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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Healthy Easter Eating made easy


If you’re in charge of cooking this year you can modify most recipes simply by reducing the amount of fat, salt and sugar while increasing the fiber content. Here are a few tips for making your Easter menu healthier and avoid packing on Easter holiday pounds:
  • Choose healthier cooking options such as grilling, poaching, or baking.
  • Reduce the meat in recipes by substituting with lentils, beans and/or peas.
 
 
  • Instead of sour cream, use cottage cheese blended with lemon juice.
 
  • It’s perfectly alright to enjoy a little chocolate over the Easter holidays if you make sure you eat carefully at other times, watch your portion sizes and cut back on snacking. Choose dark chocolate eggs, which are lower in sugar, lower in calories and you will have the benefit of healthy antioxidants.
  • Be sure to drink half your body weight in water  (that’s 75 ounces if you weigh 150 pounds)
  • Spring has sprung, so get out and walk or run!
Yours in health!
Dr. Velonda
drvelonda@gmail.com
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