Nutrition Tips

Heart Healthy Olive Oil

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Add heart-healthy monounsaturated fats to your diet by switching from sautéing in butter to lightly spraying your pan with Olive Oil cooking spray.  This will cut down on calories while adding something beneficial for your heart!

Healthy Dessert

How about a quick-fixin’ healthful dessert option?  Add frozen fruit chunks, available in your grocery store freezer section, to your favorite low-fat yogurt and stir.  The frozen fruit chunks will begin to freeze the yogurt, much like ice cream.  For an extra treat, sprinkle with your favorite granola or low-sugar cereal.  Enjoy the sweetness without the guilt!

Delicious Salmon Fillets

How to cook tender, delicious salmon fillets: place salmon fillet, skin-side down, on a 12” square piece of aluminum foil.  Fold up sides of foil, sticking straight up.  Sprinkle salmon with dried dill and place a slice of lemon on top of dilled salmon.  Pinch the tops of the foil together, creating a teepee.  Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 20 minutes or until those heart-healthy omega fats are looking white on top of the salmon.  When you lift the salmon out of the teepee, the skin will come right off and the fish will be moist, flaky and delicious.  Yum!

Eating Pizza

Do you love pizza but wonder how it can fit into a nutritional lifestyle?  Always have pizza with a salad, eating the salad first, and choose pizzas with lots of veggies and lower fat meats.  Eating your salad first will cut down your appetite and allow you to have less slices of pizza for the same satisfaction.  This way, you can enjoy your pizza and not pack on the calories or pounds!

Eating Greens

How to eat more greens in the winter time: add a drained can of greens (chard, spinach or other favorite type of green) to a crock-pot full of pinto beans or other bean soup, about 30 minutes before you’re ready to serve the meal.  This will add more nutrition to your meal without any fuss at all!

Serving Sizes

Be sure to check out how many servings are on the label’s container.  Sometimes, what might seem like one serving is actually several servings according to the manufacturer, which means you’ll need to add those pesky calories together based on total servings.  Be your own best nutrition advocate!

Cut The Salt

Need to cut back on salt but miss the flavor?  Check out all the different versions of Mrs. Dash on the baking aisle of your grocery store.  Choose several different ones for each type of entrée you enjoy – tons of flavor without all the added salt.

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