Did You Eat Something That Grows?

Trade it for something that grows.

Trade it for something that grows.

At every meal, no matter what, you should have something that grows on your plate. This is a concept I taught my kids when they were little.

I would always ask them, “What are you going to eat that grows?”
Sometimes, they would respond, “These fries are potatoes, and they grow”,  and I would have to say, 
“Yes, but you need something that grows that has not been dipped in grease!”

Add something that grows.

Add something that grows.

Making a small change, like having something that grows on your plate, will help bring some balance to your diet.  It also helps take the guess-work out of trying to make a good food choice.  (Read more about how to do that, here.) If you are eating in a restaurant, add a small dinner salad to your entre.  Even if you are eating on the run and have to go through a window, most fast food places offer a side salad. Choose it, instead of fries (you do get a choice, you know) and you will consume fewer calories and less fat. (An average medium fry has about 400 calories and about 20 grams of fat)

Small changes make a big impact!

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