Easter celebration is around the corner and there will be lots of dining. If you are making your own meals, preserve the nutrients and colors in vegetables by steaming or stir-frying. Choose oils like canola, olive, corn for cooking. Limit the use of salt and use more spices like thyme, ginger,rosemary,garlic,onion,cinnamon etc.
If dining out look over the menu options online before going out. Be deliberate when ordering, let your dishes include healthier selections from different food groups e.g low- or non-fat dairy, fruits, vegetables, lean meat. Ask for a side-salad instead of fries.
Remember these tips when dining out.
- Choose smaller portions.
- Stick with foods that are broiled, grilled, baked or steamed.
- Choose lower-calorie options
- Order a small-sized option
- Share a meal
- Take part of the meal home.
Have a Happy Easter in advance!