Reshape Your Health
Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle Just Got Easier. Simple changes in your food choices can be the first step toward a healthier you. And, since there’s no one plan that fits everyone, it’s important to develop a blueprint for healthy eating that’s packed with a variety of tasty, nutrient-rich foods and keeps your unique lifestyle in mind.
Chicken is a great source of high-quality protein and can be prepared in many different ways satisfying even your pickiest eaters! It has less fat and saturated fat than red meat making it a good choice for a diet. While dark meat chicken has a little more fat and saturated fat than white meat, it’s still a good choice. Ounce for ounce, it’s the skin of the chicken that has the most fat and saturated fat, so while it’s OK to cook your chicken with the skin on, it’s best to remove it afterwards.
Now is the prime time to eat peaches and other “stone” fruits such as plums, apricots, and cherries. These super juicy, sweet, delicious fruits will give you a boost of vitamin C and 2gm of fi ber per serving. Want to get the kiddos on board too? Try cutting any of these stone fruits up and skewering them with a kabob stick. Then let them dip their kabobs into yogurt – fun and nutritious!
Potatoes, whether white or sweet, are not only an American staple but are also a nutritious part of our diets. For only 110 calories, a medium size white potato has 2gm of fi ber, is high in vitamin C and packs more potassium than a banana. Sweet potatoes are lacking in vitamin C but are bursting with vitamin A. Try topping a baked potato with salsa and fat-free Greek yogurt or baking sweet potato “fries” for a healthy twist on a classic!