centre, for a closer look at how to prep your kitchen for success.
She invited us into her home to show us some good kitchen tips if you’re on a diet. It’s all about little changes.

It starts at the grocery store

Success starts at the grocery store & what you bring into your house. If it’s not in your home, chances are better it won’t end up in your belly!

It's all about visual cues

Visual cues are most important. When you open your fridge/pantry, what do you see?
Always have pre-sliced fruits and vegetables ready to go. They should be the first thing you see when you open the refrigerator! Store them in a clear container.
Above all, don’t leave healthy options hidden in the bottom (A.K.A. The RIP drawer area). You’ll forget
about them!

Out of sight, out of mind

Hide your bad food!
What is on your counter? Christine says to put away your cookies and cakes. Keep fruit and nuts on the counter.

Make the kitchen a fun atmosphere!

You’re more likely to enjoy cooking healthy if you have fun music, good lighting, and no clutter.

Every kitchen should have these:

These tools are a must to maintaining a healthy lifestyle:

  • Scale
  • Clear Tupperware
  • Plastic bags so you can portion control food you tend to overeat
  • Veggie Steamer
  • Knife and cutting board

Looking for more tips in the kitchen? Check out how you can reduce your energy usage.