Did You Eat 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!”
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!