Tuesday, June 12, 2012

This, Not That

I'm guessing you've heard of those Eat This, Not That books. I've picked them up on occasion and they're pretty interesting. They even have ones for cooking, drinking and grilling.

Today I have some healthy swaps that you might like to try...so here we go.

Eat this, and not that!

3 oz broiled salmon lightly seasoned vs. 6 oz T-bone steak 
155 calories, 1 g sat fat vs. 420 calories, 10.5 g sat fat

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_BizpeaUzxq8/SCmghpN8BDI/AAAAAAAAAMA/8naA1s6w5G4/s400/broiledsalmon.jpg

2 cups of sliced fruit vs. 1 5 oz. slice of cheesecake
218 calories vs. 1,028 calories

1 plain pancake with 1/4 cup syrup vs. 1 cup oatmeal cooked with banana slices
412 calories, 1.9 g fiber vs. 277 calories, 7.6 g fiber

1 cup spaghetti with marinara sauce vs. 1 cup Ratatouille
332 calories vs. 152 calories

http://s3.amazonaws.com/tp-prod/pictures/719/ratatouille-dish.jpg

Full rack baby back ribs vs. 4 grilled chicken wings, lightly seasoned
670 calories, 29 g fat vs. 183 calories, 6.4 g fat

1/4 cup trail mix with cranberries, raisins, nuts and seeds vs. 1 chocolate chip energy bar
130 calories vs. 250 calories

http://nuts.com/images/assets/99a31fb487504568.jpg

8 oz grilled chicken sandwich with 1/2 c melon vs. fried chicken (6.5 oz) sandwich with cheese and fries
440 calories vs. 990 calories

4 fried jumbo shrimp vs. 3 oz broiled cod
165 mg cholesterol vs. 50 mg cholesterol

1 cup mashed potatoes, 2 T gravy vs. 1 cup mashed acorn squash
229 calories, 455 mg sodium, 38 g carbs vs. 83 calories, 7 mg sodium, 21.5 g carbs

http://img.foodnetwork.com/FOOD/2008/12/14/RB0212_Mashed-Butternut-Squash_lg.jpg

This doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite pasta or meat dish...just eat smaller servings and switch it out with healthier options more often than not!

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