Saturday, January 24, 2015

Healthy Eating and Resolutions with Whole Foods Market

2015 is your year - the year you stick to your resolutions and meet your goals. Whether you’re starting a cleanse, or rethinking how you approach nutrition, Whole Foods Market is here to help!

Why not attack the age-old “lose weight” and “eat healthier” resolutions from a different perspective and cut them into more manageable pieces?

 Consider these Simple Changes for Lifelong Health from Whole Foods Market: 
  1.  Add nutrient-rich foods. Instead of thinking about what not to eat, think about the things you can add to your diet. Strive to incorporate more greens and colorful veggies into your meals.

   2.  Eat closer to nature. Concentrate on whole foods in their natural forms, such as fruits and vegetables. If it looks like it did when it grew from the earth, that's your cue that it's a healthier choice.

  3.  Go for whole grains. Instead of reaching for regular pasta or white bread, look for varieties made with 100% whole grain flour. Better yet, fill your belly with whole grains, such as brown rice, quinoa or barley.

  4.  Find alternatives to oil. Believe it or not, you don't need added oils to make the foods you love. You can steam fry those onions and replace the oil in those muffins with applesauce.

  5.  Reorganize your plate. Think of lean meat and fish as flavor boosters instead of the main event. Put beans, whole grains and veggies in the spotlight, and keep servings of meat and fish at 3 ounces or less (that’s about the size of a deck of playing cards).


Seasonal Produce Sneak Peak from Whole Foods Market: 
Looking for ways to blend healthy with fun? Sumo oranges. Sumos are a cross between a mandarin and an orange. They are seedless, easy to peel, and this year's crop is juice-grade—believe us, you will want to substitute this orange in your juicing routine! They are candy-sweet and dripping with orangey-goodness. They get their name from the little nob that sits at the top of their peel and looks like a sumo wrestler bun. This year's crop was particularly large, so load up soon. The only downside? We only have about 6 weeks to enjoy these little citrus gems before they're gone again for another year. Think of this as the Copper River Salmon of the produce world—they reign supreme.

ORANGE you glad I taught you something new today?    I'll shut up now.

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Disclosure:  I was chosen to be a Whole Foods ambassador.  I signed up to be an ambassador because I believe in the Whole Foods chain.  As you may have heard … The Procrastinating Mommy cannot be bought!

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