Serving the Community Since 1956

Serving the Community Since 1956

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Better Food Choices

A healthy eating plan includes a variety of food choices. Instead of focusing on foods that you can't have, consider all of the foods you can have!

Healthy choices can be tasty. Step out of the box of the ordinary and try something new.

Fresh Fruits: It's not all apples, bananas and oranges. How about berries, mangos, pears, pineapple and kiwi? Fruit has many healthy benefits.

Vegetables: Try preparing the old standbys a new way. Grilling, sautéing and a variety of seasonings can make an ordinary vegetable taste like a brand new food. There are also several ways to "sneak" vegies into your diet.

Revisit your taste buds: Your tastes may change over the years. Even though you may not have liked something in the past, you might give it another try.

You don't have to give up your favorites: Healthy eating is about balance. You can still enjoy some of your favorite foods even if they are higher in fat, calories or sugars...just do it in moderation. Deprivation doesn't solve anything.  Eat these foods less often, in smaller quantities or modify recipes to make them a little healthier.

Follow the MMHD "For Your Health" page for more healthy tips for the new year.

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