Sunday, November 9, 2008

Healthy Food Swaps (Dinner)

Instead of chicken cutlets sauteed in corn oil with a side of roasted potatoes TRY chicken cutlets sauteed in canola oil with roated cauliflower
Canola oil provides more omega 3s than most other cooking oils, and cauliflower is loaded with phytochemicals that protect against carcinogens

Instead of Steak fajitas with flour tortillas TRY shrimp fajitas with corn tortillas
You'll save 400 calories and 22 fat grams, and trade saturated fat for heart smart omega 3s

Instead of meat lasagna TRY cheese ravioli
Compared with the lasagna, the ravioli is downright skinny--it has roughly half as much total and saturated fat

Instead of hot dog with a small serving of fries TRY veggie burger with 1/2 cup vegetarian baked beans
You'll cut 22 fat grams and gain 7 grams of fiber

Instead of spaghetti with broccoli, garlic and olive oil TRY udon noodles with broccoli, garlic and sesame oil
A bowl of udon noodles (japanese noodles made from whole wheat) has 40 percent more fiber

Instead of meat loaf made from 85 percent lean ground beef TRY meat loaf made with white meat ground turkey
In addition to trimming 100 calories, you'll save a whopping 13 grams of fat per slice

Instead of sichuan beef TRY moo shu pork
You'll lose 300 calories and gain 20 grams of fiber

Instead of chicken stir fry TRY tandoori chicken
The tandoori has turmeric, an antioxidant spice in curry ppowder that may help ward off Alzheimer's disease.

You can still eat things like Lasagna, just give yourself a break, and switch them out for the healtier variations from time to time!

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