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Healthy Food Choices

I’ve written about healthy switches before and I’ll keep writing about them because I believe little changes equal big, healthy ones!

How to make healthy food choices

So instead of regular bacon, which I LOVE and am a huge fan of, consider turkey bacon which I also love and am a huge fan of, but it also has less fat. And between you and me, both Trader Joe’s and Morning Star Farms makes pretty tasty vegetarian sausage links.

Instead of whole milk, why not drink skim milk or plant-based milk? Speaking of plant based milk, my favorite is unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

Instead of a 1/2 a peanut butter sandwich, consider a 1/2 a small banana with peanut butter on top, and then immediately freeze the other half and use it in smoothies.

Instead of fried chicken, consider baked, marinated skinless chicken breasts and or cutlets, dipped in a side of super tasty hot sauce and or dipped in hummus. Check out this tasty chicken recipe here.

Instead of side dishes made with pasta or rice, why not try some side dishes made with lentils? Lentils are awesome, as in economical, high in protein and fiber, not to mention the fact that lentils are easy to cook and take less time to cook/prepare than other beans and grains. Check out this tasty and easy lentil recipe here.

Instead of ordering a sugary, carb filled chai latte that may or may not make your teeth hurt and will most certainly cause your blood sugar to sky rocket, order chai, cinnamon spice or regular black tea (as in tea bag) with skim or 2% steamed milk.

Add your own sweetener, cinnamon and nutmeg. Less calories, less fat, way less sugar, and a heck of a lot less cash out of your pocket. And so much more yummy!

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  • Thomas A McAtee Jr. moderator
    11 months ago

    Sharing this one. I had tried some of either Morning Star’s or one of the other companies products years ago but didn’t like them for some reason. Think was their patties of either sausage or hamburger. Was kinda dry for me. As I said was a few years ago and the taste didn’t agree with me.

    I’ve done turkey bacon. Not bad. Most of my chicken are either roasted or baked. Love the Lavender Roasted that I get sometimes. But I do buy some buffalo or spicy wings at times. I usually have about three or four with 1/3 cup of rice, about four peppers to eat with them also.

    My teas are usually the Celestial ones. They have some very good various flavors of tea.

    Some good stuff here.

  • Kelly Kunik author
    10 months ago

    Thanks for sharing and glad you like!
    Lavender roasted chicken? That sounds interesting!
    LOVE Celestial’s TruBlueberry!

  • Thomas A McAtee Jr. moderator
    10 months ago

    I passed it up a few times before trying it. Glad I finally did. It’s delicious.

    Never heard of TruBlueberry before. Will have to see if I can get find and get it. I also like their ‘Sleepytime’ ones as well and their peppermint especially when throat is sore. But that brand does have some great teas.

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