Nutritional Eating - More Parent Tips

Try these 12 easy nutritional eating tips
to give your recipes a nutritional makeover:

    1. Organic/free- range turkey/chicken are leaner because they are exercised more.

    2. Wash and scrub all fruits and veggies with a natural soap and a veggie brush, especially if not organic.

    3. When baking, replace half or all of the fat in your recipes with puréed fruit like applesauce or mashed bananas.

    4. Add more fibre to your recipes by using whole grains and adding ground flaxseed / hemp to your cookies, muffins and breads.

    5. Use 25% less of the fat, salt or sugar required in your original recipe.

    6. Substitute cream with 1% milk, almond, soy or even tofu in your recipes.

    7. Add garlic, onions and herbs and less oil to enhance the flavour to your cooking, especially fresh coriander at the end.

    8. Eat healthy dips like hummus, white bean or black been dips instead of processed or fattening ones.

    9. Substitute artificial candy with dried fruit and real liquorice from your local health store or bulk barn.

    10. Purchase nuts (if no allergies) plain or in their shell. Shelled nuts are fun to crack open, and have less unrefined oils and salt.

    11.  Eat healthier toppings like salsas or other fruit sauces.

    12. Store foods in glass containers - not plastic wrap.  This is healthier & better for the environment.

Bon Appetite!

Information provided by Mary Robertson, RHN, RNCP,
Specializing in Natural Nutrition for all stages of Life