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Healthy Food "Swaps"


So today . . . let's talk about our "FOOD CHOICES" . . .


Because . . . let's be real PEOPLE . . .


We don't "always" make the best choices for "optimal health"!!!!!!!!


Okay . . . so the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) says . . .


"An eating plan that helps promote health and manages weight . . . includes a variety of healthy foods."


I always tell my clients . . . to be "healthy" . . . our world needs to have a "RAINBOW"


So what do I mean by this statement???


Well . . . when you eat a meal . . . any meal . . . it needs to be an array of color that contains everything from . . . dark leafy greens . . . to oranges, yellow, red and green peppers, red tomatoes, white garlic, red onions, green broccoli, orange sweet potatoes . . . the list goes on and on.


Even our spices should be colorful . . . like black pepper, pink Himalayan salt or orange turmeric.


You see . . . "healthy color" . . . means . . . lots of "nutritional value"!!!


So let's break it down to better understand.


"Fruits" - should be fresh or frozen only . . . why you ask???


Well . . . fruits that are "canned" or "dried" . . . contain a LOT of "sugar" and therefore . . . would be defeating the purpose of "nutritional value".


And some great fruits to consume on a daily basis would be . . . apples, bananas, mangos, kiwi and pineapple


"Vegetables" - again . . . should be fresh or frozen . . . not pre-packaged mixes


And color, color and more color


"Carbohydrates" - STOP eating carbo's that aren't "COMPLIANT"


Eat healthy carbohydrates like . . . sweet potatoes, Basmati rice, Wild rice, gluten free pastas or even magic noodles


"Meat" and "fish" - should be baked, grilled or sautéed in "olive oil" . . . NOTHING FRIED OR BREADED


And we should consume white meat chicken, wild caught fish or grass-fed LEAN beef


And finally . . . what about our "COMFORT" foods???


Well . . . to give you a few examples . . .


Prepared fruit juices like orange juice . . . "swap for" . . . fresh fruit


Beef burgers . . . "swap for" . . . chicken burgers


Potato chips . . . "swap for" . . . freshly made popcorn (no pre-packaged kind)


Granola bars . . . "swap for" . . . fresh bowl of oatmeal


Milkshakes . . . "swap for" . . . a homemade smoothie


Popsicles . . . "swap for" . . . frozen grapes


Chicken wraps . . . "swap for" . . . lettuce wraps


Buttered toast . . . "swap for" . . . avocado on toast


There's a whole world of "possibilities" out there . . .


We just need to be an . . . "out of the box thinker"


And add a little "RAINBOW" to our life.


So tomorrow, let's talk about eating out of "boredom"


As always, feel free to DM or contact me at: miraclemeadows.net/contact/









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