Tools for Healthier Living: Try a Labeling

by | Aug 4, 2015 | Health Habits, Nutrition Support, Uncategorized

Today’s tool for healthier eating couldn’t be any more simple, but don’t let that deceive you. Using this simple tool on a regular basis can make it much easier to live a healthier life in your kitchen-and beyond. What is this miracle tool, you may be wondering. The answer is humble label. Yes, a well labeled kitchen can offer you a host of benefits when it comes to making healthy eating almost effortless. Your Labeling Options: You have a range of options to add labels to your kitchen. Anywhere that sells office or school supplies will have handheld label machines for reasonable prices that you can keep in a kitchen drawer for easy access. You can also print labels off from your computer, or just pull out some tape and a permanent marker. For those who like to add a decorative touch, check out arts and crafts stores or etsy for options that will appeal to those who like a bit of creativity to their organization.

How Labels Can Help You Practice Healthier Eating

Easy Access. Tired of digging through drawers and cabinets, opening jars and boxes to find what you are looking for? Ever give up and make a less than healthy choice when you can’t find what you’re looking for? Attaching a small label to any opaque container can solve this problem! No need to waste time and effort and add stress to your search when labels will make accessing what you need a snap! Less Waste. Ever carefully wrap up food to freeze for later, only to toss it in the back of the freezer and forget what it was? Even if you label nothing else in your kitchen, make it a regular habit to label any foods in your freezer with the contents and the date you froze it. No more tossing mystery packages!  Empowering. If you tend to be the keeper of the kitchen in your household, adding labels to containers can empower little ones (and bigger ones!) to find their own healthy snack and meal options. Consider color coding labels to distinguish quick healthy options. If children are too small to read labels, add a small graphic next to the words. Quicker Food Prep and Clean-Up. Attaching labels to everything in your kitchen will make cooking healthy meals a more efficient task. Anything you can do to make cooking healthy meals easier equates to a greater likelihood of cooking those healthy meals! Additionally, a labeled space for everything makes clean-up quicker and easier for the whole family. A tidy kitchen is more pleasant and less stressful for everyone!