Mornings with Dave & Jen

Summer Food Do’s and Don’ts
Summer Food Do’s and Don’ts
Summer’s here…and that means EATING! 
 
From Marie Claire here are some surprising foods that pack on the pounds:
1. Dried Fruit: This common snack can be highly caloric. When fruit is dried, there is less water so sugar becomes more dense – like grapes dried into raisins. Portions should be limited to a quarter of a cup.

2. Peas and Corn
: These vegetables are considered to be a starch because they have a high carbohydrate count. Consider them as bread-carb portions.
3. Granola: This is often masked as healthy, but a 1/2 – 3/4 cup of most types of cereal is equal to only 1/4 cup of granola in calorie count.

4. Avocado: These are packed with “good” fats, but when you consume avocados in dip form – yes, we mean guacamole – you can mindlessly consume hundreds of calories. Keep your avocado portions small, like slices on a sandwich. 

5. Frozen yogurt: Unlike regular yogurt, frozen yogurt doesn’t have live cultures, and it can have even more calories than ice cream.

6. Smoothies: Smoothies may seem healthy because of the nutritious ingredients like milk, berries, and banana, but they often have many calories and are loaded with 4 times the daily limit of sugar.

7. Glaceau Vitamin Water
: This drink can have as many calories as a can of soda and is enhanced with sugar.

8. Ground turkey burgers: This common beef substitute often has skin ground up in the meat, so make sure the turkey you’re buying is lean and low in fat.

9. Energy bars
: This grab-and-go snack should be limited to 200 calories per bar, unless you’re using it as a meal substitute.

10. Gluten-free foods: Gluten-free foods are not necessarily healthier and still have a lot of calories – you’re not saving in sugar or fat.

Instead, try these Summer delicacies that are healthier than you thought from

 
Watermelon – Packed with vitamin’s A, C, potassium, and lycopene (fights cancer)

Shrimp – High in protein, low in fat, and a good source of omega-3s

Iceberg Lettuce – One cup of shredded leaves delivers 20% of your daily need for Vitamin K

Popcorn – Popped-at-home corn has more antioxidants than certain fruits and veggies

Potatoes – Great source of heart-healthy potassium and fiber

Celery – Helps your digestive tract

Sunflower Seeds – Terrific source of vitamin E – 90% of your daily need 

Sauerkraut – Good source of probiotics which help with digestion and nutrient absorption

Mushrooms – Only vegetable source of vitamin D

 
I’ll have a hot dog with sauerkraut and some watermelon, please!
 
D&J
 

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