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01-03-2010, 05:30 PM
I gotta got shopping today, I am trying to make our diet healthier this year. Trying to think of some things we should eat for the sake of eating them. Does that make sense? Like, adding thingd to our diet and making a point of eating them rather than cut stuff out.
So far on my list of things to eat more of: Spinach, hummus, beans in general, greek yogurt.
Can you think of any other go-to foods you would add? We're not too picky.
01-03-2010, 06:18 PM
We eat tons of fresh fruit here. I buy cameo apples, and when I'm in the mood for something sweet I reach for one of those instead of chocolate.
Other good things: Brown rice, fish, sweet potatoes, avocados, cucumbers (put just a little salt on them for a nice crunchy snack), and tuna salad made with greek yogurt.
One of our main go-to dinners is vegie pizza. I found whole wheat pizza crusts at the grocery store, and we top them at home with all sorts of things - sauce, broccoli, zucchini, olives, any other vegies we have on hand, and organic cheese. It's a great meal for when you have lots of odds and ends in the crisper drawer and arenb't sure what to do with them.
01-03-2010, 06:38 PM
I never thought of doing tuna with the yogurt, that's a great idea! Thx!
Sweet potatoes. That's another good one.
01-03-2010, 06:58 PM
Lentils! Cheap, healthy and delish. :)
01-03-2010, 08:40 PM
Oh yea, I forgot about lentils, thanks!
01-03-2010, 09:39 PM
Soups!! I know alot of the canned ones have salt and preservatives BUT you can get the low sodium versions, or the V8 ones OR make your own which I do ALOT b/c it is easy! A ton of Soup is very very low calorie and depending which kinda you make, very very good for you! I love escarole soup, lentil soup, butternut squash soup, tomato soup, minestrone...just to name a few!! :hugegrin:
01-03-2010, 09:41 PM
Olive oil! ;)
01-04-2010, 12:09 AM
MMM, soup. I wish my DH was more of a soup fan. Olive oil. Check.
01-04-2010, 12:38 AM
cooking and baking w/ coconut oil, try replacing sugar w/ raw honey whenever possible (spendy but so so good for you), I use almonds a lot both in baking and just for snacks, beets are super nutritious and hide well in muffins for those who don't like the taste (i have a good recipe if you want)
01-04-2010, 03:13 AM
Ground flax...you can put it in/on practically everything.
01-04-2010, 07:14 PM
Oh, good ones.
Snap I should have gotten some almond butter. Next week!
01-21-2010, 05:05 PM
I agree with sweet potatoes (so easy - just bake, then add some cinnamon... tastes like pie!) -- I eat them for breakfast sometimes.
And I agree with lentils -- also SO packed with nutrition.
How about nuts, assuming no allergies? You can add them to salads, cereal, or as a snack with some fruit.
Spinach -- can be frozen for later (then you'll steam it and sprinkle on some olive oil and parmesean); added to a smoothie (looks gross, tastes fine -- you don't taste the greenery, honest), or obviously as a salad, or added to a casserole. You can also steam then puree it to add to soups.
01-21-2010, 05:42 PM
Snack wise: banana chips, Triscuits, string cheese, fresh fruit, almonds, trail mix.
01-24-2010, 08:02 PM
we LOVE whole wheat pasta! couldn't live w/o it. the fresh fruit is hard for me as i'm not much of fruit person, but the kids love it. we also do greek yogurt...which is absolutely divine!!! and just FYI....kroger has it 10 for $10 and if you use the $1 coupon from the paper or from stoneyfield...it's free!!!
01-27-2010, 03:55 PM
Nutritional yeast! I know it sounds nasty but it almost has a cheesy-type flavor and you can sprinkle it on pasta, on scrambled eggs, on salads, anything! I make a macaroni and "cheese" with it.. its amazing. :)
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