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Healthy Eating Tip: Go Green Every Other Bite

If you are a well trained carnivore or a pasta freak, you might have a little trouble remembering to eat your veggies. Veggies full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients and fiber – that is a rather compelling list don't you think? They are also filling and low in calories, especially if you don't smother them with butter.

When sitting down to lunch or dinner, make sure that your plate contains a vegetable and that you also have a serving of salad. Make sure that salad is not over dressed either.Then make every other bite a green one. Keep alternating between your protein and starch with something green. This will definitely increase your veggie intake and help you to fill up on low cal foods.

Remember, it is important to eat a wide and colorful variety of veggies. So if you made cauliflower instead of broccoli, or you prepared bright orange squash instead of green beans you can still eat "green" every other bite. Just make every other bite salad or veggie and you are good to go.
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AngelGrl135 AngelGrl135 8 years
thats a good trick/tip. i'll try it... but i don't know how long ill keep it up!
leahlarocco leahlarocco 8 years
I just discovered wheat berries, and they are fabulous in soups or salads. You can get them at health food stores, Wild Oats, Trader Joes, etc...
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 8 years
I WANT to order salads at restaurants, but I feel they just won't do the trick to fill me up! I don't know.
ElleJay ElleJay 8 years
i could live off of just vegetables forever <3
tshellyedwards tshellyedwards 8 years
aimebb, I'm with you! I'm a huge fruit gal :D I do eat veggies every day, but probably not as much as I need to. A great tip I learned from Rachael Ray is to cut up all your lettuce as soon as you get it from the market and put it in resealable tupperware. Then - when you get a home from a long day at work your salad is already cut up and all you have to do is add a few items to it (light dressing, tomato, whatever you eat with it...) It's also helpful in the morning when you woke up late and are quickly trying to fix your lunch :) I've eaten so many more salads over the last six months because of this helpful tip!
smarler smarler 8 years
This is a great tip. I'm a little bit of a pasta junkie, so this will help remind me to change it up.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I love veggies! I eat them in almost everything!!! :love:
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'm trying to add more veggies to my diet, but I'm so much more of a fruit person. I don't eat a lot of meat, and if/when it's chicken only. I try to avoid red meat and hate pork!
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