As a caregiver selecting and preparing food for the Care recipient (cr) is a big responsibility be sure to include healthy foods especially foods that are heart healthy creating a heart-friendly diet starts with stocking your fridge with healthy and accessible foods prepare a list before you head to the store or farmer’s market and leave a little time after your trip to set yourself up for success during the week

Try: Check food contents while shopping at the grocery store look for foods displaying heart healthy labels make healthy substitutions choose substitutions like 1 milk instead of whole soft margarine for butter and lean meats like chicken and fish in place of ribs or ground meat prepare foods that are easy to eat when you come home from grocery shopping cut up vegetables and fruits and store them in the fridge ready for the next meal or when you are looking for a ready-to-eat snack this works better if the cr has access to foods between meals use your freezer make healthy eating easier by freezing good-for-you foods in portions freeze fruits such as bananas grapes and orange slices to make them more fun to eat for children

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Categories: Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Personal

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References: Helpguide org

Keywords: Diet cooking healthy eating

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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