9 steps to healthy eating

Sticking to a wholesome diet is a challenge for some and a chore to others –some might even call it impossible. But healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, keeping it simple is the first step.

“People think food–cooking from scratch–takes a lot of time, but it doesn’t,” says Aart Schuurman Hess, CEO of the Greater Vancouver food Bank. “With just a few ingredients, you can still make affordable meals that are very nutritious and healthy.”

“I think we’ve lost that art. We’ve made food very complicated.”

He goes on to say, “a little bit of meat, a few potatoes, and some carrots is already a great meal. That’s how I grew up in the Netherlands. Kale with mashed potato and sausage was a hardy meal that would get you going on your skates.”

Click through the gallery above to see more strategies from Hess that will help you and your loved ones eat well, even when a healthy meal after a long, hard day seems like a tall order. Be sure to let us know what you think by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA