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MAKE IT FAST, KEEP IT HEALTHY National Nutrition Month, March 2012 Healthy Hearts Nutrition LLC, Leslie Clem MPH, RD, LD.

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1 MAKE IT FAST, KEEP IT HEALTHY National Nutrition Month, March 2012 Healthy Hearts Nutrition LLC, Leslie Clem MPH, RD, LD

2 WHAT DOES EATING HEALTHY LOOK LIKE? 

3 PROTEIN  Lean, low-fat meat  Seafood, high in omega-3 fatty acids  Nuts & seeds  Beans  Soy  Eggs How much protein do I need?  10-35% of calories

4 FRUITS & VEGGIES  Make ½ of your plate fruits & veggies  High water content  Fiber  Low calorie  Potassium  Folate  Vitamin C  Vitamin A

5 WHOLE GRAINS  Whole Grains vs. Refined Grains  At least ½ of your grains should be WHOLE  Fiber  B Vitamins  Folate  Iron  Magnesium & Selenium Tips to help you eat more whole grains:

6 LOW-FAT DAIRY  Low-fat or fat-free  Weight loss  Calcium  Vitamin D  Potassium  Chocolate milk after workout

7 HEALTHY FATS  Oils  Avocado  Fatty Fish  Nuts/Nut Butters  Solid fats vs. Oils

8 BREAKFAST ON THE GO  There is ALWAYS time for breakfast  Lean protein  Fiber  Healthy Fat  Research drive-thru menus before you go  Coffee drinks  Plan ahead

9 LUNCH-PACKING  Lunch box/Tupperware  Cut/wash veggies/fruit for the week  Lean protein or dairy  6 small meals vs. 3 meals/2 snacks  Fluids

10 LUNCH-EATING OUT  Research nutrition for favorite restaurants  Skip the bread basket  Order broth-based soups or salads with light dressing pre-meal  Choose appetizers or split large portions  You don’t have to give in to peer pressure  Avoid food coma

11 SNACKING  Lean protein  Fiber included  Portion out nuts  Smaller portions/100 calorie packages  Low-fat dairy  Non-refrigerated snacks  Vending machine

12 DINNER-ON THE RUN  Meal replacement bars/drinks  Pack a dinner  Drive thru menu  Don’t wait until you are starving

13 DINNER- EATING OUT  Appetizers  Soups & Salads pre-meal  Skip the bread  Research the menu  Eat ½ and take the other ½ for lunch the next day  Indulge in your inner child-order kid’s meals  Baked and broiled meats  Avoid creamy sauces  Everything in moderation

14 DINNER-COOKING FOR A FAMILY  Healthy Crock-pot recipes:  s_menus/collections/healthy_slow _cooker_recipes s_menus/collections/healthy_slow _cooker_recipes  collection/crock-pot/healthy collection/crock-pot/healthy  et/search/label/freezer%20cookin g et/search/label/freezer%20cookin g  Eat at the table, as a family

15 YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PLAN  Sundays  Research menus  Read food labels  Investigate new recipes  Get excited to try new foods  Pack the night before  Pre-portion snacks

16 CONCLUSION  Takes time & effort  Plan ahead  Consult a Registered Dietitian for help

17 REFERENCES  March 23, 2012, from Choose My Plate:  USDA. (2012). Fruits. Retrieved March 23, 2012, from Choose My Plate: groups/fruits.html  USDA. (2012). Grains. Retrieved March 23, 2012, from Choose My Plate: groups/grains.html  USDA. (2012). Oils. Retrieved March 23, 2012, from Choose My Plate: groups/oils.html  USDA. (2012). Protein Foods. Retrieved March 23, 2012, from Choose My Plate:  USDA. (2012). Vegetables. Retrieved March 23, 2012, from Choose My Plate:  WebMD. (2004, April 16). Dairy Foods Help Burn Fat, Speed Weight Loss. Retrieved March 23, 2012, from Healthy Eating & Diet:  WebMD. (2010, June 4). Chocolate Milk Refuels Muscles After Workout. Retrieved March 23, 2012, from Health & Fitness:  WebMD. (2011, February 28). How Much Protein Do You Need? Retrieved March 27, 2012, from Guide to a Healthy Kitchen:


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