Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Power foods..


I loved this article from www.sparkpeople.com about foods that we can reach for with no quilt. None of foods are scary or expensive. Simple.


"Power foods are a combination of low calories and high nutrients, or foods that keep you feeling satisfied.
Quite simply, you can make your calories work for you. The more efficiently you eat, the more you can eat before reaching your calorie limit.

The great part about power foods is that you are likely eating some of them already! And if not, parts of your diet can be easily replaced by other power foods. Adding just a few more power foods can make a big difference in your calorie intake and appetite.
At the top of the Power Food list are foods that contain proteins, fiber and healthy (whole grain) carbohydrates. These foods have tons of nutrients that give you long-lasting energy without a lot of calories, all while making you feel fuller faster. However, there are power foods in every food group and plenty of options to choose from."


Power Foods

whole wheat pita
whole wheat bagels
whole wheat pasta
brown rice
whole rye



Fruits/Veggies
oranges
berries
cantaloupe
watermelon
apples
avocado
chili peppers
spinach
sweet potatoes
tomatoes


Dairy/Protein
low fat or skim milk
low fat yogurt
salmon
tuna
chicken
almonds
peanuts
walnuts and hazelnuts
beans
eggs

1 comment:

sara said...

I love Power Foods. Which is why I love smoothies so much, because I can combine 4 or 5 power foods in one meanl!! YES, those calories SHOULD work for me!!