You might think that healthy eating is not related to kitchen remodeling but this is certainly not the case. In fact, you can actually remodel your kitchen in such a way that will encourage you and your family to eat healthy. This can be a big blessing in this day and age of microwave dinners and take out. Here are a few tips that you can use to help you start eating healthier.
While you can certainly let your kids enjoy their fruity cereals and hot dogs, adults have to be pickier with what they eat. However, having just one pantry will make it difficult for most people to stay away from high sodium and high sugar processed food. A good way to solve this problem is to have two separate pantries. You can have one pantry for your kids and one pantry to store all of your healthy food items. In your kid’s pantry, you can stack the usual snack items like potato chips and sweets. For the “adult” pantry, stock it with healthy snacks such as dried fruits, a nice selection of nuts, as well as other low calorie low fat snacks.
When attempting a kitchen remodeling project, you should also opt for a fridge with a large crisper. This means that you will be able to store more fresh greens and veggies that you can use to whip up a quick salad. The extra storage space means that you will be able to stock more greens. This also means that you will always have a healthy snack on hand if you feel the urge to nibble on something. Having healthy foods close at hand will help you avoid eating unhealthy snacks using the excuse: “there was nothing else to eat anyway.”
Countertop Herb Garden
In your next kitchen remodeling project, you should also consider adding a countertop herb garden in your kitchen. Nothing tastes better than freshly picked herbs and having an herb garden nearby means that you will always have access to the freshest herbs.