It’s Good Food Friday! Today I share easy ways to eat healthier in 2021.
Cook more meals at home
Meals prepared outside of the home are almost always higher in saturated fat and sodium with less calcium, iron and fiber than foods prepared at home. Build nutritious meals at home around protein, produce, carbohydrates and flavor like truffles. Born over 10 years ago, TruffleHunter has become one of the world’s leading supplier of fresh truffles and truffle products and is a is a supplier to a number of Michelin star chefs and trade outlets across the world with new product launching soon. Try their Black Truffle Hot Chili Sauce on salmon with quinoa and broccoli or Black Truffle BBQ sauce on grilled chicken with sweet potato and brown rice. Find the TruffleHunter products on Amazon at Williams Sonoma and World Market.
Snack smarter in 2021 by focusing on protein and fiber
This combination is the most satisfying for the least amount of calories helping to stabilize blood sugars and keep you full until your next meal. Pair whole grain crackers and produce with the flavor-packed plant-based dips by Good Foods. These dips meet many lifestyle and dietary needs – from gluten-free to vegan to plant-based and everything in between. My favorites are the buffalo style plant based dip made with sweet red onions and a hint of cilantro as well as the Tzatziki Style plant based Dip made with cauliflower, cucumber and fresh herbs. Find the Good Foods plant-based dips locally at Publix, Target, Food Lion and BI-LO, or online at goodfoods.com.
Another great protein-packed snack option is jerky. CHOMPS makes 100% grass-fed beef and venison and 100% free range turkey sticks with 9-10 grams of protein per stick. They have no added sugar, GMOS, gluten, soy, dairy or MSG. Pair them with fruit veggies or whole grain crackers to build a complete snack. Find them at Walmart, Harris Teeter and CHOMPS.com where you can use code NUTRITIONBYMIA for 15 % off and free shipping.
Use nutritious ways to satisfy your sweet tooth in 2021
These light and crispy Riice bars and bites are made with Sustainably Sourced Chocolate that works on environmental protection & farmer livelihoods. They contain less than 100 calories per bar, just 18 calories per bites and are gluten-free, vegan, non-gmo and nut free. Plus they are made with just two main ingredients – puffed brown rice and dark chocolate. You can find them on Amazon and at riicebar.com where you use code MIA20 for 20% off.
Incorporate immunity supporting foods and ingredients to stay healthy in 2021
This new immunity coffee and tea by BareOrganics is boosted with probiotics and ingredients like ginger root, maitake mushroom, zinc and vitamins C and D for immune support. It’s also compatible with most single serve and Keurig® brewing systems. The water soluble immunity water enhancer mixes dissolve instantly into hot or cold water with natural fruit flavor? and immunity supporting ingredients Elderberry, Echinacea and Vitamin C. The Elderberry Liquid Herbal Drops are made with organic antioxidant-rich elderberries known for immunity support and don’t require refrigeration so you can take it on the go and easily add to water, juice or tea. You can find all these immunity supporting products at BareOrganics.com and use code MiaS20 for 20% off.