Choose healthy cooking methods such as baking, broiling, grilling, or steaming instead of frying.
Opt for lean proteins such as chicken, fish, and legumes instead of high-fat meats.
Use herbs and spices to add flavor to your dishes instead of relying on salt or high-fat sauces.
Add plenty of vegetables to your dishes to increase the nutrient density and fiber content.
Choose whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, and whole wheat pasta instead of refined grains.
Use healthy fats such as olive oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil instead of unhealthy fats such as butter or lard.
Choose low-sodium ingredients such as low-sodium broth or canned tomatoes to reduce your sodium intake.
Read food labels to make informed choices about the ingredients and nutritional content of the foods you are using.
Limit added sugars by using natural sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup instead of white sugar.