Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Eating Good CAN be Easy!

A few posts back when I talked about Being Organized someone asked that I post my list of healthy eating options.  I thought with the Christmas potlucks being hot and heavy now would be a great time to share it.

Please keep in mind this list represents things that my family and I will eat; certainly not every single option out there AND as with almost all food PORTION CONTROL is essential.

Hummus with pita chips or veggies
Plain vanilla yogurt with granola sprinkled on top
Cheese sticks
Eggs - boiled eggs, poached or scrambled
Grilled chicken
Peas - I sometimes grab a handful of frozen peas and throw into a container for lunch.  By lunch time, they are thawed and yummy-licious!
Steamed veggies - personal favorites: cauliflower, broccoli & carrots
Bran flakes and rice milk
Brown rice with sauteed veggies - personal favorites: zucchini, squash & onions
Small greek salad
Small black and blue salad - standard salad but topped with a few thin slices of steak and sprinkled with blue cheese
Fresh spinach - put in a salad or with your scrambled eggs; great way to boast your protein intake.
Cottage cheese
Apple slices with peanut butter
Bowl of grapes
Kale chips
Sweet potatoes - pop it in the microwave for about 6 minutes....PURE HEAVEN!
Steamed green beans
Sauteed asparagus
Celery sticks
Grilled eggplant - eat it just like a hamburger
Grilled portabella mushroom - eat it just like a hamburger
Cherry tomatoes
English cucumber slices - waaaaay better than the standard cucumber
Pears - try it sprinkled with blue cheese - OMGOSH!
Handful of almonds
Hot sauce - did you know that every time you eat something hot it immediately speeds up you metabolism!

If you can learn to eat healthy and control your portions you wont need a diet; it will become second nature!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing!
    Grabbing new ideas is always a good thing.