Here are 10 tips on how you can make your meals healthier without too much efforts.

  1. Choose herbs, spices and unrefined salt instead of table salt.
  2. Choose healthy oils such as extra-virgin olive oil, sesame oil, coconut oil, grass-fed butter and ghee instead of refined vegetable oils like canola.
  3. Choose lemon juice or raw apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar.
  4. Choose maple syrup, raw honey, coconut sugar or stevia instead of white sugar, agave and artificial sweeteners.
  5. Choose complex carbohydrates such as sweet potatoes and brown rice rather than refined ones such as white bread and flour.
  6. Choose fresh, local and organic produces whenever possible rather than conventional ones, especially when they don’t seem fresh or if they came from really far.
  7. Choose healthy cookware such as cast iron, stainless steel and glass, rather than aluminum and non-stick ones.
  8. Choose healthy topping and sauces such as olive oil, pesto, and fresh herbs rather than heavy sauces made with cream, butter and flour.
  9. Use unsweetened or homemade nondairy milk, or organic whole milk instead of conventional milk, soy milk or low-fat milk.
  10. Choose to bake, roast or sauté, instead of deep-frying and microwaving.