Put Your Fridge On A Diet
Here's a list of some of the best foods to transform your fat frige into a slim and sleek weight-loss partner.
Kick the Haagen-Dazs and frozen Snickers out of your of your freezer and replace them with these items:
*Fish fillets such as salmon or halibut | *Frozen fruits such as strawberries
blueberries | peaches | raspberries | vanilla yogurt ice cream
*Frozen vegetables such as corn
carrots |broccoli |brussels sprouts |cut up spinach |blends of stir-fry and stew vegetables
*Ground turkey breast |Lean red meat such as flank steak or ground beef
*Low-fat frozen bean burritos |*Pizza crusts (preferable whole wheat)
*Skinless chicken |*Veggie burgers
Since the door of the fridge is where you put the flavors that spice up your meals, choose the right condiments to keep your food tasty, yet low-fat.
*Barbecue sauce |*Butter flavored sprinkles |*Chinese seasoning sauce
*Fat-free or light mayonaise |*Garlic (fresh bulbs of jar of minced garlic)
*Hot sauce |*Ketchup |*Lemon juice |*Light salad dressing
*Low-fat bottled marinade (Italian, Chinese, Cajun etc) |*Low-fat parmesan cheese
*Mustard (if you're adventurous try the spicy flavored ones)
*Peppers from the mild Anaheim to a fiery Jalapeno or Habanero
*Reduced sodium soy sauce | *Salsa
Your butter dish can help make or break your healthly life style. Since trans-fatty acids have been linked to heart disease and other cardiovascular woes, stick with margarines that do not contain it. If you do buy butter, use it sparingly. Each pound carries 3,252 calories.
Soda- - regular or diet- - may be your beverage of choice, but it doesn't stand up to these healthy drinks that you could stock on your shelves.
*Fat-free milk | *Orange Juice of other fruit juices | *Soy or rice milk
*Vegetable juice such as V8 | *Water in a gallon jug, either bought at the store or refilled from your tap.
Cream cheese |regular sour cream |huge blocks of cheese aren't your companions on your journey to Weight-Loss Land. But that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy their slimmer counterparts.
*Fat-free vegetable dip |*Low-fat cheese slices |*Low-fat shredded cheese or blocks of cheese | *Low-fat sour cream
If you have bologna, sausage and beef hot dogs in your meat drawer, replace them with sliced turkey or lean ham.
Unless you have a super-size fridge, you probably won't be stocking all of these at once, so choose a few of your favorites and rotate your selections each week.
*Apples, Banasas, Cantaloupe, Grapefruit, Grapes,
Honeydew, Kiwifruit, Oranges, Tangerines, Peaches,
Nectarines, Pears, Pinapple, Plums, Strawberries,
Blueberries, Raspberries and Watermellon
Again you probably won't be able to fit all of these vegetables in our refrigerator, but choose different representatives from the list every week, depending on personal preference, what's in season and what's on sale.
*Baby Carrots, Brocoli, Cabbage, Celery, Corn on the Cob,
Cucumbers, Eggplant, Green, red and yellow Peppers, Kale,
Mushrooms, Onions, Romaine, Boston and Bib Lettuce,
Scallions, Spinach, String Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes,
White Potatoes, Yellow Squash and Zucchini.
Fill It With Good Nutrition
Satisifying Low Fats
In the good old days- - - days of cream fillings, cheese in a can and licked fingers - - our pantry was the perfect hiding place for snacks, fired corn chip, and other health defying foods. But if you want to stay fit and youthful, you need to ensure that your pantry is a healthy partner with your fridge. So clean out your cupboards and maintain a pantry filled with low-fat satisfying and nutritious foods.
All purpose flour Apple cinder vinegar
Baking powder and soada
Cocoa instead of chocolate chips
Cornmeal and corn starch
Extra-virgin olive oil
Fat-free evaporated milk
Green, black or herbal tea instead of hot chocolate
Herbs such as oregano, basil, thyme, parsley and rosemary
High fiber cereals such as branflakes, shreddedwheat, oatmeal and grapenuts
Low-calorie maple syrup
Raisins and other dried fruits
Red wine vinegar
Spices such as chilipowder, cinnamon, cumin, garlicpowder, ginger, nutmeg or cloves
Wheat germ or flaxseed
Whole grain pancake and waffle mixes
Whole grains such as barle, bulgar and quinoa
Whole wheat flour
Whole wheat pita bread
Instead of foods like nacho cheese, cans of oil-soaked tuna and fruits in heavy syrup, always thin of healthier alternatives
Bamboo shoots | Beans such as pinto | kidney | navy | black |chickpeas
Canned fruit such as pineapple |apricots and peaches in juice
Vegetables such as corn | green beans | asparagus spears | beets |lima beans,
peas | blackeyed peas | carrots | mushrooms | greens | potatoes and tomatoes.
Fat-free refried beans | Low-fat spagettti | Low sodium chicken broth | Natural peanut butter (better kept in fridge)
Reduced sodium and low-fat soups
vegetable, minestrone and lentil
Roasted red peppers
Tuna packed in water
Baked tortilla chips
Low-fat granola bars
Walnuts and almonds
Whole wheat crackers
Whole wheat tortillas