Healthy Tips for A Fresh Start

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A new year of healthy eating is easier—and more delicious—than you think! Get inspired in Metro’s gorgeous produce aisles, with fresh Ontario fruits and veggies, and imported treats like clementines, dates and pomegranates. Keep up your healthy resolutions with these tips.

1. Curb your hunger with apples.

Did you know that cellulose (insoluble fibre)Metro-Apples-AdvImg helps to control the appetite? Apples are packed with it and are also low in calories and sugar. Munch an Ontario apple on the go or try these incredible apple recipes:

Apple Bruschetta

Apple and Beet Salad

Rolled Apple-Stuffed Turkey Breast

2. Choose leaner proteins.

Fish is a lean source of protein, and salmon is a spectacular choice. Not only does it contain omega-3 fats, salmon also provides vitamin D and iron. Our Maple-Marinated Salmon with Beet Salad and Grilled Leeks is an absolute must-make.

3. Squash gives a boost. 

Cold and flu season is here, so now’s the time to give your immune system a boost with squash—an excellent source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that protects your body’s cells from damage. Try Spicy Spaghetti Squash with Basil and Red Bell Peppers. It tastes amazing and has the texture of spaghetti pasta—without all the calories and carbs.

4. Snack sensibly. 

Make new habits to help healthy eating stick. Instead of going to the cupboard when you crave a snack, change direction and head to the fridge for fruits and veggies. Just can’t resist packaged potato chips? Try Crispy Vegetable Chips, a healthier alternative made with locally grown beets, carrots and rutabaga.

5. Soups are simple.

There’s no easier way to pack vitamins and minerals into a filling meal than a hearty vegetable soup. Make a big pot on the weekend and store in freezer-safe bags or containers for a quick weeknight meal. Just heat and eat!Metro-Soup-AdvImg

Easy Vegetable Soup

Need to satisfy your sweet tooth? Dates are the answer. Known as nature’s candy, they’re rich in fibre and potassium, and provide vitamin B6, niacin, magnesium and iron. And if you simply can’t resist baked goods, use recipes with added fruits or vegetables so you’re getting more than just empty calories. Try Date Squares. Absolutely divine!

7. Metro is your healthy eating destination.

Metro helps makes healthy eating part of your everyday life. Shop your local Metro store for fresh produce at its best. Visit metro.ca for delicious recipes and simple tips for healthy living.