Sunday, April 11, 2010

Healthy Option Week

As I said a few weeks ago, sometimes the easiest change to make with food is to replace something you eat with a healthier option. I figured we could challenge ourselves this week to try to make the food we eat healthier. Here are a few suggestions:
  • Replace the pork, goat meat or chicken thighs in your food with fish or lean beef
  • Boil or roast your meat rather than fry it
  • If you eat spaghetti or pasta, try to substitute it with whole wheat spaghetti or pasta
  • Replace one-quarter of your usual portion with spinach, broccoli, or any other green vegetable
  • Rather than eat a sugary cereal, eat some oats in the morning
  • Drink water or milk rather than soda
  • Eat fruits for dessert
  • Replace ice cream with frozen yogurt
  • Replace packs of chips with popcorn
  • If you’re craving chocolate, rather than have a chocolate bar, have some low-fat chocolate milk or some dark hot chocolate
  • Replace white rice for brown rice
  • Replace white bread for whole wheat or whole grain bread
  • Use brown sugar over white sugar
  • Drink green tea instead of black tea
Try these this week, and let me know how you feel at the end of the week! After one week, you're already on your way to making more little changes that can have a big effect on your health.

1 comment:

  1. I feel healthier just from reading this.. hehehe.. :))

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