In your 20s: Plan for the future
The sooner you build a strong foundation for healthy eating, the better, says Toronto-based dietitian Leslie Beck. "Get in a routine with planning nutritious meals now," she says. Our fave forward-thinking solutions: salad in a jar (see recipe below), writing out a weekly supper schedule and doubling dinner recipes for healthy lunches the next day.
Salad in a jar
Mix dressing: Whisk 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive with 1/4 cup orange juice, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp Dijon and 1/8 tsp salt.
Layer it up: Spoon 1-2 tbsp dressing into jar. Add mushrooms, quinoa, blanched asparagus, grilled chicken or tofu, chopped tomatoes and chopped peppers. Top with mâche or leaf lettuce.