Helping to create a happier, healthier you in 2010!!
52 weeks of good health....
every week I will share with you a tip to improve your eating habits or lifestyle to help you reach maximum energy levels and increase overall physical and emotional health.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Thanksgiving is upon us, here in Canada and if you're preparing a big, turkey feast for your loved ones here are a few alternatives you may want to consider to keep your meal on the clean eating side of healthy!!
If your meal calls for:
Condensed whole milk or Evaporated Milk
Evaporated Skim Milk (less fat)
Cream for soups
Pureed starchy vegetables, silken tofu or coconut milk (less fat)
Low fat cottage cheese, pureed until smooth (cream cheese has very little nutritional value; cottage cheese is higher in nutrients, like calcium)
Plain organic yogurt (sour cream is high in saturated fat, yogurt gives you the benefits of probiotics)
Lean ground beef or ground turkey (lower in saturated fat and cholesterol)
All purpose flour
Whole grain flour (you may only need ½ as much) (high in fibre)
Dry bread crumbs
Rolled oats or ground whole grain bread crusts (high in fibre)
Whole wheat pasta or Kamut pasta (high in fibre)
Graham cracker crust (lower in saturated fat)
Whole wheat or sprouted bread (higher in nutrients, such as fibre)
Brown rice, wild rice (higher in nutrients, such as fibre)
Arugula, spinach, field greens, kale, mustard greens (higher in nutrients)
Mashed yams or sweet potatoes (higher in nutrients, such as Vitamin A, C and iron)
Whipping cream(higher in nutrients; Cool whip has very little nutritional value)
Margarine in baked goods
Butter or coconut oil (margarine is hydrogenated; butter is better nutritionally, when used in moderation)
Remember, it's a time for giving thanks and being grateful for what we have in our lives...let's all be thankful for our good health and be thankful that we have the knowledge to make healthy choices every day!!
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A bit about me.....
....I am a wife, a mom and a Registered Holistic Nutritionist...I became a wife in 2006, but have been with my very supportive husband since 2000; I became a mom to my beautiful little girl in Nov. 2008; and I graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Oct. 2008. I am in the process of building my nutritional consulting business and in this age of internet, blogging, facebook and twitter and I figured this is a great place to begin!
Note: This blog is only my opinion. It is not medical advice or diagnosis. Only opinions based upon our own personal experiences or information detailed in medical/academic journals or other publications. I do not offer medical advice or prescribe any treatments. Please consult with a medical professional before making any diet or nutrition changes.