Friday, April 13, 2012

I'm a total sucker when it comes to...

I try to make the right decisions when it comes to my health but sometimes I'm tempted by things that I know aren’t very good for me… like fried rice.  I'm a total sucker when it comes to fried rice.  I can’t help it.  I ask for it to be made with brown rice when it’s available and I get the “vegetable” fried rice but let’s be honest, there aren’t many vegetables in there. 

So, when I do indulge in fried rice, I add some of my own sautéed vegetables to make it healthier. 

This way I’m getting more nutrients, I feel better about eating it and it increases the portion so I have some leftover for the next day.

Of course this only works if you make your fried rice at home, get take out or if you bring home leftovers when you dine out.  But, this philosophy of making an indulgence healthier can apply to whatever your weakness is.  For example, if you love spaghetti and meatballs, use whole wheat, spinach or spelt pasta and blend bell peppers, spinach, carrots, celery and fresh herbs into your sauce.  If you can’t live without ice cream, limit it to 1-2 scoops of the best organic ice cream you can afford and top it off with some almonds or almond butter so you’re getting some protein and fiber as well as slowing down the absorption of the sugar. 

We don’t make the best decisions all of the time, that’s just human nature, but we can try to make our less than perfect choices better.
Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Fried rice is a downfall for me too, so I am glad to know there is help!