Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pack This...Not That!

Skip This Pack This Reasons Why
Deli meat Sliced tofu, roasted meat, or grilled chicken They'll offer protein without added sodium and fat.
Wheat Thins Triscuits Triscuits are made with whole wheat flour instead of enriched flour, so they offer more fiber per serving, plus fewer calories.
Cream cheese on a bagel Natural peanut butter on a bagel The nut butter might offer more calories, but it's also higher in fiber, lower in saturated fat, and higher in protein.
Orange juice Orange Opt for the actual fruit to increase your lunch's fiber content and save you liquid calories.
Regular pasta Whole wheat pasta Whether it's your kid's mac 'n' cheese or lasagna for yourself, always opt for whole wheat pasta for added fiber.
Goldfish Annie's Whole Wheat Cheddar Bunnies The Cheddar Bunnies are made with whole wheat flour instead of enriched flour. They're also lower in saturated fat and offer more fiber per serving.     

Here are some more trade-offs to add to the list:

Applesauce -- Apples
Raisins -- Grapes
Cookie -- Dark Chocolate
Yoplait -- Greek or natural yogurt (you can add the fruit in yourself!)

-Eating Clean in College

1 comment:

  1. Great ideas! I agree, the less processed the better. And then of course, portions always matter :) Good luck with your challenge!