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Posted by Joan Salge Blake August 14, 2012 12:06 PM
|Source: Produce for Better Health Foundation|
She is just one of many Americans looking for leaner mealtime versions of their favorite omelet, steak, or meatball recipes. According to the Shopping for Health 2012 survey conducted by the Food Marketing Institute and Rodale, Inc., food shoppers are not only paying more attention to nutrition when filling their supermarket carts but they are also hunting for healthier recipes to fill their dinner plate.
This doesn’t surprise Elizabeth Pivonka, the President and CEO of Produce for Better Health (PBH) Foundation. Their wildly popular “Give Your Plate a Makeover” program ranks in the top one percent of all of their page views on their site. The program provides before and after photos of meals that were made over to taste deliciously leaner. “I think people find it helpful to have a visual. It’s always fun to see a “before” and “after” makeover,” claims Pinvonka.
By adding more fruits, veggies, and wholegrains, to traditional recipes, the calories per serving can be dramatically reduced. Here are some interesting comparisons of MyPlate Meal Makeovers, along with the recipes, from the PBH's website:
Tapenade Plate: 440 calories
Broccoli Omelet: 270 calories
1 oz Potato Chips: 807 calories Chicken Wrap: 530 calories
Beef Fajitas: 590 calories
Visit the PBH website for more meal makeovers ideas and recipes to deliciously trim calories from your meals. It worked for Paula.
For more healthy recipe ideas, visit:
Cooking Light Magazine
Meal Makeover Moms
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Originally published on the blog Nutrition and You!.
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About the authorJoan Salge Blake, MS, RD, LDN, is a clinical associate professor and registered dietitian at Boston University in the Nutrition Program. Joan is the author of Nutrition &You, 2nd Edition, More »
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