Healthy Food Choices

Healthy Choices

Making healthy choices is part of a healthy approach to eating. As a general rule, you should choose items that:

  • Are low in calories, fat, and sugar
  • Are high in fiber and water
  • Are high in vitamins, minerals, and protein

Make Healthy Choices Enjoyable

Here are some ways to make healthy

choices enjoyable. 

  • Change your favorite dishes to make them healthier.
  • Choose cheeses that are strong-tasting and fairly low in fat, such as Parmesan and feta.
  • Choose good-quality items.
  • Choose items with a variety of flavors, textures, scents, and colors.
  • Cook veggies like green beans and broccoli lightly, so they stay crisp and colorful.
  • Dress up food with herbs, spices, low-fat salad dressings, lemon juice, vinegar, hot sauce, plain nonfat yogurt, and salsa.
  • Grill or roast veggies and meat to bring out the flavor.
  • Learn new cooking techniques and recipes from books, articles, and videos. Or take a healthy cooking class.
  • Share ideas and cooking with friends and family.
  • Try new cuisines and ingredients. 
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