Healthy Foods & Cooking
2 AnswersEdward Phillips, Physical Therapy, answeredNuts are high in calories, so it's best to enjoy them in place of other snacks, not in addition, and to keep serving sizes small. Measure out a serving (typically a small handful equals one ounce) to nibble when mid-afternoon slump hits or on the way home from work, so you won't be ravenous at dinnertime. Try eating nuts and fruit on oatmeal or yogurt for pleasing texture and taste, or sprinkling ground flaxseed over a salad or adding it to granola.
2 AnswersIntermountain Healthcare answeredHere are some healthy family meal ideas:
- Baked potato with fat-free cottage cheese and vegetables
- Bean burritos, using black beans, vegetarian or fat-free refried beans
- Casserole with chicken, vegetables, and rice
- Chili and cornbread
- Enchiladas with vegetables and chicken
- Omelets with vegetables and low-fat cheese
- Grilled salmon and wild rice
- Macaroni and cheese, without the butter and using skim milk
- Pizza topped with vegetables and mozzarella cheese
- Roasted vegetables (in olive oil) served on brown rice
- Salad tossed with tuna or chicken
- Soups that are broth-based or made with low-fat milk
- Spaghetti with tomato sauce and extra vegetables
- Stir-fry with chicken and vegetables over brown rice
- Tuna or chicken salad sandwich on whole wheat
- Pancakes or waffles (whole wheat) with fruit and light yogurt
- Hummus and whole-wheat pitas
- Subs or wraps with vegetables and lean meats
3 AnswersIntermountain Healthcare answeredFoods like bread, rice, and pasta are a big part of how most people eat. But some grains are better for your health than others. Foods made with whole grains and unprocessed starches have more fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Whole-grain foods include:
- Whole-grain bread or cereal
- Whole-wheat pasta or couscous
- Brown rice
- Sweet potatoes or squash
1 AnswerWhen it comes to yogurts, types come in plain and natural, sugared, light varieties with artificial sweeteners, and Greek yogurt, which I personally recommend for its probiotics, high protein, and low sugar content. It's a great snack for breakfast or anytime. Just add some fruit and you're good to go.
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