It occured to me yesterday as I was looking at the frozen food section in Henry's, that I don't do alot of prepackaged frozen foods anymore! I still have some frozen foods stocked in the freeezer as now we have t-ball practice AT DINNERTime :( And can't always have dinner ready when we get home!But I really have learned some NEW HEALTHY EATING HABITS from SP and one is to REALLY LOOK at the cals on the back! The foods look SO APPEALING,but many times the frozen foods have way too much fat ...
in them! I do get Kashi Pizza or CA Pizza Kitchen with 300 or LESS cals per 1/3 slice of pizza. I also get different veggie combos as our veggie garden isn't producing yet~still too early in the summer....I am happy SP is really helping my Healthy Eating!
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Processed foods are loaded with preservatives and chemicals! I limit my meals' ingredients to no more than 25% of prepackaged or processed foods. For example, I like to elevate prepackaged noodles with a homemade sauce and garnish.
This will help you reach your 5-a-day and help keep potentially harmful chemicals out of your system!
If you have a hard time being "good" at buffets (or holiday meals); try taking only 1-2 bites of each item. This way, you get to enjoy a variety of foods (the reason I go to buffets in the first place); and hopefully you can have the stuff that's not as good for you without overdoing it.
Another trick is to limit yourself to one plate of dinner, salad, and dessert. No going back for seconds
If your craving something that is out of your calorie range, create and play in the kitchen to create a new healthier version. Another good one is to use substitues, freeze pudding cups for 3 hours - is just like soft ice cream and alot less calories and portion controlled.
I buy prepackaged yougurts and puddings and freeze early in the day, log it into my calories, and then later on in the day is a substitute for ice cream-
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