Barb Walsh, community nutrition educator at the Tevis Center for Wellness, says that even making small changes in our food choices can have significant results. Here, she shares some healthy swaps to make in our diets:
A great way to expand our meal options is to try recipes from other cultures. It’s also a great way to introduce new spices and decrease reliance on salt for flavor. Try this super simple Indian favorite that only requires five ingredients!
This Greek-inspired salad features shrimp as the lean protein. Grilling the shrimp is quick and easy and can be done on a stove top grill during colder months; the shrimp even can be cooked ahead of time. It’s light and refreshing, and it’s a great option for a meal salad when you want a change from the traditional dressing-laden Caesar salad.
This recipe is so simple and so good! Say goodbye to dry, boring pork chops. These pork chops are moist and full of flavor, and it’s a great recipe for those leftover apples from the fall harvest! It’s a quick skillet dish that pairs well with any green vegetable and low fat mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower.
Summer fruits taste sweet but their high water content makes for a surprisingly low carbohydrate content, especially once you consider how much fiber they provide. This recipe is listed as a dessert but could also be served as a side or a topping for a summer salad.
April is the month for too-many hard cooked eggs! Try this lighter version of deviled eggs for a guilt free way to enjoy them. Eggs are a complete protein, and the addition of cottage cheese offsets the fat in the mayo while adding some creaminess. Check out the EatingWell website for the rave reviews!