Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Putting Good Food into the Body the Easy Way

If you are like me, you like putting good food into your body the easy way, however, sometimes we slip and forget what some of those good foods are and how to use them. So here is my list of some of the best foods for the body with reminders of how to use them. Of course if you have certain food allergies or medical conditions that restrict certain foods, don't add them to your diet.

Carrots - Good in salads, by themselves as a crunchy snack, or cooked as a dinner veggie.
Oatmeal - This is a great breakfast food. It fills you up and stays with you.
Citrus fruits - Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, limes ... Eat by themselves, in drinks, salads, sauces ...
Tomato - These can be eaten raw, in salads, on sandwiches, or in your favorite sauce or salsa.
Grapes - Can be eaten raw or in the form of juice. Eat in salads, sandwiches, or by themselves.
Kiwi fruit - Under all that "hair" is a yummy green fruit. If you haven't eaten one, you are missing out. Be sure to peel the skin off first. Eat whole or add them to a fruit salad. Great with bananas.
Garlic - Great on toast, in sauces, and cooked with meats or pasta.
Sweet potatoes - Not only for the holidays! They go great with most any meal. Bake and eat.
Peas - Make a pea salad, add to a garden salad, or simply heat some peas for a side-dish. Onions - Great sauteed or raw. Treat yourself to a sweet Walla Walla's or Vidalia onion when they are in season - yummy! Onions are so versatile you can eat them everyday in many ways.
Bran - Bran cereal, bran muffins (watch the sugar please) are great breakfast items.
Spinach - Some like it cooked, but I don't, but don't let that stop you. Eat it raw! It's great.
Fish - Salmon is high on the list of good fish to eat. Whatever fish you choose, skip the coating, and simply broil it with a touch of butter and lemon.
Blueberries - A powerhouse of anti-oxidants. For a yummy breakfast mix a small container of low-fat yogurt, fresh blueberries, and grape-nuts (not the flakes) together in a pretty cup.
Cabbage - Great raw in salads, stuffed and baked, or boiled.

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