Let’s get out the grocery lists!
In the past, I’ve blogged about items labeled “diet” or “lite” and how many of those items are actually NOT healthier for us.
Well, just the opposite is true. There are certain foods that we may overlook and these are some of the healthiest (AND INEXPENSIVE) foods available!
If you need constant help with picking the right food choices for YOUR body, you need to listen to my girl, Isabel De Los Rios! Her video will let you know what “healthy fats” you should be eating, and also, which items to stay far, faaaaaaar away from!
Beans come in many, many varieties, and can be found world-wide. They are usually less expensive than meats but have a lot of the same nutritional properties, such as complex carbs, and iron. Look for DRY beans instead of canned, because “canning” equals salt.
Yes, it is a seasonal fruit, but when it is in season, GAME ON! Watermelon has vitamins C, A, and lycopene. It does have a definable about of sugar, but it also contains so much water and is very low in calories.
Some places called them “tinned” tomatoes, but regardless, tomatoes are really good for you. They do not add nearly as much sodium as other canned veggies, and actually, with tomatoes, using them to cook with helps to release the lycopene, which helps to prevent certain types of cancers, especially in men.
Please note: the food that is good for you is the all natural, low fat, plain flavor, low sugar kind. It is NOT fruit-on-the-bottom, whole milk made, flavored kind. THAT should be considered a dessert, not a diet food. Greek Yogurt, however, has cultures that aid digestion, and has twice the protein of regular (dessert-like) yogurts. Mix it with real, fresh fruit in a smoothie!
Put down the baked and pick up the sweet! Sweet potatoes are (obviously) sweeter, and even just swapping these for regular potatoes, you’ll use less – or even no – butter at all! Add a dash of cinnamon (heart healthy spice!) and they are perfect. Sweet potatoes do have a significant amount of carbs and calories, BUT they also have vitamin C, fiber, potassium, etc. Don’t get tricked by the calorie count – they are truly SO good for you!
The Full Menu!
Don’t forget, if you need some serious, consistent help about picking the right foods, just ask Isabel! Click HERE to watch her free video on “good” and bad fats and make sure you have a pen and paper ready for this info!
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