Open Your Mind to New Fruits and Vegetables
Cure Your Familiar Food Boredom
Use Weight Watchers as a chance to reconsider your likes and dislikes. Some dieters say that salads bore them or that they hate veggies, but your new emphasis on low-cal eating gives you an opportunity to discover produce you may have overlooked before. If you’re not a squash fan, use Weight Watchers as a reason to finally try zucchini or sweet potatoes. Discovering healthy new foods that you’ll look forward to eating helps keep your diet from getting dull.
Weightwatchers.com, Self.com, and Epicurious.com all have great recipes for tasty veggie side dishes. The next time you’re at the grocery store, throw a fruit or vegetable into your cart that you’ve never tried before. A lack of variety can lead to boredom and derail your diet, so make it your mission to seek out new flavors in the produce aisle.
And don’t forget the fruit! Each Sunday create a big fruit salad with a mix of antioxidant superstars (cantaloupe, grapes, kiwi, plums, etc.) and portion it into individual containers to munch on during the week.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, simple additions can make your fruit taste more decadent. Try heating a sliced apple in the microwave and sprinkle on some cinnamon and Splenda. Then add a little fat-free yogurt on top and sprinkle it with a Kellogg’s Grab ‘N Go Pack of your favorite cereal (at only 1-2 points per serving, it’s a great dessert topping). Apple pie? Not quite. But it’s still delish.
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