Sirloin, tenderloin, or low fat ground beef is better than chicken with skin.
Reduced Fat vanilla wafersDark chocolate
Hooray! Chocolate isn't always so bad for you! Dark chocolate has antioxidants, but it still has sugar so be careful not to splurge. Vanilla wafers have no fiber or nutrients, and they have lots of sugar.
Italian dressingRanch (any variety)
Any dressing that is oil based instead of cream based is a better topping/dipping sauce for your heart health!
Whole wheat french toastWaffle without butter
Whole wheat french toast (especially with berries!) adds fiber to your diet, keeping you full until lunch. Waffles have little nutrients, no protein, and lots of sugar. Always look for whole wheat breakfast grains, breads, or mixes.
Turkey sausageBoiled egg
Don't let the turkey-title fool you. Sausage links have 11% of your daily fat, and 17% of your daily sodium - with no vitamins. Eggs offer less sodium, less fat, and more vitamins like B-12 and vitamin D.
Thin crust pizzaPasta primavera
Whole grain pasta, olive oil, and vegetables >> dough, cheese, fatty meats.
How Heart Healthy Are You?
Check out the American Heart Association website or healthfinder.gov for healthy food ideas. Also, cholesterol testing at Goddard Health Center is $10 the month of February!
You might still have a hard time deciding healthy from unhealthy. But, once you know to add fruits and vegetables to every meal, you'll be on the right track. Also, cholesterol testing is $10 the month of February at Goddard Health Center.
You know how to pick 'em! Keep up the good work picking fruits, veggies, whole grains, and low fat proteins. Also, cholesterol testing is $10 the month of February at Goddard Health Center.