Healthy food swaps for Memorial Day
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MANY OF US TAKE TIME TO CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY AND THAT INCLUDES FOOD TRADITIONS. FEATURED HOLIDAY FOODS TEND TO BE VERY CALORIE-LADEN. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT EATING HEALTHY IS STILL POSSIBLE. WENDY HAHN, A CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST WITH UW HEALTH, IS HERE TO EXPLAIN HOW. SO WHAT ARE SOME SIMPLE SWAPS PEOPLE CAN DO? START WITH SMALL CHANGES (USE GRILL!) GRILLED MEATS AND VEGGIES. CAN ALSO GRILL FRUIT (PINEAPPLES). CONSIDER HEALTHIER DIPS SUCH AS HUMMUS CONSIDER USING PLAIN GREEK-STYLE YOGURT FOR AMOUNT OF MAYONNAISE. HERE TO EXPLAIN HOW. SO WHAT ARE SOME SIMPLE SWAPS PEOPLE CAN DO? START WITH SMALL CHANGES (USE GRILL!) GRILLED MEATS AND VEGGIES. CAN ALSO GRILL FRUIT (PINEAPPLES). CONSIDER HEALTHIER DIPS SUCH AS HUMMUS CONSIDER USING PLAIN GREEK-STYLE YOGURT FOR AMOUNT OF MAYONNAISE. INCLUDE A BEAN DISH TO MAXIMIZE FIBER INTAKE FRESH FRUIT FOR DESSERT (KEEP IT SIMPLE!) FOLLOW MY PLATE. SMALLER PORTION SIZES OF HIGHER CALORIE FOODS. ASSESS THE SCENE. STEP BACK AND VIEW BUFFET BEFORE MAKING SELECTIONS. MOVE AWAY FROM BUFFET TABLE, BRING FOCUS TO CONVERSATION. BEVERAGE SWAPS DRINK WATER, FLAVORED WATER FOR OF YOUR BEVERAGES CHOOSE SELTZER WATER/CLUB SODA, LITE BEERS, ETC. YOU HAVE A RECIPE FOR US. SO WHAT IS THIS? HOMEMADE MARINADE 3 INGREDIENTS EVOO OR OIL OF CHOICE ACID BALSAMIC VINEGAR OR CITRUS/LEMON SPICES/FLAVOR – SALT, GARLIC CLOVE, HONEY, FRESH HERBS, LITE SOY SAUCE PLACE ALL INGREDIENTS IN BOWL AND COMBINE. CAN USE ON MEATS, POULTRY, OR VEGETABLES. THE LONGER YOU MARINATE, THE MORE THE FLAVOR. SO WHAT’S THE BOTTOM LINE? 1) INCLUDE A VARIETY OF FOODS IN YOUR MEM DAY CELEBRATIONS (INCLUDING FRUITS/VEG); 2) MAKE SUBSTITUTIONS (THINK SIMPLE SWAPS); AND 3) GET MORE ACTIVE, ESP. IF OVEREATING. THANKS FOR JOINING US, WENDY. HAVE A GOOD HOLIDAYS WEEKEND… AND WE’LL HAVE THAT RECIPE ON OUR WEBSITE.

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