All of us being foodies it's easy to get carried away with the most unctuous ingredients like butter, salt and bacon. I never use low cal or fat-free ingredients like margarine. Please contribute the tricks you use to make your meals lighter and healthier.
- When making stir fry I load up on the veggies and protein and only eat about a half cup of rice with it.
- We follow a weekly menu that allows us to hit all major components of nutrition. On Mondays we eat like vegan paupers, the menu is always the same - yellow split pea puree topped with chopped red onion and boiled weeds (dandelion, chard etc) served with drizzled olive oil and lemon. Wednesday is salad night.
- For sandwiches I use Pepperidge Farm "very thin" whole wheat bread. It saves a ton of calories and you don't even notice.
- Trail Mix is fun to play around with, right now I'on a pretzel/almond/dried blueberry kick. I keep a baggy with me at all times to ward off hunger.
- I keep hard boiled eggs on hand in the fridge as a quick snack.
With a toddler and a business to run it's difficult to find time for exercise. That's why I wake at 6, put on my sneakers and run out the door for a quick workout almost every day to be home before baby awakes :)