Sticking to diet resolutions in the New Year is not always the easiest task, but learning what foods are full of essential nutrients is a great place to start.
In her book “Eat Your Way to Sexy,” registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer says you should increase exercise, not cut calories further, if you’re having a hard time shedding the pounds on a low-calorie diet. She also advises to keep vitamins and minerals in mind when cutting calories. Make every bite count!
Try this meal plan to get key nutrients in your diet, including DHA omega-3, which helps to support brain health at all stages of life:
Bowl of whole grain cereal with Silk® DHA Omega-3 & Calcium soymilk
Chicken wrap (chicken breast, grated carrot, lettuce, black beans and salsa) with a Mission® Life Balance Soft Taco Flour Tortilla
Glass of Horizon milk w/ DHA
Whole grain pasta with Francesco Rinaldi ToBe Healthy pasta sauce (Tomato & Basil) w/ added lean ground beef and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese
Side of colorful vegetables
Plain, nonfat yogurt with fresh fruit