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25 Easy Ways to Be Healthier Than Ever in the New Year

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Alyssa Jung of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 25: Homemade meals tend to be healthier than take-out because you know what's in them, plus you're not tempted to order something deliciously unhealthy that catches your eye. You can ensure you get the protein, fiber, and nutrient-rich veggies your body needs to run and can limit your fat, sugar, and salt intake, all of which put you at greater risk for obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. If you're short on time, invest in a Crockpot slow cooker for effortless one-pot meals—by the time you get home from work, dinner is ready. (Bet you didn't know you could make these dinnertime favorites in a slow cooker!)

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Homemade meals tend to be healthier than take-out because you know what's in them, plus you're not tempted to order something deliciously unhealthy that catches your eye. You can ensure you get the protein, fiber, and nutrient-rich veggies your body needs to run and can limit your fat, sugar, and salt intake, all of which put you at greater risk for obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. If you're short on time, invest in a Crockpot slow cooker for effortless one-pot meals—by the time you get home from work, dinner is ready. (Bet you didn't know you could make these dinnertime favorites in a slow cooker!)

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