Every food ingredient you put in your shopping cart is a choice. Every morsel you put into your mouth is also a choice. Why not choose healthy over harmful? Some simple reminders:
INSTEAD OF TRY
White flour bread Pumpernickel, rye or whole-wheat bread
Iceberg lettuce Green leaf, red leaf or romaine lettuce, spinach, arugula
Bologna Hummus (it’s yummy, too!)
Salami or pastrami Hard boiled eggs in pita bread
Regular mayo Low-fat mayo. Better still, no mayo!
Cup of noodles Hearty lentil soup
Soda or ‘fruit’ drinks 100% fruit or vegetable juice
Cupcakes and doughnuts Bran or carrot muffins
Greasy fast-food burgers Veggie burgers
Regular pancakes Buckwheat, rice flour or blue cornmeal pancakes
Frosted cereal Muesli or oatmeal
Three-cheese pasta Herb-and-garlic pasta or whole wheat spaghetti
I’d like to add to this list. For instance, I am never sure if white flour can be successfully replaced with whole wheat flour when baking cakes and pies. Do enlighten!