Choose Healthier | September 23, 2015
Choose Healthier September Coach Tip!
Start by pepping up your oatmeal or cereal with banana and a pinch of cinnamon, or adding berries to a cup of fat-free yogurt for breakfast. Fruit and veggie smoothies are another great option!
Then, add some crunch to your lunch! Add lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and/or onions to your sandwich. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, forgo the bread and make a full-on salad using the same ingredients or a lettuce wrap with bib lettuce.
If you’re a mid-day snacker, try replacing salty, starchy snacks with celery sticks with peanut butter, cherry tomatoes with hummus, grapes, or an orange. The nutrients will keep your mind and body strong during the last few hours of the work day. Slice up your snack the night before so it’s easier to eat on the go!
For dinner, instead of a pasta side-dish, why not bake a sweet potato? It’s great with a drizzle of olive oil and sea salt, and it’s chock-full of vitamins. Spaghetti squash is also a great pasta substitute! You can bake it right in the oven and top it with the same sauces.
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