Healtier and Tastier "healthy foods"

July 4, 2014

If you are like most Americans, you are trying your best to eat healthier. You get so much “Mis-information” that you wonder what the latest food crave is. We have some recommendations for that are EASY , quick ,taste just as good if not better than what you may think is healthy. Make these switches and try the suggestions below.

  • Regular apple sauce contains high-fructose corn syrup. Instead, cut your calories in half by choosing unsweetened apple sauce and adding cinnamon.

  • Orange juice is loaded with calories and contains about 25-30 grams of sugar. A great alternative is a super fruit juice, like Acai.

  • Instead of granola, consider good old fashioned oatmeal. The soluble fiber helps fill you up, controls your caloric intake and maintains your weight.

  • Vegetable chips are usually potato based and high in fat and calories. A healthier choice is air popped popcorn because it's low in fat, low in calories, and fills you up.

  • If you don't want the sugar, high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors but want something that is natural , organic, gluten free, has chia, flax, macha for energy and a quick on the go meal, try all flavors of recipes of this meal replacement that comes in chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and greenberry options... www.shakeology.com/suzimckee

  • Try freezing Greek yogurt with honey for dessert rather than the traditional frozen yogurt. Greek yogurt contains about 20 grams of protein in one container.

  • Vitamin-infused waters quench your thirst but may add to your caloric intake. If you're trying to cut back, just add your favorite fruit to water.

  • Planning is KEY to eating healthy - PLAN your Snacks!

    Snacking is an important part of everyone’s day and it can be a strategic component in how you feel throughout a full day, and how you perform during a work out. Think of snacks as mini-meals to avoid eating empty calorie foods such as chips, soda, or candy. To help provide balance in a diet, they should include at least two different food groups.

  • Examples of healthy snacks:

    • Greek yogurt with fruit

    • ½ oz almonds and an apple

    • Odawalla Fruit Nut Bar

    • ½ tablespoon natural almond butter & honey sandwich on whole wheat bread

    • 1 cup grapes and string cheese

    • 1 cup edemame and baby carrots

    • Cottage cheese and pretzels

    • Light mocha and a banana

    • Shakeology No bake cookies( see recipe at www.myshakeology.com/suzimckee)

    Avoiding snacks can lead to cravings and cause you to make unhealthy choices out of extreme hunger. Additionally, giving up on your healthy-diet plan due to hunger can cause feelings of guilt or cause you to give up on your diet. To be successful you must plan. Make your snack bags for the week on Sunday.

    Bring extra apples and other snacks to work so you have them ready to go.

    By planning and allowing snacks, it can help prevent cravings for sugary foods that occur when we let ourselves get too hungry. 
    This planning is key to health filled days, successful workouts, and a healthy lifestyle

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