Fruits: Grace your plate with whole fruits. Whether it is fresh, frozen or dried fruits add some healthy sweets to your meal. It is the ideal substitute for sugary desserts.
Whole Grains: Foods such as oatmeal (add some cranberries or blackberries for a healthy breakfast) or brown rice (goes great with grilled salmon) will be healthy additions to your diet.
Vegetables: Vegetables gives much more flexibility to be creative with the ways you can prepare them. Whether you grill, roast or steam your veggies, don’t be afraid to find interesting ways to include them into your diet.
Protein: Protein is an essential building block for the bones, muscles, skin and blood in our bodies. Our bodies need a vast quantity of it in order to keep us going. It’s easy to say that eating meats such as poultry and beef and pork (lean meat) will be sufficient but it helps to find the balance. Foods such as beans, peas, unsalted nuts, seafood and seeds also have the protein that we need. Don’t be afraid to switch it up from time to time.
Dairy: For many international students on the go, yogurt is a great go to quick breakfast. If dairy makes up a big part, try low fat yogurt as a healthier option.