7 Great Food Tips to Eat and Share

While losing weight can be quite challenging, here is a list of 7 go-to foods that are good for you and won’t keep you wondering if they’ll tip the scale “out of your favor”.

 #1: Popcorn 
Popcorn is a whole grain and it contains filling good for you fiber. Just make sure to make your popcorn air-popped not the processed stuff you get in bags at the store. Then add a very small amount of Parmesan cheese or no more than a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil or butter with a little (1/2 tsp) salt. Better to sprinkle chili flakes!
 #2: Greek Yogurt 
This Greek yogurt is protein packed, but be sure to see it doesn’t have added fruits or preservatives. You can add your own fresh fruit or a small handful of nuts to it. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on it or a tsp. of honey.
 #3: Shrimp 
Shrimp, also full of protein with little calories. Shrimp has important vitamins too like vitamin D and B-vitamins.
 #4: Quinoa 
This whole grain has plenty of fiber as well as protein. Great if you are watching what to eat and also watching how much you eat. Quinoa is low in fat and has good nutrients too.
 #5: Pears 
It’s nice to change up your fruit selection to pears instead of apples. Apples are also great, but variety is even better. These also contain fabulous fiber and can make a great snack with a small piece of sharp cheddar cheese or string cheese.
 #6: Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are low in calories and once again, have great fiber, lots of vitamin A which is an antioxidant and protein as well. I love to slice these up with a mandolin, add a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil a tsp. of salt and seasoning like thyme or marjorum. Roast them at 450 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes. Delicious.
#7: Peanut Butter 
Peanut butter is great, but be sure to read the label for hidden ingredients. It should be as close to unprocessed as possible and thus should contain essentially nuts and salt, so make it “natural”. Great with sliced apples or celery or a little on toast in the morning with a tsp. of fruit jam (with little sugar).

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