Five easy things to make your kitchen more’ healthy-person-user-friendly’ (I’m pretty sure that’s a word)
1. Smaller plates – I really think they work. Once I get my salad on it, there isn’t a lot of room for other things. Also, you can pick up cute smaller plates at the local Salvation Army store or at Marshall’s, TJ Maxx and they are sooooo fun.
2. Don’t eat family style – I know that sounds like you shouldn’t eat with your family – we all know it is so important to sit down as a family to eat as often as possible (OK – not eat as often as possible but sit together). This just means do not put all the food on the table. Fill the plates in the kitchen and take only them to the table, not the dishes filled with second helping possibilities.
3. Eat only in the kitchen – OMG, how many calories would I save if I was only allowed to eat sitting at the kitchen and/or dining room table!?!? That could be my whole diet plan right there – seriously I consume food all over my house!
4. Clear your counters – Not only does it make you feel good that your kitchen looks so clean and orderly, but there are no cookies in the cookie jar, M&Ms in the candy dish, – I could go on and on…
5. Non-food accessories – Now that the counters are clear, bring in some springtime. Pretty yellow tulips in a vase, fresh kitchen towels to brighten up the place, a small radio or cool stand for your IPod so you can play some groovy cool tunes while you cook. We all know dinner cooked at home is usually WAY healthier than take-out- brought-in.
Now go out there, make your kitchen fiercely smart and have a great weekend! – M