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Makeover Your Grocery List!

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When you get hungry and have no healthy foods in your house, it can be tempting to reach for something unhealthy, like junk food. Fix this by keeping a few staple items in your house, so you can reach for those instead of that bag of chips.

You can use these items in so many different ways and in tons of dishes:

Lean protein

  • I love the Applegate Farm brand of deli meats, such as turkey and chicken slices. Not only do they taste delicious, but they also don’t have any preservatives!

Low-Fat Cheeses And Yogurt

  • The brand Horizon makes great organic and hormone-free cheeses. And for yogurt, always look for 0% fat Greek yogurt, like Fage or Chobani.

Whole-Wheat Pasta

  • As long as the pasta you buy says “made with 100% whole wheat or whole grain,” you’re good to go! If you’re a picky eater and don’t love how whole grain pasta looks, try Dreamfields, or Ronzoni Smart Taste—both look and taste just like white pasta!

Frozen Fruits and Veggies

  • Always keep these handy! I love mixing frozen fruits with ice-cold non-fat milk or yogurt for a mid-day treat, and frozen veggies can be heated up for a quick, healthy stir fry dinner—just throw in chicken and brown rice.

Seventeen Magazine
“Nutrition Tips From The Biggest Loser Expert!” Seventeen. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2013.


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Feel ENERGIZED!

Raspberry Yogurt Popsicle

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of milk
  • yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey, add more to taste
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the yogurt and honey.
  2. Taste and add more honey if you’d like.
  3. Put 1 or 2 raspberries in the bottom of the popsicle molds.
  4. Pour a bit of the yogurt mixture over the berries, then alternate adding berries and more yogurt mixture until you fill the molds. The raspberries are light enough so they’ll suspend in the yogurt wherever you place them.
  5. Freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.
  6. GO CRAZY

Seventeen Magazine suggested to “dip the top in honey, then granola.”

Make A Quick Breakfast

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Make A Quick Breakfast

CREDIT TO: Seventeen Magazine
You probably already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do you know what kinds of foods are the best to have for breakfast? To keep you full until lunch, make sure your breakfast has both fiber and protein in it.
For the mornings when you’re rushing out the door, try one of these three quick breakfasts:

-One apple sliced, with two tablespoons of peanut butter.

-Yogurt (low-fat and low sugar, or kinds that say 0% fat)with one handful of unsalted nuts

-One piece of whole grain toast topped with low-fat cheese.

These thee are all super easy to make in a hurry, and you can eat them on your way to school!