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
 

Dave & Jen Podcasts

RTP

Running To Places

Joey Steinhagen has BIG news about the youth theater group

aj

Screen Queen

Angelina Jolie’s new film is in Screenie’s Fall Movie Preview

magic

Hollywood Dirt Report

Ladies…are you ready for “Magic Mike XXL”?

selfie

The FREAK Files

A lawyer took a few too many liberties with her celebrity selfies

ba-600x387

Hollywood Dirt Report

Ben Affleck makes a startling confession!

More Podcasts

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

mondaynight

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Entertainment

It’s been 30 years since ‘The Cosby Show’ debuted

cosby

Here are some of our favorite moments from one of America's favorite TV families.

in Music

New Queen album features Michael Jackson collaboration

25-overlay3

The track features vocals from late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and the King of Pop.

in Lifestyle

Being a couch potato could cause depression

tv

A new analysis ties too much sitting at the computer or lying around watching TV to a greater risk of depression.

in Entertainment

Jennifer Garner’s life ‘too boring’ for Instagram

jennifer

The "Dallas Buyers Club" actress is adamant she won't join her husband, actor Ben Affleck, on Twitter either.