Eat by Stars is back to the grocery this week with 5 healthy choices. All of which are also quite tasty. THIS is how to eat.
Per 2 cups (a small salad): calories 10, fat <1g, carbs 1.5g, protein 1g
You may know arugula as the lettuce looking stuff on top of a pizza at one of those upscale type pizzerias. I know it as a great way to add a peppery depth of flavor to a salad. Toss with olive oil and lemon, top with gorgonzola and walnuts and you may have the world’s healthiest lunch.
Per cup: calories 62, fat <1g, carbs 14g, protein 2g
If you fight a hefty sweet tooth, switching to fruit to scratch that itch is a monumental way to eat healthier. Blackberries are a great example of Mother Nature’s candy. You may never look at a gummy bear the same again.
Snack Sensations Pack®
Per pack: calories 180, fat 8g, carbs 21g, protein 6g
Grapes, apples, and cheese aren’t found encased in plastic together in nature, but no matter, this snack gives a solid mix of fats, carbs, and protein. Making a good for you snack convenient is a rare way our food system helps us eat healthier. Take advantage.
Per piece: calories 70, fat 6g, carbs 0g, protein 5g
Another entirely easy way to have a healthy snack. Baby bell cheese gives you a good shot of protein to keep you feeling full longer. And the three ingredients (pasteurized milk, salt, microbial enzymes) are how cheese has been made since, like, a really long time ago.
Perdue Individually Wrapped Chicken Breasts®
Per breast: calories 140, fat 1.5g, carbs 0g, protein 29g, (salt 15%)
This packaged chicken type is swimming in salt water so it doesn’t reach 5 star territory. Nonetheless, it’s an easy way to add lean protein into your diet. Don’t let great be the enemy of good.
Disclaimer: I take all these pics myself at local markets. Unless specifically noted(®), I am not attempting to single out a specific brand or company. One company’s product is not different or better than another’s similar product. I get all my nutritional info from the package. For items without packages I consult fitday.com and the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory website.