Monday, February 4, 2013

Make the Switch: What Foods To Pick

Hello Fellow Food Adventurers,
As the days go by and my days get busier I find it harder to keep track of ways to keep my calories down. So now its time to fill my kitchen with healthier food that will mindlessly help me cut some calories.

Cut Calories at Breakfast
  • Bagel for an English muffin to slash 220 calories.
  • A glass of whole milk for skim to save 70 calories.
  • Skim milk in place of coffee-mate in your coffee
  • Three-egg omelet for one egg and two egg whites.
  • Pork sausage for turkey sausage to cut about 125 calories each or have bacon over sausage
  • Eat a bowl of high-fiber cereal and you'll consume fewer calories all day.
  • Choose a yeast doughnut instead of a denser cake one.


Cut Calories at a Fast-Food Lunch
  • When ordering a chicken sandwich asked for grilled and no sauce. Add a tablespoon of BBQ sauce for flavor and enjoy!
  • Top your burger with lettuce, tomato, and onion, skip the cheese.
  • Ask for the 12-ounce child-size soda instead of the 21-ounce medium at the drive-through.
  • Ask if there is a wheat option
  • Toss your salad with 1 tablespoon of dressing until every leaf is coated. You'll get away with using half the usual serving size. You can try this trick at dinner too.
Cut Calories at Snack or Dessert Time
  • Munch on a air-puffed cheesy snack twice a day to save about 70 calories a pop. A study showed that you will snack less.
  • Indulge in a slice of angel food cake drizzled with chocolate syrup rather than three cookies.
  • Replace half the butter in cake, muffin, and brownie recipes with an equal amount of applesauce, mashed bananas, or greek yogurt. You'll save about 100 calories for every tablespoon you swap.
  • Ordering a cone? Make it the sugar, not the waffle, kind. It will make you think you are getting more ice cream when you are getting less. 
Cut Calories at Dinner
  • Are you a butter lover? Trade butter for more flavor by cooking with margarine, garlic, and rosemary 
  • If you are ordering pizza, opt for thin crust
  • When munching on chicken wings during sports games, don't toss the bones midway through. Seeing the evidence of your feast may help you eat less, studies show.