Stuffed with stuffing?
For dinner, try whole-wheat pasta instead of more typical high-carb pasta. Whole wheat will also add some much needed fiber to your diet. Instead of something super heavy, try out this easy recipe for a light (but way yummy!) pasta e fagioli:
What you’ll need:
1 sweet vidalia onion
1 can great northern beans
Salt and pepper
Fresh sprigs of thyme (crushed and dried thyme works too)
1 box whole-wheat elbow macaroni (or your fave pasta shape)
Everyone says salads are a healthy option, but bowls of iceberg lettuce covered in Caesar dressing aren’t quite as good for you as you might think. Iceberg lettuce is mostly water and thus not so nutritious. For a healthier alternative, try some crispy romaine lettuce, a spring mix or baby spinach. Top it with your fave diced veggies, fruits, nuts and cheese for a tasty lunch. Be creative! I love apples or pears with candied pecans. Dried cranberries and mandarin oranges are delish, too!
When you’re getting the munchies, stop! Don’t reach for that bag of chips. Curb your appetite with plain old fruits and veggies. If ya don’t like them by themselves, try adding a little hummus or peanut butter for some extra flavor instead of dip or dressing. It’s a bit healthier and still super tasty.
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