Eating a healthy balanced meal isn't all that complicated. Just choose a variety of foods from all the major food groups including fruits and vegetables, meats or protein sources, dairy or calcium, grains and cereals, and healthy oils and fats. It also helps if you also want to consume the right amount of calories to maintain a healthy weight and cut back on all the unhealthy junk foods.
Eating a healthy diet that includes lots of fresh low-calorie nutrient-dense fruits and veggies, high-fiber whole grains and legumes will help you lose the excess adipose and supply you with all the nutrients you need.
Having a history of poor eating habits and being obese are two major risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Increasing your intake of healthful foods and losing weight if you're obese or overweight may help reduce the risk.
Please see the recipes for healthy eating. The Wellness Committee will give the reader updates about eating healthy as 2018 progresses. Please check back periodically.
- Buttery Lemon Grilled Fish on Grilled Asparagus
This quick and easy fish recipe may be the perfect weeknight summer dish. With just a few ingredients, you can have a beautiful, heart healthy, and diabetes-friendly meal on the table in about 15 minutes.
- Parmesan Crusted Chicken
A flavorful and versatile chicken recipe, serve this as a main entrée with vegetables or over a salad. It’s also kid-friendly and much healthier than any frozen chicken nugget.
- Bacon Spinach Egg Muffins
A great anytime meal: Breakfast, Brunch, etc.
- Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry
A light, simple and delicious stir fry. Not authentic, but easy, healthy and extremely versatile.