Healthy Hacks

Healthy Hacks
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We’re all looking for tricks and tips to eat, cook and serve healthy meals.  Try these five Healthy Hacks for the kitchen, for the table and for the grocery store.

Portion Size Healthy Hack.  The bigger the plate the more you eat.  Invest in smaller plates and bowls, or serve dinner on salad plates and use a mug for your cereal or ice cream. Another trick:  Spread food, rather than mound it.  It looks like a lot when it’s not. 

Vegetable Prep Healthy Hack.  Freshen up your limp kale or other vegetables by dropping them into ice water.  Plants wilt due to water loss.  Ice water restores their crispness.

Grocery Bag Healthy Hack.  In a recent study, researchers found that 64 percent of the 25 used reusable grocery bags tested were contaminated with bacteria.  Make sure to wash your cloth bags weekly and use single-use bags (e.g., plastic) for raw meat, poultry and seafood.

Cooking Healthy Hack.  Zap lemons, limes, or oranges for 15 seconds in the microwave before squeezing.  The fruit will yield twice as much juice.

Mindful Healthy Hack.  Signal that meal time is over by turning off the light and closing the door (if you have one).

Look for more healthy hacks and delicious recipes from Lisa in the cookbook, Healthy Happy Cooking, available here.

Lisa Lewis……………………..…………………….……………………..……..lisa.lewis@fp4h.com