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How to Combine Taste and Nutrition

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist | Shield HealthCare
03/03/14  10:59 PM PST
Taste and Nutrition

Tired of the same old foods? Spice up your relationship with healthy foods by adding ingredients you hadn’t thought of before to make taste and nutrition come together! Fall in love all over again with your favorite foods – in new recipes that make great healthy lunches!

Carrots:

One large raw carrot makes your day with vitamin A, folate, potassium and fiber, all for just 30 calories!

Spiced Carrot Salad with Olives, Feta and Parsley

 

Bananas:

They may seem run-of-the-mill, but these fruits are packed with potassium, B vitamins and prebiotoic fiber, which provides fuel for the good bacteria that live in your colon and support your immune system.

Baked Bananas in Orange-Cinnamon Sauce

 

Beans:

A powerhouse of fiber, folate, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, iron and protein, beans are a versatile food you can eat any time of day.

Tuscan Bean Salad

 

Chicken:

Chicken again? You bet! A three-oz chicken breast serves up 25 grams of protein in a low-fat package and goes well with a multitude of ingredients.

Tandoori Chicken Skewers

 

Potatoes:

Don’t shun this starchy vegetable! It’s chock-full of blood sugar-stabilizing fiber, vitamin C, potassium, niacin and vitamin K.

Mashed Potatoes with Greens

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