Improving the way you and your family eat can be done
quite simply. Start sneaking nutrition packed foods into
the foods you already prepare.
* Shredded carrots in casseroles, scrambled eggs,
muffins, or cakes (works well with some, not others)
* Finely broken up broccoli florets in casseroles,
spaghetti sauce, ground meat, baked potato topping
* Dry milk (slip into baked products including
homemade bread, pancakes, waffles, etc.)
* Fresh spinach mixed with lettuce in salads
* Almond slivers with green beans
* Ground flax seeds and add to baked products,
cooked cereals, yogurt, frozen yogurt topping
* Milk shakes made with fresh strawberries, bananas,
or blueberries along with soy powder using skim milk
* Prepare cooked cereals with skim milk instead of
* Add fresh, diced, cooked tomatoes to tomato
The possibilities are unlimited. Whenever you begin
to prepare a favorite dish or meal, think to yourself,
"Is there a vegetable or other nutritious food item that
I can add to make this meal better for me?".
For those of you who are less than creative, the
recommended book below is an excellent book to
help you "sneak" foods in. I highly recommend
Laura S. Garrett is a registered dietitian, fitness
trainer, editor of the two newsletters Nutrition &
Exercise Health Tips and Healthy Recipe Tip, and owner
of NutrActive.com. To find out more about the weight
loss and fitness services Laura offers, visit
http://www.NutrActive.com or to subscribe to her
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