Today on Good Day Sacramento, I shared simple tips to put a healthy twist on classic comfort foods.
A lightened up take on Burrito and Buddha Bowls.
I shared lightened-up Burrito and Buddha Vegetable Meal Bowls by Green Giant Fresh. They’re made with spiralized and crumbled veggies, which make them low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals and filling fiber. Pop these in the microwave, mix in the sauce it comes with, add a protein if you like and it’s ready to eat. Even though these are low in calories, that combination of veggie fiber and protein will keep you full for hours.
A healthy twist on tacos and nachos
I shared a healthy twist on tacos and nachos with lettuce cups, bean chips and all natural fresh pork tenderloin by Farmer John. One serving of lean fresh pork provides 22 grams of satisfying protein and a slew of nutrients like zinc and iron. I like to cut mine up into small slices to shorten cooking time – It’s a super versatile cut of meat.
A healthy twist on holiday entertaining
Put a healthy twist on your holiday appetizers by focusing on protein and produce – which will satisfy your guests, without ruining their appetites. Cheese is a good source of protein, just simply load up on the fruits and veggies. I shared the Easy Entertaining Cheeseboard by Roth Cheese from Raley’s – it comes with three types of cheese, a beautiful bamboo cutting board and cheese markers for serving.
A lightened-up take on a favorite adult beverage
finally, I shared a lightened up take on a favorite adult beverage. The Michelob Ultra Pure Gold is a first of its kind organic beer that’s lower in calories and carbohydrates than a glass of wine. One bottle has 85 calories and 2 and a half grams of carbs. It’s made with organic grains, free from artificial flavors or colors, and it has a light and refreshing taste.