Making Your New Year’s Un-Resolution
As we shared last week in our Top Weight Loss Tips for Good Health, the best healthy-eating habits don’t involve depriving yourself by skipping meals, starving yourself or avoiding certain food groups. In fact, the best way to get back into good health is more about what you do include in your diet — from vegetables and fruits to whole grains and wheat germ — than what you don’t.
That’s why we’ve declared 2014 the year of the un-resolution. Instead of forcing yourself to give up all the foods you love, we think you should determine the foods you’d never give up — and then find ways to make them healthier. Here are some ways Kretschmer Wheat Germ can help you keep those foods you love as part of a healthy diet.
Pizza: A favorite of both kids and adults, pizza is not usually high on the list of healthy, get-back-into-shape foods. But if it’s your favorite dish, it’d be foolish to think you can give it up forever. Our Homemade Pizza with Wheat Germ Crust turns this dish into a good source of fiber, folic acid, vitamin E and other important nutrients by adding wheat germ to the crust.
Fried chicken: It’s true, dunking food into a deep-fat fryer can’t be called healthy in anyone’s book. But an oven-baked “fried” chicken that adds wheat germ into the crunchy coating leaves you feeling satisfied, especially when you know you’ve cut out much of the fat while adding nutrition to this favorite comfort food.
Burgers: From using leaner meats to piling on healthier toppings, burgers are one of the easiest healthy makeovers around. Our Mushroom, Parmesan and Wheat Germ Turkey Burgers use these tricks, plus one of our favorite substitutions — wheat germ in place of breadcrumbs — to create a nearly guilt-free, very tasty meal.
Chocolate: Many of us have wills of iron … until it comes to chocolate. When the holiday splurge is over, you don’t have to mourn the loss of chocolate. Just try to stick to healthier dark chocolate for those occasional after-dinner treats. And when it’s time to splurge, do so by adding nutrition to your indulgence with delectable treats like these Dark Chocolate Truffles with Wheat Germ.
To kick-start your 2014 un-resolution, let us know what foods you’d never give up. Enter our Kretschmer New Year’s Un-Resolution Contest for a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card to use toward your wellness goals.