Thursday, April 7, 2011

Follow-Up

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Wow, I'm just blown away by all the great healthy eating tips you guys gave me on my last post. I know a lot of people didn't get a chance to read the tips given in the comments, so I decided to do a follow-up post. I really wish I could share them all here, but I'll try to keep this short by only passing on the highlights.


* Instead of ice cream, try fruit smoothies made with yogurt, milk, and fruit. (yummy!)


* Freeze low-fat yogurt in popsicle molds for yogurt pops. (This will be especially helpful for me this summer since my kids are popsicle fiends!)


* simplehealthytasty.com and skinnyrecipes.com offer yummy, healthy recipes.


* Make your own fresh-squeezed juice. Use honey to sweeten it instead of sugar.


* Make green tea with honey and lemon.


* To cut down on sodium, make your own salsa.

* Hummus on pita chips or baby carrots is a tasty snack.

* Make banana whips by whipping frozen bananas in the food processer.


* Instead of refined sugar, use raw agave nectar or stevia for sweetener.

* Put the fruits and/or vegetables out first at mealtime, so kids will eat more of the healthy stuff.


Thanks for all the awesome tips! My daughter has a track meet this weekend. Hopefully our new healthy eating habits will start paying off! I'll have to miss her meet because I'll be with my younger daughter at her Destination Imagination state tournament in Joplin, Missouri, but my husband will be at the track meet to cheer her on.

What have you got going on this weekend?

28 comments:

TerryLynnJohnson said...

great tips here. thanks for putting them all together. I do a few of these.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Great tips, Susan! Have fun this weekend...and good luck to both of your girls. :)

Joanne said...

Thanks for sharing these. I always enjoy the fresh fruits and veggies at our local farmstands, once the warmer weather gets here. Can't wait! Have a nice weekend ...

Lydia K said...

Great ideas! I have to check out those websites...they look great. :)

Niki said...

Gee that fruit smoothie is a great tip! ;)

re: nose-rings in pigs... An unringed pig will dig up the ground and eat the roots. It really does make a huge mess of a paddock but great for areas that need ploughing. A ringed pig will just graze grass like a sheep or cow. The ring stops the pig from digging.

Talli Roland said...

Wow, these are great tips indeed! Good luck to your family this weekend, Susan. :)

Old Kitty said...

I feel so healthy just reading your post!! Yay for healthy eating!!!!

I'm going to do some potplant gardeningupkeep this weekend!!! Yay! :-) Take care
x

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oooh, I forgot to mention sometimes i add a little agave to the banana whip--because my kiddo has a sweet toooth. :-)

I have to speak at a Women's Ministry Church Brunch on Saturday, and tonight I'm going to a fundraiser where they'll be a live band. Should be fun.

Brian said...

There are more trying to eat healthy, and that's a good thing! This weekend we are....ummmmmm, hey, I don't know what we are doing!

Stephen Tremp said...

I love fruit smoothies and make them all the time. We just bought the Magic Bullet set so now I can make our won homemade salsa too. That thing is incredible.

DEZMOND said...

hope Mr. Hubs won't rebel on the healthy food situation in the house :))

Bish Denham said...

These are great tips. Another way to cut back on salt is to use a little squeeze of lime or lemon in foods like salads and sauces.

Michelle Merrill said...

Thanks for posting those tips. Those are great. Have a good weekend. I'm hopefully getting stuff done around the house. Oh, and getting our backyard ready for our first garden!

Laura Marcella said...

I hope your daughter has a great meet! I remember track meets were always so fun. I hope the weather is good for it!

Lynn said...

Hope your daughter's have successful meets! I have never heard of agave necter. I'll need to check that out!

Stephanie said...

Hungrygirl.com is a great site too...sign up for her newsletter!

Myrna Foster said...

We're going to the Clark County Fair. I hope your daughter has a lot of fun running track. I know I did.

Lynda R Young said...

I make my own hummus so there's no oil in it... now, what to eat instead of chocolate (sadly there is no substitute for chocolate)

Tracy said...

Wow, thanks Susan for all of those tips...I'll have to check out some of your websites you mentioned. Let us know how your daughter does at her track meet!

Connie Arnold said...

Thanks for sharing the healthy eating tips! Hope you're having a good weekend.

Plain Jane said...

I just love these pictures of fresh fruits and veggies. They make me want to eat right.

Claudia Del Balso said...

Hi Susan,
I hopped over from Sharon Mayhew's blog since you're the featured friend in her ABC's friend list. Thank you for sharing these wonderful tips. I like the popsicle yogurt idea ;)
I'm a vegetarian so I already eat a lot of veggies and fruits, tofu, and other wonderful vegan recipes. Nice blog you have here ;)
I am officially your latest follower.
Cheers!
Claudia

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I hopped over from Sharon's blog - and I LOVE me some green tea! :)

Theresa Milstein said...

Oooo, you included my healthy tip! I like the others, especially the banana one.

Loved your shout out on Sharon Mayhew's blog.

Today is my 17th wedding anniversary. So we're going to Ipswich, MA for fried native clams. Tonight, he's cooking dinner. Friday night we went out for dinner while my son babysat. It's been a weekend-long celebration.

Dawn Simon said...

Wow, what great tips! Nice idea for a post, summing everything up--very helpful.

Sounds like you're having a wonderful and busy weekend! We are, too. :)

Julie Musil said...

Ooooh! These sound so good! A friend of mine is diabetic, and she gave me this tip: take low carb wheat tortillas and cut them in triangles. Spray cooking spray on them an broil for low carb, low salt chips to go with that homemade salsa. Yum.

Nas Dean said...

Thanks for sharing these great tips!

Medeia Sharif said...

Great tips. I'd like to eat healthier.