Tips for Enjoying Favorite Foods

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Tips for enjoying favorite foods the HappyHealthy way!


  • Bake meats with a crispy coating of breadcrumbs or cornflake crumbs instead of frying.
  • Drink ice water with meals instead of sugar-sweetened drinks.
  • Use smoked turkey pieces to flavor greens, beans, and peas instead of bacon or fatback.
  • Add flavor with herbs and spices, to replace salt and fat.
  • Cut out or use less gravy, creamy sauces or salad dressings, or sugary ketchup or barbecue sauces.
  • Choose low-sodium or no-salt-added versions of canned or frozen foods.
  • Add more veggies to your recipes and your plate.
  • Use brown rice or whole-wheat pasta to add nutrition and fiber.
  • Enjoy the flavor but reduce the calories with smaller portions.
  • Offer fresh fruits or salads full of tasty veggies as side dishes.