Improving Your Food Choices

Improving Your Food Choices

We all love junk food, well most of us do. Cookies, pizza, chips, soda pops, but sometimes we don’t always eat what”s best for us, even when we know we should. When you are watching the game or a movie do you have a snack platter of carrots, broccoli, cucumbers and tomatoes or do you have the cold cut platter with processed meat and cheese and crackers or a big bowl of chips and your favorite dip?

VegetablesWell, I’m sure we know the answer to that one, what’s a ball game without pizza or hotdogs and a pile of junk food right? Well, your body would appreciate it if you had the veggie platter instead. Eating good healthy foods is the right thing to do, but so few do it. We all want the sweets and we all want salty, we all want the cheese and dips and thick slabs of meat, but it just isn”t the healthiest choices for us.

Healthy foodsEating right doesn”t start in the home though; it starts in the grocery store. If you don”t buy the right foods, then you can”t eat the right foods. If you want your family to eat right, you have to shop right. Stock up on plenty of healthy snacks like fresh fruits and vegetables, rather than buying cookies, buy granola bars, if you have to have chips, try a healthier type of chip like a baked multi grain snack chip rather than the standard bag of oil fried potato slivers.

If you have kids or husbands, or you yourself, to pack a lunch for and you want to go with the standard fare of sandwiches, instead of buying processed meats like bologna, try a better quality deli meat like chicken or turkey and make the sandwich on multigrain bread rather than on white. Even better for sandwiches are the sandwich thins, very thinly sliced bread for the calorie counters, with on