Eat more carbs in 2019
Yes, that’s right! Cutting carbs can actually do more harm than good because they are found in so many nutritious foods like fruit, vegetables, dairy and grains. Whole grains and enriched grains provide key nutrients that many Americans don’t get enough of like folate, iron and fiber. One way to incorporate grains is in salad jars. Start with your dressing at the bottom, add your favorite grain – I use quinoa which is a whole grain and good source of fiber, then add your protein, veggies and leafy greens. Visit Grain Foods Foundation to learn more about the benefits of incorporating grains.
A healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth in 2019
I shared crispy granola light, granola bars, granola minis, crispy squares, and soft baked cookies by MadeGood Foods. These snacks are organic, gluten-free, vegan, kosher and non-GMO project verified and you wouldn’t even know that they have an entire serving of vegetables in each snack! All their snacks are made in a facility free of the top 8 major food allergens.
A beverage with benefits and swap for soda
Meet the Wonder Drink Prebiotic Kombuchas. The first and only kombucha made with PREbiotics instead of probiotics, which are plant-based fibers that help nourish the good bacteria in our gut to promote a happy digestive system. With Wonder Drink Prebiotic, you are getting the same level of functionality in each can unlike PRObiotic beverages where bacteria counts are inconsistent between bottles and decrease over time. They’re certified organic, non-alcoholic, each can has 9-10 grams of sugar. I use them to make mocktails– first I add a can of the Apple Mint Kombucha, a squeeze of lime and fresh mint for garnish.
Resolve to hydrate better in 2019
Staying properly hydrated is linked to making better food choices, having more energy… so I have three tips to do that. First is choosing the right water –Essentia’s ionized alkaline water has been clinically show to be MORE effective at rehydrating than the leading bottled water – it’s the only bottled water listed in the Physician’s Desk Reference for hydration purposes.? Another tip is to make it fun by infusing water with fruit and herbs. And finally, using a reusable straw can make hydrating more efficient.